Shaw University

About

Founded in 1865 as the Raleigh Institute by former Union chaplain Dr. Henry Martin Tupper to educate freedmen and renamed in 1870 to honor benefactor Elijah Shaw, it is now the oldest historically black university in the South. Historically significant buildings include Estey Hall and the Leonard Hall/Medical Building. Notable faculty and graduates include Calvin Lightner, Dr. Edward Johnson, Dr. M.T. Pope and James Young. Today the Baptist-related, four-year liberal arts institution offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and five nationally-accredited graduate programs.

  • About

    Founded in 1865 as the Raleigh Institute by former Union chaplain Dr. Henry Martin Tupper to educate freedmen and renamed in 1870 to honor benefactor Elijah Shaw, it is now the oldest historically black university in the South. Historically significant buildings include Estey Hall and the Leonard Hall/Medical Building. Notable faculty and graduates include Calvin Lightner, Dr. Edward Johnson, Dr. M.T. Pope and James Young. Today the Baptist-related, four-year liberal arts institution offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and five nationally-accredited graduate programs.

  • Amenities
    General Amenities
    • Accessible to people with disabilities:
    • Elevators Indoor:
  • Meeting Facility
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Banquet Capacity 300
    • Any Outside Catering Allowed
    • Band Allowed
    • Indoor
    • Classroom Capacity 50
    Banquet Room
    • Banquet Capacity: 300
    Meeting Room
    • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Social Feeds