George Mason graduate in graduation gown clapping happily.

Created in 2010 by the presidents of George Mason University, James Madison University, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech, the 4-VA collaborative promotes collaboration, innovation and research competitiveness. 4-VA is funded and supported by the state legislature. In 2014 Old Dominion University joined the collaborative.


2015-2016 Mason 4-VA Annual Report


Collaborative Research
Collaborate on research projects to leverage university resources and become competitive for external rewards


Course Redesign
Redesign STEMH+ courses for improved student success with technology-supported pedagogy


Course Sharing
Share courses, expand local expertise and increase efficiencies for course capacity

Degree Completion

Increase access to courses, especially high-demand STEM courses, across the Commonwealth