Regent University is a private Christian research university located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The university offers associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in over 135 areas of study. Regent University was founded in 1977 by Pat Robertson as Christian Broadcasting Network University. The university's mission is to provide Christian leadership to change the world. Regent University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The university has a diverse student body and offers a range of extracurricular activities, including athletics, clubs, and organizations.