Southern Virginia Institute of Religion
You belong here!
Our purpose is to help youth and young adults deepen their conversion to Jesus Christ and His restored gospel, qualify for the blessings of the temple, and prepare themselves, their families and others for eternal life with their Father in Heaven.
Did you know?
Already have a full college class load?
Come to institute without taking it for SVU credit!
Aren't an SVU student?
You don't have to be a college student to come to institute--all young adults ages 18-30 are welcome!
Don't have time or aren't sure you can commit to a class?
You don't even have to enroll--you can just attend a class whenever you feel like a spiritual and social lift!
"What, then, will help you become such a devout disciple of Jesus Christ? One answer is seminary and institute—not just attending but actively participating in class and faithfully following through with any assignments given. . . .
" . . . Institute will help you remodel your home to become a sanctuary of faith—a place where the gospel of Jesus Christ is taught, learned, lived, and loved. Wherever you live, that dwelling can become a place where true disciples of Jesus Christ reside. There you can seek refuge from the storms of life and increase your love of the Lord and for each other."
- President Russell M. Nelson