We are a nation of neighbors, a constellation of individuals connected in communities small and large; the forward motion of our culture depends on our active, daily participation. Longwood graduates citizen leaders who embody the values required to advance communities: a commitment to learning, critical thinking, selflessness and personal integrity.
Longwood classrooms cultivate inquiry, principled critique and active discourse; we challenge students and ourselves to ask the hard questions, inviting diverse perspectives into a holistic understanding of any subject. We extend students' academic coursework outside the classroom walls, partnering with communities in sustained, intentional ways.
Many Longwood students arrive on campus not sure what citizen leadership will look like for them. We help each student develop a strong sense of self from which they begin to influence their communities. We encourage students to think not only critically, but ethically, channeling passion into meaningful forward progress.
Longwood senior Praise Nyambiya ’18 described his recent service on the Governor’s Millennial Civic Engagement Task Force as a “life-changing experience.”
A.D. Carson, the UVA professor of hip-hop who first rose to fame for his doctoral dissertation that took the form of a 34-track rap album, will bring his performance art and perspective to Longwood this January as the apex of a week of activities celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Junior kinesiology major Kevin Napier has been nominated by Longwood University for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
One of the most recognizable pundits in America, Roland S. Martin, will deliver the keynote address at Longwood University’s annual weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
Gift from Joan ’64 and Macon Brock—Longwood’s largest-ever—will expand the vision of a distinctly Longwood program that gets to the heart of citizen leadership.
On October 29, the Lancers' home field hockey turf was named Elizabeth Burger Jackson Field in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Burger Jackson, who blazed a trail for Longwood's female student-athletes during her standout field hockey career from 1930-32.
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, William Shular and Sgt. Walter Whitt were awarded the Medal of Valor, the Longwood Police Department’s top honor for their selfless display of courage.
Events like a general election debate require a small army of volunteers, and the Longwood family answered the call in a huge way.
Young scholars in the developing world who want to publish research articles are often stymied by a shortage of books on statistics and research methods. Longwood University faculty members recently joined in an international effort to help.
Even though they’ll probably never play on it, some Longwood University students are excited about a playground the local Head Start program will build this summer.