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Nestled in a wooded park setting minutes from I-95 Offering the peace of country living with city convenience. Within minutes of Fort Lee, schools, parks, and recreational activities, and South Park Mall

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President’s Message Welcome to Virginia State University, where we encourage you to help us Build a Better World. The faculty and staff at VSU are committed to helping students enjoy a rewarding and memorable experience. Challenges will be many, but these will serve as a means by which you will attain your professional and personal goals. Every day I am excited about meeting and talking with our students, because we learn so much from each other. Virginia State University has made many changes and improvements over recent years. The renovation of existing facilities and the construction of new buildings are indications of our commitment to students’ needs. We employ a student-centered approach to education and support services. Virginia State University believes in educating the whole student. Educational, cultural, social, wellness, service, support -- it’s all here. It’s for you. It’s the road map to help you make your dream a reality. The University’s mission is to promote and sustain academic programs that integrate instruction, research and extension/public service in a design most responsive to the needs and endeavors of individuals and groups within its scope of influence and we provide a myriad of

support services that contribute to ensuring that our graduates become productive citizens and proud alumni. We are staffed with trained, professional and caring personnel who embrace the University’s ideals of quality student support. These people - students, faculty and staff - make you feel good about your VSU experience. We invite our students to dream big. To explore one of our 52 degree programs and to allow our talented faculty to help them find success, whether that would be in continuing their education in graduate school or joining the workforce as productive, well-qualified employees. Together, the administration, faculty and staff of Virginia State University are committed to building a better world by educating our students, partnering with our neighboring communities and advancing the economic interests of the Commonwealth. Sincerely,

Dr. Keith T. Miller President

2013 Virginia State University Homecoming Activities October 11 Student Talent Show October 13 Gospel Concert October 14 Hip Hop Concert October 15 Comedy Show October 16 Organization Bazaar October 17 King and Queen Ball October 18 Pep Rally October 18 Step Show October 19 Homecoming Parade October 19 Football Game VSU vs Bowie State October 19 Outdoor Event

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Virginia Hall Anderson Turner Daniel Gymnasium Daniel Gymnasium Daniel Gymnasium University Avenue Daniel Gymnasium Roger Stadium (Gym Rain Location) Daniel Gymnasium Downtown Petersburg Roger Stadium for more information “All activities are subject to change without notice”.“All activities are subject to change without notice”. VSU 3

Small Town Dealer with Small Town Prices Family owned business. My father and uncle sold cars in Petersburg in the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. I have been selling cars since 1985. Our goal is the same now as it was then. To provide low mileage cars and trucks at the best possible prices. Due to the fact Ange Auto Sales is not in a fancy new building with 50 plus employees we can sell the same cars and trucks as the big guys at prices that are far less. Ange Auto Sales is nestled in the small town of Ettrick, Va. over looking the campus of Virginia State University. It has truly been a pleasure selling cars in the Tri-Cities for so long and over those years forming friendships and relationships with local vendors. Most of which I have used for 20 plus years. And of course it has always been a pleasure providing quality transportation for our friends, family and new friends we have met along the way... Most of my customers have purchased several cars over the years for themselves and their families. Our success is 100% dependent on the happiness of our customers. If you have a problem or complaint I want to know about it personally. Keith Ange- Owner Then Now

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University Profile Looking for a university where the faculty and staff work together to build a better world? Look no further than Virginia State University. A 2011 student population of over 5,600 enjoys personal attention by the faculty and staff not typically found at larger institutions. Since 2008, U.S. News & World Report has twice acknowledged VSU’s excellence by naming the University the top, public, master’s level HBCU in America. Virginia State University was founded in 1882 as the Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute, making it the first fully state supported, four-year institution of higher learning for Blacks in America. Today, Virginia State University is one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions. The campus sits atop a rolling landscape overlooking the Appomattox River in the Chesterfield County village of Ettrick. It is accessible by Interstates 95 and 85, which intersect in adjacent Petersburg, as well as U.S. Routes 1, 301 and 460. The University is centrally located about two hours away from Washington, DC to the north, the North Carolina Triangle area to the south, the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. VSU students live and learn on a 236-acre main campus, with more than 50 buildings, including 16 dormitories and 17 classroom buildings, and a 416-acre agricultural research facility. Led by its13th President, Dr. Keith T. Miller, the University boasts healthy fiscal management and growth, with a 2010-11 operating budget of over $150 million. The University’s academic programs include the “Bridges to Baccalaureate” program for students transferring from two-year colleges

