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Message From The National President   

Greetings Alumni and Friends,

FranklinOn behalf of the Virginia State University Alumni Association (VSUAA), I express my sincere thanks to everyone who has supported the "1000 Trojans Giving $ 100 Campaign" and to all of you who have worked tirelessly to make an investment in Virginia State University (VSU).

Becoming active in the VSUAA is a selfless way to give back to the university and a way to reconnect with fellow alumni as well as students. Join other alumni who are working to make a positive difference for VSU. The Alumni Association is your lifetime connection to your alma mater.

Join a local chapter near you or consider at-large membership which is only . Membership allows you to affiliate with chapters all over the country and abroad and to participate in the many events that take place on campus. Clearly, your continued support has allowed VSU to accomplish great things, but we cannot rest now. Please join my commitment to push forward as we drive to the finish line to help make Virginia State University the very best university it can be. 

On behalf of the entire VSUAA family, and especially our students who directly benefit from your outstanding generosity, I say "Thank You!"

In Trojan Spirit,
Franklin H. Johnson, Jr., MBA
VSUAA National President
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Take The VSUAA Alumni Giving Challenge


Take the ChallengeThe VSU Alumni Association started its $ 100,000 fundraising initiative in March 2016 in an effort to match the gift of $ 100,000 that President Abdullah and his wife, Dr. Ahkinyala Cobb-Abdullah, made to VSU in February 2016.

As of November 18, 2017, we have raised $ 59,764.62 toward our goal of $ 100,000.  
That's not bad, but we know we can do a lot better so we challenge all alumni to take the VSUAA Alumni Giving Challenge today by giving
$ 100.00 to the VSUAA Endowment Fund.  
Additionally, we are challenging all VSUAA alumni chapters to be represented by a donation.

Alumni participation in giving is the difference toward moving Virginia State University from good to great.  Your gift will go along way toward making this happen.  Therefore, we urge you to make your gift of $ 100.00 today.
Provided below is the list of alumni who have already accepted the VSUAA Alumni Giving Challenge.  We look forward to this list growing even longer in the weeks to come.  

Here Are The Two Ways To Give
Gift by Check

Please make your check payable to the VSU Foundation and in the memo line write VSUAA Endowment Fund.
Please mail your check to:
The Office of Institutional Advancement 
P.O Box 9027
Storum Hall
1 Hayden Drive
Virginia State University, VA  23806

Online Giving

Please click on this link to give online.  Fill out the Donor Information.  In the Item Information section select VSUAA Endowment Fund from the designation drop down.

VSU Football Playoff Game:  VSU vs. University of West Georgia (Nov. 18)


Congratulations to Coach Reggie Barlow and the Virginia State University football team on securing the 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship Title last Saturday with a 42-19 win over Fayetteville State University at Salem Football Stadium.  This is the Trojans 12th CIAA Championship Title and the team finished with a 10-0 record for the first time in school history.  
Undefeated Season

The win guaranteed VSU a spot in the NCAA Division II Super Region 2 playoffs which will be played tomorrow, Saturday, November 18 at Roger Stadium against the University of West Georgia (8-3).  Kick-off is slated for 1 p.m.   Come out in your orange and blue to cheer the Mighty Trojans to victory! 

Can't attend the playoff game to cheer on the Mighty Trojans in the stands, well just cheer them on from the comfort of your home via Live Stream.

CIAA Host Hotel For VSU Alumni - Embassy Suites Charlotte 

There Are Two Ways to Book
  • Call 844-293-6678 Monday - Friday between 8:30am - 9PM.  Reference VSUAA when booking to access the room block. 
  • Click Here To Book Online
    1. Input the dates of stay to the right

    2. Choose the number of rooms you would like, click Find
    3. Your assigned hotel will show, "Select" this hotel
    4. "Select" the preferred bed type, click "Next"
    5. Follow the steps to add your contact and credit card information and confirm. 
Note:  All reservations require a Non-Refundable deposit of 2 which will be charged at the time of booking and will appear on your credit card as ConferenceDirect LLC. Any remaining balance will be charged to your card by the hotel as early as February 8, 2019and is Non-Refundable. A processing fee of will be deducted from the non-refundable deposit and 0 will be applied towards your reservation. All reservations and deposits are non-transferable. Reservations must be canceled 72 hours prior to arrival; however, the deposit is non-refundable.



Sign-up For Our Weekly E-Newsletter 


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The VSU Alumni Association offers alumni and friends a weekly e-newsletter to help you stay on top of exciting VSU and alumni news and events.  
You can signup via email or by text:

Click here  to sign-up via email

Text VSUAA to 22828 to sign-up via text  


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Annual Preliminary Chapter Reports Are Now Due:  

  • All VSUAA chapters are required to submit their annual preliminary chapter reports to remain in good standing.  Please click here to download the form and submit the form via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.