Diversity and Inclusion on Campus

Virginia Wesleyan University is extremely proud of our diverse student body.  The Fall 2019 entering first-year cohort had the following diversity:

  Percent of First-Time First Year Population
Nonresident aliens 0.58%
Hispanic/Latino 7.85%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic 30.23%
White, non-Hispanic 48.83%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 0.29%
Asian, non-Hispanic 2.32%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic   0
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 7.56%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 2.33%


Total Campus population%

Nonresident aliens




Black or African American, non-Hispanic


White, non-Hispanic


American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic


Asian, non-Hispanic


Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic


Two or more races, non-Hispanic


Race and/or ethnicity unknown


In the fall of 2019, VWU had a first-generation student population of 25% of the entire student body.  First-generation students comprised 28.2% of the 2019 incoming first-year cohort.


Orientation is the transitional experience at VWU for incoming first-year and transfer students.  The program aids individuals to get acclimated to the campus through events and presentations so that students can have a successful undergraduate time. 

Diverse Student Organizations

VWU has over 50 student organizations! Of these organizations, there are over 10 student organizations that are cultural or identity-based.  The Office of Student Activities aims to connect students with diverse student organizations to maximize their experience in an inclusive environment.  The listing below is continually updated as more organizations are started at VWU.

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Sigma-Omicron Chapter: https://aka1908.com; Instagram: @sigmaomicron_aka1908
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - https://apa1906.net; Instagram: @phialpha_alphas
  • African Student Association - Instagram: @marlins_asa
  • Black Student Union - Instagram: @marlins_bsu
  • Caribbean Student Association - Instagram: @marlins_csa
  • Generation ACTion
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated - https://kappaalphapsi1911.com; Instagram: @vdubbnupes
  • Latino Student Alliance - Instagram: @marlins_lsa
  • Naturalista
  • Phenomenal Women
  • Spectrum - Instagram: @we_are_spectrum
  • WILD - Instagram: got.wild
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - www.zphib1920.org; Instagram: @by_zetaphibeta