who want too major in the sciences, the Honda -Star Challenge and the Ronald Campus All-Star E. McNair Scholars Program for students planning to pursue doctoral degrees in their chosen field of study. Honors scholarships are also available to entering freshmen, including the Presidential and Provost Scholarships. In 2006, VSU inaugurated the Low Income Families With Talented Students (LIFTS) financial aid program, the first of its kind among HBCUs. LIFTS promises to meet 100 percent of a qualifying student’s financial need by providing 75 percent of a student’s need through scholarships and grants and limiting debt through student loans to 25 percent of VSU’s in-state cost of attendance over four years, regardless of state residency. Admissions and academic information is available at the University’s Web site, or by calling (800) 871-7611. Virginia State University offers 52 baccalaureate and master’s degree programs and a Certificate of Advanced Study within five schools: The School of Agriculture; The School of Business; The School of Engineering, Science and Technology; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Graduate Studies, Research and Outreach. In 2008, Virginia State University began its first Ph.D. program, in Health Psychology, the only program of its type in Virginia. VSU offers a bachelor of individualized studies degree program, a non-traditional baccalaureate program primarily for working adults. Students can pursue the degree on a full-time or part-time basis. Through a challenging academic program, diverse student organizations and exciting extracurricular activities, Virginia State University encourages students to build a better world.


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1, 2, & 3Br Apartments Historic Old Town Stainless Steel Appliances Beautiful Hardwood Flooring Ceiling Fans Exposed Brick Wall (In Some Units) Controlled Entry Access Washer/Dryer Available Granite Countertops Central AC/Heat Carpet / Ceramic Tile Flooring Dishwashers/Microwaves Access to VSU, Fort Lee, I95-I85 Near Local Restaurants

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Student Organizations Name of Organization A Movement Walking AbstraKt Entertainment Adopt Haiti Project Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Mu Gamma American Marketing Association Auset Society, Inc. Beta Gamma Sigma Biology Society Breaking the Silence Caribbean Students Association Council for Exceptional Children Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Diversified Virtue Entertainment English Club Financial Management Association Future American Millionaires Global Association of Risk Professionals Golden Key International Honor Society Graduate Student Association G-Squared HPERD/Sports Management Majors Club Hospitality Management Program Student Association Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers International Students Association Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Delta Pi Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity Kerojo Modeling Agency, Ltd Kiwanis Circle K International Male Teachers Molding Minds Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Science National Pan-Hellenic Council National Association of Black Accountants National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice National Society of Pershing Angels National Society of Pershing Rifles National Student Nursing Association Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America People Against Negativity Inspiring Creativity 2000 Pre-Medical Pre-Dental Society Psi Chi Psychology Club Public Administration Club Richmond Pre-Alumni Sankofa Dance Theatre VSU7

Type of Organization Other/Social Creative/Media/Performing Arts Cultural/Ethnic Fraternity/Sorority/Social Fraternity/Sorority/Social Academic/Professional Academic/Professional Cultural/Ethnic Academic/Professional Academic/Professional Other/Social Cultural/Ethnic Academic/Professional Fraternity/Sorority Creative/Media/Performing Arts Academic/Professional Academic/Professional Other/Social Academic/Professional Honor Society Service Other/Social Athletic/Recreation Academic/Professional Academic/Professional International Fraternity/Sorority/Social Academic/Professional Fraternity/Sorority/Social Creative/Media/Performing Arts Service/Volunteer Social/Other Academic/Professional Fraternity/Sorority/Social Academic/Professional Academic/Professional Military Science/Fraternity/Sorority Military Science/Fraternity/Sorority Academic/Professional Fraternity/Sorority/Social Academic/Professional Creative/Media/Performing Arts Academic/Professional Academic/Professional Academic/Professional Academic/Professional Other/Social Creative/Media/Performing Arts


