Mission Statement

Mission

Shenandoah University educates and inspires individuals to be critical, reflective thinkers; lifelong learners; and ethical, compassionate citizens who are committed to making responsible contributions within a community, a nation and the world.

Core Values

  • Development of an enduring passion for learning Commitment to self-reflection and personal development
  • Respect for diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives
  • Celebration of creative performance, expression, teaching, and discovery
  • Cultivation of leadership to advance positive change and growth
  • Dedication to citizenship, professional services, and global outreach

Foundation

Shenandoah University distinguishes itself by providing opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills in a collaborative, personalized environment that intertwines professional and liberal learning. A Shenandoah education incorporates scholarship, experiential learning and sophisticated technologies, as well as practical wisdom.

As an institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Shenandoah University practices the highest ethical standards in its interactions with the community and with students of all faiths. Within a community of scholars, Shenandoah promotes the welfare of the whole person by fostering a nurturing environment in which students learn, grow, and flourish.

Vision Statement

Shenandoah University will be a strong leader of higher education, committed to educational excellence, creativity, and global citizenship. Shenandoah will value its outstanding integration of professional programs and liberal arts and further partnerships with other universities and organizations in order to shape and address the educational needs of society. Shenandoah will be a mid-sized comprehensive institution with a richly diverse population that believes in the continuing development of its faculty and professional staff to support an institution of its size and caliber. Shenandoah will offer a high-quality residential environment. Financially robust, Shenandoah’s growth will be both strategic and by design. Within a core context, Shenandoah will rely on its historical affiliation with the United Methodist Church to deepen its commitment to the development of a caring community that values the whole person, spiritual inquiry and student-centered education.» Download a copy of the musical score for Shenandoah's Alma Mater 

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Maps, Offices & Schools

Important Forms

Academic Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • Today
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    Online Registration for Summer Sessions 2014 (S1 & S2) remains open between March 24 and April 17. Registrations and Course Adjustments beyond then are done on paper forms. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu Read More

  • Today
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    Online Registration for Fall Semester 2014 remains open until June 30. Registrations and Course Adjustments beyond then are done on paper forms. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu Read More

  • Today
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    Core Quest, a group for undeclared majors, meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Henkel Hall, Room 107, for fun, advice and guidance on your journey of declaring a major. Light refreshments offered. Contact Dr. Michelle Brown at mbrown5@su.edu FREE Read More

Performances Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • 4/25
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    “Cendrillon (Cinderella),” the main stage opera, is presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. The Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra serves as the pit orchestra. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for… Read More

  • 4/26
    7:00

    “Cendrillon (Cinderella),” the main stage opera, is presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. The Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra serves as the pit orchestra. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for… Read More

  • 4/27
    2:30

    “Cendrillon (Cinderella),” the main stage opera, is presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. The Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra serves as the pit orchestra. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for… Read More

Student Life Calendar

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  • Today
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    Online Registration for Fall Semester 2014 remains open until June 30. Registrations and Course Adjustments beyond then are done on paper forms. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu Read More

  • Today
    12:00

    Online Registration for Summer Sessions 2014 (S1 & S2) remains open between March 24 and April 17. Registrations and Course Adjustments beyond then are done on paper forms. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu Read More

  • Today
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    Blackboard Traveling Support with Technology Liaison Tristan Plummer is in the Shingleton Hall lobby from 10 to 11 a.m.; the Brandt Student Center lobby from noon to 2 p.m.; and in the Gregory Hall lobby (near snack machines) from 2:30… Read More

Special Events

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  • Today
    12:00

    Blackboard Traveling Support with Technology Liaison Tristan Plummer is in the Shingleton Hall lobby from 10 to 11 a.m.; the Brandt Student Center lobby from noon to 2 p.m.; and in the Gregory Hall lobby (near snack machines) from 2:30… Read More

  • 4/16
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    Blackboard Traveling Support with Technology Liaison Tristan Plummer is in the Cork Street facility, Room M155 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and in the Health Professions Building (near library) from 1:30 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday. FREE Read More

  • 4/16
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    Staff Council Work Life & Professional Development Committee meets at 10 a.m. in Henkel Hall, Byrd Board Room. (This committee meets the third Wednesday of every month.) To be included in the committee’s e-mail list, contact Julie Tavenner at jtavenne@su.edu… Read More

Athletics

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  • 4/16
    7:00

    SU vs. Bridgewater at 7:00pm, at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. Free admission with SU I.D. Read More

  • 4/19
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    SU vs. Stevenson at 1:00pm at Lowry Tennis Court. Free admittance with SU I.D. Read More

  • 4/19
    1:00

    SU vs. Stevenson at 1:00pm at Lowry Tennis Courts. Free admission with SU I.D. Read More

Non-Discrimination Statement

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of sex race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.