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About EMU

About EMU

EMU offers rigorous academic study at the undergraduate, graduate and seminary level. More than 2000 students study at our main campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia; at our Lancaster, Pennsylvania site; and online. EMU encourages students, faculty and staff to live their faith and values through service to others, peacemaking, cross-cultural engagement and sustainability.

Learn Together

Students, faculty and staff collaborate, learn and lead together. Professors know their students by name and provide lifelong networks and support. You can choose from 50+ programs of study, designed to prepare you for a career. Experience hands-on learning, and mentoring from faculty, as you develop marketable skills and confidence in teamwork, leadership, and intercultural communication.

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the massanutten mountain as the sun is risingLocation

Our main campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, is located near two national forests and the Shenandoah National Park. Harrisonburg was voted one of the best college towns in the nation. Our extension site in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.  and our online degrees and programs provide additional opportunities to learn in unique environments, while still providing the support and community that makes EMU special.

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students praying for other students during convocationFaith and Values

EMU was founded in 1917 and is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. From its beginnings as a small bible college, EMU has grown into a vibrant learning community, serving people from many faith traditions, cultures, and nationalities. 50+ faith traditions are represented on campus.

The EMU community’s core values of service to others, peacemaking, and care for the environment stem from our commitment to actively live our faith in the world. We seek to be intentional about faith-based, Christian engagement with the world. We want you to join us in changing the world to be a place with more compassion and care for others, the environment and the world’s resources. 

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Leadership and Structure

EMU leadership is accountable to a board of trustees. Academic leadership includes the deans of the three schools within EMU. Student life is led by a dean of students. EMU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and includes accreditation for programs in education, nursing, social work, counseling and seminary.

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