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Norfolk State University

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Motto Achieving With Excellence
Established 1935
Type Public university
President Dr. Carolyn Winstead Meyers
Faculty 285
Students 6,238
Undergraduates 5,403
Postgraduates 835
Location Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Campus Urban, 134 acres (0.5 km²)
Colors Green and Gold            
Nickname Spartans
Athletics NCAA Division I, MEAC
Website www.nsu.edu

Norfolk State University (NSU) is a four-year, state-supported, coed, liberal arts institution, founded in 1935 as the Norfolk State Unit of Virginia Union University (VUU). It is a historically black university located in Norfolk, Virginia. It is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Leafy green fountain in Wattens, Austria. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... “Military history of Sparta” redirects here. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) is a collegiate athletic conference which consists of historically black colleges in the southeastern United States. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Virginia Union University (VUU) is a historically black university located in Richmond, Virginia. ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Thurgood Marshall successfully argued the 1954 landmark case Brown v. ...


In 1942, the school became independent of VUU and was named Norfolk Polytechnic College. Within two years, by an act of the Virginia Legislature, it became a part of Virginia State College (now Virginia State University ), and granted its first bachelor's degrees in 1956. The college divided from Virginia State College in 1969 and was named Norfolk State College. When granted university status in 1979, the school's name changed to Norfolk State University. Virginia State University is an historically black university located in Ettrick, Virginia (near Petersburg, in the Richmond area), and was founded on March 6, 1882. ...


Norfolk State offers 36 Undergraduate, 15 Master's, and 2 Doctorate degrees with new Bachelor's degree program being offered in Optical Engineering and Master's degree programs in Optical Engineering, Computer Science, and Criminal Justice.


Eighty-five students attended the first classes held in 1935; 6,500 students are enrolled today.[citation needed] The university is one of the largest black institutions in the nation.[citation needed] It ranks 9th among schools graduating African Americans with bachelor's degrees.[citation needed]


Located on the former site of the 50 acre Memorial Park Golf Course, which the city of Norfolk sold to the school for one dollar, the campus now encompasses 134 acres (0.5 km²) of land and 31 buildings. The Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall is a large health, physical education, and ROTC complex with a seating capacity of 7,500. Other facilities include a 30,000-seat football stadium; a television studio and radio station, an African art museum, and a multi-purpose performing arts center. Research facilities include a life sciences building with a planetarium and a materials research wing with crystal growth, organic synthesis, laser spectroscopy, and magnetic resonance equipment.


Sports

Norfolk State's colors are green and gold and their nickname is the Spartans. Norfolk State sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (Football Championship Subdivision for football) in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Leafy green fountain in Wattens, Austria. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... “Military history of Sparta” redirects here. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) is a collegiate athletic conference which consists of historically black colleges in the southeastern United States. ...


External links

  • Official website
    • Official athletics website
  • Norfolk State Marching Band named to "Best College Marching Bands" list

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