Selected One’s Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Sista 2 Sista Spanish Club Student Education Association Students in Free Enterprise Student Liaison Outreach Team Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority Textile Apparel Merchandising Management The Association of Political Science The Betterment of Brothers and Sisters The Mass Communications Club The Men of New Water The Pre-Law Society The Social Work Club The T.R.U.E. Foundation The Virginia State University Gospel Chorale Trojan Explosion Virginia State Colony of Sigma Alpha Iota Unity of Consciousness University Concert Choir VSU-National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) VSU Residence Hall Association VSU Student Ambassadors Walter Johnson Math & Computer Science Club Your Hate Hurts

Other/Social Fraternity/Sorority/Social Academic/Professional Other/Social Academic Academic Professional Other/Social Service/Volunteer Fraternity/Sorority/Social Academic Professional Political Social/Other/Service/Volunteer Creative/Media/Performing Arts Other/Social Academic/Professional Academic/Professional Other/Social Creative/Media/Performing Arts Creative/Media/Performing Arts Academic/Professional Other/Social Creative/Media/Performing Arts Political Student Governance Service/Volunteer Academic/Professional Other/Social

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How College is Different than High School FOLLOWING THE RULES IN HIGH SCHOOL L * High school is mandatory and usually free. * Your time is structured by others. ar activities * You need permission to participate in extracurricular ou of your * You can count on parents and teachers to remind you responsibilities and to guide you in setting priorities. * Each day you proceed from one class directly to another, spending 6 hours each day--30 hours a week--in class. * Most of your classes are arranged for you. * You are not responsible for knowing what it takes to graduate. * Guiding principle: You will usually be told what to do and corrected if your behavior is out of line. CHOOSING RESPONSIBLY IN COLLEGE * College is voluntary and expensive. * You manage your own time. * You must decide whether to participate in co-curricular activities. * You must balance your responsibilities and set priorities. You will face moral and ethical decisions you have never faced before. * You often have hours between classes; class times vary throughout the day and evening and you spend only 12 to 16 hours each week in class

* You arrange your own schedule in consultation with your advisor. Schedules tend to look lighter than they really are. * Graduation requirements are complex, and differ from year to year. You are expected to know those that apply to you. * Guiding principle: You are expected to take responsibility for what you do and don’t do, as well as for the consequences of your decisions. GOING TO HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES * The school year is 36 weeks long; some classes extend over both semesters and some don’t. * Classes generally have no more than 35 students. * You may study outside class as little as 0 to 2 hours a week, and this may be mostly last-minute test preparation. * You seldom need to read anything more than once, and sometimes listening in class is enough. * You are expected to read short assignments that are then discussed, and often re-taught, in class. * Guiding principle: You will usually be told in class what you need to learn from assigned readings. SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE CLASSES * The academic year is divided into two semesters*, plus a week

