Home About The Academy Prospective Students Current Students Faculty Activities and Organizations

About The Academy

Definition of Honors at Radford University:

Honors at Radford University is defined by intellectual curiosity and active engagement in the educational process. In turn, these qualities are expected to result in the pursuit of excellence in one's scholarly and creative activities.

Mission of the Honors Academy at Radford University:

  1. Give recognition for academic excellence
  2. Provide opportunities for more academic rigor
  3. Foster a community of distinction

Outcomes of an Honors Education at Radford University:

As a result of the honors experience at Radford University the Highlander Scholar graduate should:

  • Embrace challenging, novel situations that require creativity, critical thinking, and adaptability
    • seek out situations that expand one's intellectual and interpersonal boundaries
    • display an enthusiasm for learning
    • integrate knowledge across disciplines
    • seek experiences with persons whose ethnic, religious, or socioeconomic background is different from one's own
  • Solve meaningful problems through research and creative activities 
    • participate in research/creative activities with faculty mentors
    • produce their own research