The well-rounded students that populate Radford University’s campus aspire to achieve academic success, and social success. At Radford University, we stress the importance of becoming a student leader throughout the campus and beyond. We have more than 225 clubs and organizations for students to start their quest as a student leader. These clubs and organizations have a wide range of possibilities and opportuities to find your niche. Become a true Highlander and cheer for one of the 19 men’s and women’s Division One sports teams. Or, choose to spend your weekends hiking, white-water rafting; you could even try kayaking the New River with our RU Outdoors program. Learning how to balance academics and life outside the classroom will be a sign of your maturation into a student leader.
Radford University has more than 225 clubs and organizations that cover religious, service and social action, academic honor, sports, Greek life, special interests and more. If you don’t see one that specializes in your passion or interests, you can begin a new club.
If you are interested in writing, photography, news reporting, sales, broadcasting or other media, you should check out the Student Media organizations.
Student Government Association
Every student is a member of the Student Government Association (SGA) and your opinion matters. SGA ensures the student voice is heard in policy development, professional and staff selections and tuition fee schedules. You can serve as a member of one of the many SGA committees, starting with the First Year Council.
Radford University offers 21 fraternities and sororities, all of which promote leadership, responsibility and service opportunities. Rush and recruitment events for new freshmen take place during the spring semester. You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better to be considered for membership.
Radford Student Programming and Campus Events (R-SPACE)
R-SPaCE is a campus-wide programming committee that sponsors social, recreational, cultural, and educational programs to meet the extracurricular needs of Radford University students. Members of R-SPaCE bring to campus educational lectures, slam poets, musicians and singers, late night events, weekly movie showings and concerts with nationally recorded musical artists and comedians.
Concerts in recent years have included:
• Third Eye Blind
• David Cook
• Gavin DeGraw
• Taylor Swift
• Joel McHale
R-SPaCE is always looking for members with new, creative ideas and a passion to work with other students to bring about fantastic events for students to enjoy. For more information, contact R-SPaCE or the Department of Student Activities.
Diversity Awareness Programming (DAP)
The Diversity Awareness Programming (DAP) Board’s purpose is to stimulate interest in and heighten awareness of the rich and diverse cultures found within the Radford University community. The DAP Board sponsors cultural, educational, social and entertainment activities.
These activities are offered to students free of charge.