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Our campus is breathtaking–but we’re more proud of our diverse, successful, happy graduates.

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Located in the Highlands of Virginia, Emory & Henry has devoted itself since 1836 to the belief that education can have a transformative effect on an individual, a place and ultimately the wider world. 

Emory & Henry College is named for Bishop John Emory, an eminent Methodist church leader, and Patrick Henry, a patriot of the American Revolution and Virginia’s first governor. Together they symbolize the college’s dual emphasis on spiritual growth and civic engagement.


Students enjoy our unique location in the Summer Adventure Program.Students enjoy our unique location in the Summer Adventure Program. Inspired by the motto “Increase in Excellence,” the first faculty challenged students to grow and develop intellectually, spiritually and physically.

Today, our mission continues to focus on students as they follow a path of intellectual and spiritual growth on their way to successful futures. That mission, in turn, is extended to others through a broad program of active engagement and community service

You will discover that Emory & Henry is a place of promise made up of warm-hearted, caring people who care about your fulfillment. This is a community that embraces people from all walks of life as they work together to improve the individual and the world. We are people with a mission and a long history devoted to transforming lives and increasing excellence.

  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/189-eamph-teams-up-with-friends-of-southwest-virginia" title="E&H Teams Up with Friends of Southwest Virginia to Create Video Series" aria-label="E&H Teams Up with Friends of Southwest Virginia to Create Video Series"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/1607_Emory-Henry-Presentations-Friends-SWVA-2017-Class-Photo-IMG-011.rev.1513113757.jpg" alt="(from L to R) Madisson Gillespie, Desmond Perry, Professor Brent Treash, Hannah Long, Ashley Bost..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/1607_Emory-Henry-Presentations-Friends-SWVA-2017-Class-Photo-IMG-011.rev.1513113757.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/1607_Emory-Henry-Presentations-Friends-SWVA-2017-Class-Photo-IMG-011.rev.1513113757.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/189-eamph-teams-up-with-friends-of-southwest-virginia" title="E&H Teams Up with Friends of Southwest Virginia to Create Video Series" aria-label="E&H Teams Up with Friends of Southwest Virginia to Create Video Series">E&H Teams Up with Friends of Southwest Virginia to Create Video Series</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">The <a title="Friends of Southwest Virginia Homepage " href="https://www.myswva.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Friends of Southwest Virginia</a> and Emory & Henry College have teamed up to produce three videos, reflective of outdoor recreation projects that are currently being implemented in Southwest Virginia. <a href="/live/news/189-eamph-teams-up-with-friends-of-southwest-virginia" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="E&H Teams Up with Friends of Southwest Virginia to Create Video Series" aria-label="E&H Teams Up with Friends of Southwest Virginia to Create Video Series">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/668-emory-henry-announces-new-rn-to-bsn-program" title="Emory & Henry Announces New RN to BSN Program" aria-label="Emory & Henry Announces New RN to BSN Program"><img src="/live/image/gid/111/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/1043,0,3180,2136/5888_RN-BSN-54_2.rev.1548366273.jpg" alt="Students at the School of Health Sciences campus in Marion, Va. Applications are now being accept..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/111/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/1043,0,3180,2136/5888_RN-BSN-54_2.rev.1548366273.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/111/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/1043,0,3180,2136/5888_RN-BSN-54_2.rev.1548366273.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/668-emory-henry-announces-new-rn-to-bsn-program" title="Emory & Henry Announces New RN to BSN Program" aria-label="Emory & Henry Announces New RN to BSN Program">Emory & Henry Announces New RN to BSN Program</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Due to an ever-demanding increased need for nurses in the region, Emory & Henry College has established its first-ever RN to BSN program and is now enrolling students to start classes this fall. <a href="/live/news/668-emory-henry-announces-new-rn-to-bsn-program" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Emory & Henry Announces New RN to BSN Program" aria-label="Emory & Henry Announces New RN to BSN Program">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/755-award-winners-announced-at-founders-day" title="Award Winners Announced at Founders Day" aria-label="Award Winners Announced at Founders Day"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/512,319,2329,2136/6126_Founders_Day_2019-27.rev.1553799458.jpg" alt="John E. Oden speaks at Founders Day 2019." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/512,319,2329,2136/6126_Founders_Day_2019-27.rev.1553799458.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/512,319,2329,2136/6126_Founders_Day_2019-27.rev.1553799458.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/755-award-winners-announced-at-founders-day" title="Award Winners Announced at Founders Day" aria-label="Award Winners Announced at Founders Day">Award Winners Announced at Founders Day</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">During the 2019 Founders Day event, community members and E&H alumni were honored for their contributions to the school and the community. Joining us as keynote speaker was John E. Oden. <a href="/live/news/755-award-winners-announced-at-founders-day" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Award Winners Announced at Founders Day" aria-label="Award Winners Announced at Founders Day">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/863-2019-a-year-in-review" title="2019: A Year in Review" aria-label="2019: A Year in Review"><img src="/live/image/gid/65/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/207,0,774,567/6466_youtube-EOY.rev.1560433647.jpg" alt="Emory & Henry College" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/65/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/207,0,774,567/6466_youtube-EOY.rev.1560433647.