Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry is the oldest college in Southwest Virginia. It is also one of the few colleges in the South to have operated more than 160 years under the same name and with the same affiliation: the United Methodist Church.
Our campus encompasses 331 pristine acres in the village of Emory, Virginia, in the Virginia Highlands, one-half mile off Interstate 81 (exit 26) and 40 minutes from a major regional airport. The campus is within view of Virginia's two highest peaks, Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, and is near the historic town of Abingdon, Virginia, home of the renowned Barter Theatre. Also within easy driving distance is the metropolitan Tri-Cities region of Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport. Take our video tour.
The E&H campus is home to students as well as E&H professors, administrators and retired college employees. It is an "academical" environment in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson that underscores the broad dedication within the community to each student's enlightenment and success. By developing strong professional and personal relationships with their professors, E&H students never meet the challenges of the classroom, or the real world, alone.
Housing is guaranteed all four years of attendance. Flexible meal plans are available. All residence halls offer high-speed internet access and basic cable.
Students complete a required liberal arts core curriculum that spans four years and emphasizes a global perspective on history, literature, and culture. Student participation is promoted through writing assignments, discussion, and an active approach to thinking and reasoning.
More than 50 extra and co-curricular clubs and organizations are active on Emory & Henry's campus, including student media and student government, academic and interest groups, honor societies, performance groups, religious organizations, an active outdoor club and fraternities and sororities.
Emory & Henry participates in NCAA Division III, is a member of the respected Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), and fields teams in men's football, soccer, basketball, golf, baseball, cross country, and tennis, and in women's cross country, volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, tennis and swimming.
Emory & Henry College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Emory & Henry College affirms the dignity and worth of every individual.
The College sponsors a large variety of art events including exhibitions and Artalks, concerts, film array, several theatre performances presented by the theatre department as well as guest companies, the E&H annual literary festival, and numerous lectures.
Emory & Henry College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number 404-679-4501) to award bachelor's and master's degrees.