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in each semester for exams. * Classes may number 100 students or more. * You need to study at least 2 to 3 hours outside of class for each hour in class. At VSU, it is recommended that you study 25-35 hrs per week outside of class! * You need to review class notes and text material regularly. * You are assigned substantial amounts of reading and writing which may not be directly addressed in class. * Guiding principle: It’s up to you to read and understand the assigned material; lectures and assignments proceed from the assumption that you’ve already done so. HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS * Teachers check your completed homework. * Teachers remind you of your incomplete work. * Teachers approach you if they believe you need assistance. * Teachers are often available for conversation before, during, or after class. * Teachers have been trained in teaching methods to assist in imparting knowledge to students. * Teachers provide you with information you missed when you were absent. * Teachers present material to help you understand the material in the textbook. * Teachers often write information on the board to be copied in your notes. * Teachers impart knowledge and facts, sometimes drawing direct connections and leading you through the thinking process. * Teachers often take time to remind you of assignments and due dates. * Teachers carefully monitor class attendance. * Guiding principle: High school is a teaching environment in which you acquire facts and skills. COLLEGE PROFESSORS * Professors may not always check completed homework, but they will assume you can perform the same tasks on tests. * Professors may not remind you of incomplete work. * Professors are usually open and helpful, but most expect you to initiate contact if you need assistance. * Professors expect and want you to attend their scheduled office hours. * Professors have been trained as experts in their particular areas of research. * Professors expect you to get from classmates any notes from classes you missed. * Professors may not follow the textbook. Instead, to amplify the text, they may give illustrations, provide background information, or discuss research about the topic you are studying. Or they may expect you to relate the classes to the textbook readings. * Professors may lecture nonstop, expecting you to identify the important points in your notes. When professors write on the board, it may be to amplify the lecture, not to summarize it. Good notes are a must. * Professors expect you to think about and synthesize seemingly unrelated topics. * Professors expect you to read, save, and consult the course syllabus (outline); the syllabus spells out exactly what is expected of you, when it is due, and how you will be graded. * Professors may not formally take roll, but they are still likely to

know whether or not you attended. * Guiding principle: College is a learning environment in which you take responsibility for thinking through and applying what you have learned. TESTS IN HIGH SCHOOL * Testing is frequent and covers small amounts of material. * Makeup tests are often available. * Teachers frequently rearrange test dates to avoid conflict with school events. * Teachers frequently conduct review sessions, pointing out the most important concepts. * Guiding principle: Mastery is usually seen as the ability to reproduce what you were taught in the form in which it was presented to you, or to solve the kinds of problems you were shown how to solve. TESTS IN COLLEGE * Testing is usually infrequent and may be cumulative, covering large amounts of material. You, not the professor, need to organize the material to prepare for the test. A particular course may have only 2 or 3 tests in a semester. * Makeup tests are seldom an option; if they are, you need to request them. * Professors in different courses usually schedule tests without regard to the demands of other courses or outside activities. * Professors rarely offer review sessions, and when they do, they expect you to be an active participant, one who comes prepared with questions. * Guiding principle: Mastery is often seen as the ability to apply what you’ve learned to new situations or to solve new kinds of problems. GRADES IN HIGH SCHOOL * Grades are given for most assigned work. * Consistently good homework grades may raise your overall grade when test grades are low. * Extra credit projects are often available to help you raise your grade. * Initial test grades, especially when they are low, may not have an adverse effect on your final grade. * You may graduate as long as you have passed all required courses with a grade of D or higher. * Guiding principle: “Effort counts.” Courses are usually structured to reward a “good-faith effort.” GRADES IN COLLEGE * Grades may not be provided for all assigned work. * Grades on tests and major papers usually provide most of the course grade. * Extra credit projects cannot, generally speaking, be used to raise a grade in a college course. * Watch out for your first tests. These are usually “wake-up calls” to let you know what is expected--but they also may account for a substantial part of your course grade. You may be shocked when you get your grades. * You may graduate only if your average in classes meets the departmental standard--typically a 2.0 or C. * Guiding principle: “Results count.” Though “good-faith effort” is important in regard to the professor’s willingness to help you achieve good results, it will not substitute for results in the grading process.

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Sept. 6

VSU Fall Opener



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v. Benedict College



Sept. 21

v. Kentucky State University



Sept. 23

v. Virginia Union University



Sept. 28

v. Johnson C. Smith University



Oct. 2

VSU Trojan Invite



Oct. 7

v. Lincoln University



Oct. 10

v. Bowie State University



Oct. 19

v. Bowie State University (HOMECOMING) 2:00pm


Oct. 23

v. Virginia University of Lynchburg



Oct. 29

v. Elizabeth City State University



Oct. 31

v. Randolph Macon University



Nov. 4

v. Chowan University



Nov. 6

v. University of North Carolina Pembroke



Nov. 9

v. Virginia Union University


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