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1008" data-max-h="567"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/863-2019-a-year-in-review" title="2019: A Year in Review" aria-label="2019: A Year in Review">2019: A Year in Review</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Emory & Henry College faculty, staff, students and alumni have experienced an amazing year! Here’s a peek at what makes E&H an exceptional place to learn, serve and make a difference. <a href="/live/news/863-2019-a-year-in-review" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="2019: A Year in Review" aria-label="2019: A Year in Review">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/717-emory-henry-college-holds-mid-appalachian" title="Emory & Henry College holds Mid-Appalachian Higher Ed Summit" aria-label="Emory & Henry College holds Mid-Appalachian Higher Ed Summit"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/921,0,3059,2136/6043_Mid-Appalachian_Higher_Ed_Summit.rev.1551899402.jpg" alt="From left to right: Moderator Dr. Michael Puglisi of Emory & Henry College, Dr. Dean Sprinkle..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/921,0,3059,2136/6043_Mid-Appalachian_Higher_Ed_Summit.rev.1551899402.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/921,0,3059,2136/6043_Mid-Appalachian_Higher_Ed_Summit.rev.1551899402.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/717-emory-henry-college-holds-mid-appalachian" title="Emory & Henry College holds Mid-Appalachian Higher Ed Summit" aria-label="Emory & Henry College holds Mid-Appalachian Higher Ed Summit">Emory & Henry College holds Mid-Appalachian Higher Ed Summit</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">For the first time in the Mid-Appalachian region, leaders of nine higher education institutions gathered to look at the state of higher education, demographic and economic trends, and workforce and career development needs in the region. <a href="/live/news/717-emory-henry-college-holds-mid-appalachian" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Emory & Henry College holds Mid-Appalachian Higher Ed Summit" aria-label="Emory & Henry College holds Mid-Appalachian Higher Ed Summit">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/181-eamph-voted-affordable-school-for-study-abroad" title="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad" aria-label="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1574_abroad.rev.1512762288.jpg" alt="E&H voted affordable school for students wishing to study abroad." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1574_abroad.rev.1512762288.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="666"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/181-eamph-voted-affordable-school-for-study-abroad" title="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad" aria-label="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad">E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">For the second time in 2017, Emory & Henry College <a href="/international-education/">study abroad</a> has been named one of the top programs in the nation. <a href="/live/news/181-eamph-voted-affordable-school-for-study-abroad" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad" aria-label="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/416-emory-henry-only-undergraduate-college-in" title="Emory & Henry Only Undergraduate College in Virginia to be Named Best Value School" aria-label="Emory & Henry Only Undergraduate College in Virginia to be Named Best Value School"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/4212_Campus-Photos-7-11-17_062.rev.1528385508.jpg" alt="Students sit on the front porch of the Inclusion & Dialogue Center." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/4212_Campus-Photos-7-11-17_062.rev.1528385508.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/4212_Campus-Photos-7-11-17_062.rev.1528385508.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/416-emory-henry-only-undergraduate-college-in" title="Emory & Henry Only Undergraduate College in Virginia to be Named Best Value School" aria-label="Emory & Henry Only Undergraduate College in Virginia to be Named Best Value School">Emory & Henry Only Undergraduate College in Virginia to be Named Best Value School</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Emory & Henry College is the only undergraduate college in Virginia to be named a Best Value School Award by one of the top online resources for students to find colleges that provide a valuable education.</p><a href="/live/news/416-emory-henry-only-undergraduate-college-in" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Emory & Henry Only Undergraduate College in Virginia to be Named Best Value School" aria-label="Emory & Henry Only Undergraduate College in Virginia to be Named Best Value School">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/911-emory-henry-college-championed-as-a-college-of" title="Emory & Henry College Championed as a College of Distinction" aria-label="Emory & Henry College Championed as a College of Distinction"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/537,0,2668,2133/6639_Colleges-of-Distinction-19-20.rev.1564409309.jpg" alt="Emory & Henry College Championed as a College of Distinction" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/537,0,2668,2133/6639_Colleges-of-Distinction-19-20.rev.1564409309.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/537,0,2668,2133/6639_Colleges-of-Distinction-19-20.rev.1564409309.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/911-emory-henry-college-championed-as-a-college-of" title="Emory & Henry College Championed as a College of Distinction" aria-label="Emory & Henry College Championed as a College of Distinction">Emory & Henry College Championed as a College of Distinction</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">National college resource favors undergraduate engagement over brand-name prestige. Emory & Henry College has received national recognition for the integrity of its truly individualized and engaging education. <a href="/live/news/911-emory-henry-college-championed-as-a-college-of" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Emory & Henry College Championed as a College of Distinction" aria-label="Emory & Henry College Championed as a College of Distinction">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/735-koch-uncovers-the-inequalities-of-food" title="Koch Uncovers the Inequalities of Food" aria-label="Koch Uncovers the Inequalities of Food"><img src="/live/image/gid/38/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,492,2136,2630/6049_Shelley_Koch-2.rev.1552061534.jpg" alt="Shelley Koch" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/38/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,492,2136,2630/6049_Shelley_Koch-2.rev.1552061534.