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.
President Jake B. Schrum, Emory & Henry’s 21st president, is leading Emory & Henry in exciting directions while continuing to focus the institution on its historic mission.
Here you will find a quick overview of many important aspects of the E&H experience, including brief information about athletics, the location of the campus, arts, the admissions policy and the unique Emory & Henry academic village. You can also obtain information about the College’s curriculum, activities, clubs and accreditation.
Emory & Henry is a place of promise composed of warm-hearted, caring people who yearn for your fulfillment. This is a community with a mission and a long history of transforming lives and increasing excellence.
Smart, skilled, ambitious and curious. That's how our students are described. But no matter where they started, after four years at Emory & Henry, they’ve changed, advanced and transformed. When they leave Emory & Henry they find success and life fulfillment as researchers, engineers, doctors, ministers, educators, actors, community organizers, elected officials, athletic trainers and more.
This is a college – and a part of the country – where visitors are neighbors, neighbors are friends, and friends matter. Our place is very much important to who we are and to the type of individuals our students become: curious and successful individuals with a respect for their environment and the communities and the people who inhabit it.
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.