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Norfolk State University Mission Statement

Through exemplary teaching, scholarship, and outreach Norfolk State University transforms lives and communities by empowering individuals to maximize their potential, creating life-long learners equipped to be engaged leaders and productive citizens. The university's vision is to be recognized nationally for its outstanding academic programs, innovative research, scholarship, and global outreach, advancing the transformative power of education to change lives and communities.
The Norfolk State University Virginia Beach Higher Education Center’s mission statement represents its basic purpose and philosophy as an institution of higher learning and continuing education.

The Virginia Beach Higher Education Center Mission Statement

The Norfolk State University Virginia Beach Higher Education Center and Continuing Education Department exists to provide multi-educational services and opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students, as well as lifelong learners throughout the Greater Hampton Roads community and beyond. This supports them in being able to accomplish their goals, achieve their highest potential, and have a better quality of life. Numerous credit and non-credit programs, classes, and services are provided for persons seeking a higher level of competence, leadership skills, personal enrichment, professional development, and career enhancement support.

The Center Accomplishes It's Mission Through the Following Means:

  • The Reclamation Project is designed to offer former Norfolk State University undergraduate students the opportunity to complete their degree requirements by taking full advantage of technology, while maintaining the academic integrity and intellectual rigor of the University.
  • Community and Professional Education provides dynamic outreach services by extending flexible training options to business and government partners. Educational services also provide an array of non-traditional learning methods to include live and online classroom delivery in a relaxed environment to meet community needs.
  • Technology services provide modern computer laboratory facilities and equipment for training and technological information.
  • Library Services Providing access to the students, faculty and staff anytime and anywhere. The library catalog, databases of journal articles and ebooks are available 24/7.
  • Criminal Justice Master’s Degree Program addressing the diverse needs of professionals who provide leadership in the justice system.
  • Conferences and Seminars to provide a venue for workshops, professional training, and personal enhancement, as well as the exchange of ideas.
  • Front Desk providing outstanding customer service to all constituents. Additionally, the front desk provides a visible Norfolk State University presence.

An important goal of the Center is:
“To increase the quality and quantity of off-campus classes and programs.”