Undergraduate Research


In the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS), we support and promote undergraduate research, specifically student-faculty teams tackling big questions facing humanity, occurring at all project levels. Our main mission is to advance a sustainable culture of undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities.

Honors College


The Honors College at Radford University is a community of scholars defined by intellectual curiosity and active engagement in the educational process. They are engaged in a variety of transformative educational experiences as they pursue excellence in all activities. 

McGlothlin Center for Global Education & Engagement


The McGlothlin Center for Global Education and Engagement (MGEE) assists students pursuing domestic and study abroad, facilitates international programs on-campus and advises international students and faculty with immigration and naturalization needs.

Learning Communities


Radford University offers seven freshman academic living- learning communities (Biology ConnectionsARO, RUMakersECO ConnectionsCommunity of Artists, The Schoolhouse, and Entrepreneurship) where students engage with faculty and peers with similar interests, and build relationships.

Citizen Leader


The Citizen Leader program promotes positive social change in Southwest Virginia and beyond by providing transformative learning opportunities to students.


Student Venture Lab


The Student Venture Lab is a bridge between idea and concept launch. A signature feature in our institutional strategic plan, the Lab was developed to work with students from all disciplines to map and facilitate the pathway from initial thoughts to fruition.


Making & Innovating


A MakerSpace is simply that - a space where you can make things. Radford University students and faculty are working together to experiment, innovate, and create solutions to real-world problems and invent fun and useful things.



The Radford Amazonian Research Expedition (RARE) provides undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biological research in a primary Amazonian rainforest ecosystem over the course of three weeks.



Radford University Sustainability is committed to being a model for sustainable campus practices and policies and recognized for our stewardship of economic, social and environmental resources and for our academic commitment to sustainability. 


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  1. Radford University honors ‘champion of international education’ through naming of McGlothlin Center for Global Education and Engagement »


    Radford University unveiled a new name for its international education center: the McGlothlin Center for Global Education and Engagement.

  2. Radford University’s commitment to academic excellence continues amidst pandemic »


    Radford University’s first-ever Virtual Student Engagement Forum will occur the week of April 20, 2020. During this weeklong event, close to 200 students, mentored by 70 faculty members, will be presenting their projects on “Portfolium,” an ePortfolio website.

  3. Radford University selects Ismael J. Betancourt as chief global officer »


    Radford University has selected Ismael J. Betancourt to serve as the University’s Assistant Provost for Global Education and Engagement.  

  4. Winter CARD opens door for more student research presentation opportunities »


    Built on the successful tradition of already-established research events, the inaugural Winter CARD program gave students an opportunity in early December to share their work and research with fellow students, as well as faculty and staff.

  5. One trip to rule them all »


    Over the summer, students and professor took a study abroad trip of a lifetime to the “Land Down Under,” providing students with a transformative international education.

  6. Student takes RARE opportunity to work first-hand with school children in Peru »


    When Pennington heard about the Radford Amazonian Research Expedition program at Radford University, she knew that was a way for her to get first-hand research experience.  

  7. Radford nursing students cross Pacific Ocean for transformative experiences »


    Seven Radford University nursing students and faculty explored international healthcare during a 23-day study abroad experience to South Korea and Taiwan.

  8. Increased global insight and a long-term goal achieved »


    When junior student-athlete Kateri Schoettinger, a member of the women’s soccer team, stepped off the plane and into the jungle, she fulfilled a long-term goal of hers: participate in the renowned Radford Amazonian Research Expedition (RARE) Program at Radford University.

  9. Truly a ‘RARE’ experience »


    Clad in dirt and mud – and several new smells – Radford University students and faculty members returned from a transformative experience in the Peruvian rainforest.

  10. Local media highlight ‘RARE’ experience »


    Two local media outlets highlighted the Radford Amazonian Research Expedition (RARE), which had 10 students and two professors travel to the Peruvian rainforest.

  11. ‘You just have to care:’ Joseph Shaver shows true Highlander resiliency  »


    While it has not always been easy and there have been trying circumstances, Joseph chooses to see positivity in his experiences.  “It has a bit of a happy ending. All it takes is to care and be honest.”

  12. Radford joins with regional Chinese community to celebrate New Year »


    To culminate the annual worldwide Chinese New Year celebrations, more than 200 people joined Radford University’s Chinese Club on Feb. 23 for the Lantern Festival.