Eastern Mennonite University, or EMU, is a private, non-profit institution of liberal arts which began as a Bible academy in 1917. Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the institution was originally called the Eastern Mennonite School. The Eastern Mennonite Seminary was established under the school in 1965, and the institute came to be known as the Eastern Mennonite College and Seminary. It was christened the Eastern Mennonite University in 1994. The campus of the EMU covers 97 acres.
Eastern Mennonite University offers both undergraduate as well as graduate programs with more than 35 majors and over 30 minors to choose from. Students can also opt for graduate courses in conflict transformation, business administration, education, counseling, and Biblical studies.
The university's sports teams are nicknamed the Royals. The athletics department of EMU fields both men's and women's teams in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, track and field, and volleyball. The university is a member of the NCAA Division III, and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
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