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SAINT AUGUSTINE'S UNIVERSITY & THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

INTERTWINED LEGACIES

In 1867, the Founding Fathers of Saint Augustine’s University — members of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina — set out to make education accessible to newly freed slaves.

A century and half later, the legacy of providing opportunity and transforming lives through access to a quality education continues at Saint Augustine’s University.

Episcopal shield
Saint Augustine's University seal

More than one-third of all black priests in the Episcopal Church, including three African-American bishops, are graduates of Saint Augustine’s University, which is one of only two historically Black colleges affiliated with the Church.

FOUNDING FATHERS

Aldert Smedes
Aldert Smedes
Armond J. Derosset
Armond J. Derosset
Edward M. Forbes
Edward M. Forbes
J. Brinton Smith
J. Brinton Smith
John Wilkes
John Wilkes
Joseph B. Cheshire
Joseph B. Cheshire
Kemp P. Battle
Kemp P. Battle
Richard H. Smith
Richard H. Smith
Richard S. Mason
Richard S. Mason
Thomas Atkinson
Thomas Atkinson
William R. Cox
William R. Cox

FRIENDS OF THE UNIVERSITY

Bishop Michael Curry

The Right Reverend
Michael B. Curry

The XXVII Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, and a tenured member of the Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees.

Rev. Nita Byrd

The Reverend Nita C. Byrd

The Chaplain of Saint Augustine’s University, and the first woman ordained in Saint Augustine’s Chapel.

Bishop Rodman

The Right Reverend
Samuel Rodman

The XII Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, and a member of the Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees.

Bishop Ann Hodges-Copple

The Right Reverend Anne E. Hodges-Copple

The VI Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina and a member of the Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees.

Bishop Henry Delany

Bishop Henry Beard Delany

Saint Augustine’s graduate and the first African American to become an Suffragan Bishop for colored work in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina and the second in the United States.

Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine of Hippo

The Patron Saint of SAU is Saint Augustine of Hippo, a Christian and Bishop born in the year 354 AD in Thagaste (now Souk Ahras, Algeria), Africa.

Legacy Tour performance
Theatrical depiction of Saint Augustine in the Saint Augustine's Chapel.

HELP ENSURE THE FUTURE OF SAINT AUGUSTINE'S UNIVERSITY

REFER A STUDENT.

Through the Absalom Tuition Grant, qualifying Episcopal students receive a renewable grant worth $8,945 annually — a 50% discount. Students may apply online at st-aug.edu or call the Office of Admissions at 919.516.4012 for more information.

SAU graduate 2017

GIVE.

To give online, visit st-aug.edu/giving

To give by phone, call 919.516.4092

Give via text message:

Text GIVE and your donation amount to 919.666.3142

Mail your check made out to Saint Augustine’s University to:

Saint Augustine’s University

Office of Institutional Advancement & Development

1315 Oakwood Ave.

Raleigh, NC 27610

Your tax-deductible support helps continue the Founding Fathers’ legacy of making opportunity and education accessible.

Bishop Henry Beard Delany, pictured in the center, in front of Saint Augustine's Chapel, 1918