Our mission is to prepare leader-servants in the workplace and the world, in the community and the church, and in the home. We serve faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and welcome all who live our values. We accomplish our mission by providing the finest undergraduate education available in letters, arts, and sciences within a wholesome Latter-day Saint environment. Students, faculty, and staff at Southern Virginia University are committed to being academically or professionally accomplished, spiritually rooted, service-oriented, and self-reliant. We embody Southern Virginia’s core values, which are scholarship, discipleship, accountability, enthusiasm, and refinement. Southern Virginia University seeks to establish a replicable self-sustaining model of higher education that can serve Latter-day Saints throughout the world.

The online catalog contains official descriptions of the academic policies and programs of Southern Virginia University. The university reserves the right to change programs of study, academic policies and procedures, the announced university calendar, and other matters described herein without prior notice, in accordance with established university policies. This catalog is descriptive and is not to be construed as a legal contract. Records of changes are on file and available for examination in the Provost’s Office. Policies approved by the university’s board of trustees are found in Board of Trustee Policy in the Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual. In the event of a conflict between this catalog and board policy, the board’s policy prevails.

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