Virginia State University

    Virginia State University (VSU) was established as an African
    American university and is among the Historical
    Black Colleges
    and Universities (HBCUs). VSU founder, John Mercer Langston, was the first
    black man elected to the United States Congress. Following this example, VSU
    alumni are known as business leaders, artists, public servants and military
    officers. This black college offers a comprehensive educational program,
    concentrating on liberal arts, engineering, business and agriculture.