Radford University is committed to providing exceptional learning opportunities. Your support will ensure access to internships, study-abroad and international education opportunities, career and talent development and other measures to enhance the Radford experience for our students.
At Radford University, learning takes place across fields, disciplines and programs. Student success depends on intellectual, as well as social and emotional, growth. The University’s strategic plan focuses on increasing students’ academic engagement, as well as their engagement with the campus and the community. Today’s graduates live and work in a world that is more interconnected and accessible than ever before. We have a core responsibility to prepare our students to be engaged citizens in a diverse, complex and interdependent world and to promote global-mindedness among future generations.
Through hands-on experiences, students develop knowledge, skills and values from direct experiences outside of a traditional classroom setting. Focused on internships, service learning, thriving arts, athletics, cultural programs, undergraduate research, global learning, study abroad and other creative and professional work experiences, we intentionally guide students toward their unique path in life while increasing student retention and success. Through your support of student success and engagement, Radford University can assist students in becoming more independent, self-confident, effective learners who disseminate knowledge, innovate and solve problems creatively.
SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS AND ENGAGEMENT
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad and International Education
- Student Recreation and Wellness
- Career and Talent Development
- Library Enhancements
- Learning Communities
- Venture Labs and Incubators
PRIORITIES AND GOALS
Because of the Arts Society, the College of Visual and Performing Arts continues to provide over 100 scholarships for young artists each year. In addition to scholarship support, our donors help student artists participate in college touring ensembles, study-abroad opportunities, international conferences and guest artist residencies.
Establishing an endowment or an annual scholarship is an act of generosity that allows Radford University to attract and retain the very best students, regardless of financial need. More than 60 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid and scholarship support is an essential part of this assistance. Scholarships can be based upon financial need and/or merit. You may establish an endowment or an annual scholarship to honor a loved one or memorialize an important person in your life. Regardless of the type of scholarship you decide best meets your goals, a member of the Advancement team will work with you to write a Gift Agreement that ensures your scholarship is awarded according to your wishes while meeting the needs of our students.
For more information about creating an endowment, contact the Office of University Advancement at 540-831-5407, or download the Endowed and Annual Scholarship Guide.
Because of Radford University’s faculty and staff, we are part of an institution that continues to receive national recognition for the high-quality education, rich experiences, top-notch facilities and the stunningly beautiful campus Radford University offers to our students and our community. Each year, our faculty and staff help further our mission by supporting Radford University’s annual fund through recurring payroll deduction gifts or through a one-time gift.
The Highlander Club, formerly referred to as the Radford Athletic Club, is dedicated to raising financial resources for Radford University Athletics to ensure that our coaches and student-athletes have the necessary financial means to compete for championships and to provide student-athletes the best collegiate experience on and off the playing field. Private donations to the Highlander Club by alumni, friends, businesses and fans are vital to the long-term growth and success of the University's athletics.
GIFTS THAT LEAVE A LEGACY
You can give your name or that of another person, group or business to a Radford University facility or program. Naming opportunities are a way for alumni, family and friends to make gifts in honor of milestone events, groups or individuals, or in memory of loved ones.
Naming gifts can support student scholarships, faculty research, creative endeavors or the construction and furnishing of a university building.
The Radford Fund provides vital current use dollars that make a difference today!
One way to celebrate your Radford University experience is to make a gift in honor of your class. By giving back to your alma mater, you will ensure that the University can keep providing an exceptional educational experience for students today and for years to come.
The 380-acre Selu Conservancy offers students and faculty a living laboratory for research and artistic endeavors. Support its mission and operations with a gift to the Selu Endowment Fund to help sustain, enhance and improve the conservancy for future generations.
Your support for campus offices that shape the student experience at Radford propels us forward and motivates students to continue on the path towards graduation. Annual support for these areas allows Student Affairs professionals to meet the diverse needs of our student body. From high-impact programs and excellent leadership training to support for students at risk and beyond, Student Affairs is poised to provide a transformative student experience to our Highlander family.