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/38/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,492,2136,2630/6049_Shelley_Koch-2.rev.1552061534.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2136" data-max-h="3200"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/735-koch-uncovers-the-inequalities-of-food" title="Koch Uncovers the Inequalities of Food" aria-label="Koch Uncovers the Inequalities of Food">Koch Uncovers the Inequalities of Food</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Dr. Shelley Koch has released her third book, <em>Gender and Food: A Critical Look at the Food System</em>. The book looks at different aspects of food and how it is affected by gender inequalities. <a href="/live/news/735-koch-uncovers-the-inequalities-of-food" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Koch Uncovers the Inequalities of Food" aria-label="Koch Uncovers the Inequalities of Food">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/426-political-science-department-ranked-top-10-in-the" title="Political Science Department Ranked Top 10 in the Nation" aria-label="Political Science Department Ranked Top 10 in the Nation"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2130/4247_Political-Science-Ranking2018.rev.1529692068.jpg" alt="McGlothlin-Street Hall is home to the Politics, Law, and International Relations Department." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2130/4247_Political-Science-Ranking2018.rev.1529692068.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2130/4247_Political-Science-Ranking2018.rev.1529692068.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2130"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/426-political-science-department-ranked-top-10-in-the" title="Political Science Department Ranked Top 10 in the Nation" aria-label="Political Science Department Ranked Top 10 in the Nation">Political Science Department Ranked Top 10 in the Nation</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Emory & Henry College’s department of politics, law and international relations has been ranked as one of the best in the nation according to the Schools.com Ranking of Political Science.</p><a href="/live/news/426-political-science-department-ranked-top-10-in-the" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Political Science Department Ranked Top 10 in the Nation" aria-label="Political Science Department Ranked Top 10 in the Nation">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/415-2018-a-year-in-review" title="2018: A Year in Review" aria-label="2018: A Year in Review"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1333,746/4213_YearinReviewVideoPlay.rev.1528403322.png" alt="Take a sneak peek at what makes Emory & Henry an exceptional place to learn, serve and make a..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1333,746/4213_YearinReviewVideoPlay.rev.1528403322.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1333,746/4213_YearinReviewVideoPlay.rev.1528403322.png 3x" data-max-w="1333" data-max-h="746"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/415-2018-a-year-in-review" title="2018: A Year in Review" aria-label="2018: A Year in Review">2018: A Year in Review</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Emory & Henry College faculty, staff, students and alumni have experienced an amazing year! Here’s a peek at what makes E&H an exceptional place to learn, serve and make a difference. <a href="/live/news/415-2018-a-year-in-review" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="2018: A Year in Review" aria-label="2018: A Year in Review">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/179-students-in-swva-could-get-extra-financial-help" title="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help" aria-label="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1572_lift.rev.1512761474.jpg" alt="The Lift program at E&H" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1572_lift.rev.1512761474.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="666"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/179-students-in-swva-could-get-extra-financial-help" title="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help" aria-label="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help">Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">SWVA students are offered a special bit of financial incentive to attend Emory & Henry. <a href="/live/news/179-students-in-swva-could-get-extra-financial-help" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help" aria-label="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/649-a-beloved-community-at-emory-henry" title="A “Beloved Community” at Emory & Henry" aria-label="A “Beloved Community” at Emory & Henry"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/5896_MLK-Keynote-2019-RevKevinVandiverPastor_MissionDeveloperofTransfigurationELCAofHarlem_448.rev.1548685093.jpg" alt="Rev. Kevin Vandiver" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/5896_MLK-Keynote-2019-RevKevinVandiverPastor_MissionDeveloperofTransfigurationELCAofHarlem_448.rev.1548685093.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/5896_MLK-Keynote-2019-RevKevinVandiverPastor_MissionDeveloperofTransfigurationELCAofHarlem_448.rev.1548685093.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/649-a-beloved-community-at-emory-henry" title="A “Beloved Community” at Emory & Henry" aria-label="A “Beloved Community” at Emory & Henry">A “Beloved Community” at Emory & Henry</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">On Monday, Jan. 21, the Emory & Henry College community came together to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and explore the possibilities of creating “the beloved community” within our own. <a href="/live/news/649-a-beloved-community-at-emory-henry" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="A “Beloved Community” at Emory & Henry" aria-label="A “Beloved Community” at Emory & Henry">Keep reading</a></div></div>

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