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. 

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.


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An ePortfolio is a digital collection of learning, experience, and achievements that occurs over a length of time. ePortfolios help to encourage students in terms of reflection, a sharpening of focus on future aspirations, and a digital artifact to help students tell their story. ePortfolios are often leveraged for career aspirations as they move forward.



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.

Citizen Leader


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


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.

The Center for Global Education & Engagement


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



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. 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.

  2. 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.  

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. ‘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.”

  8. 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.

  9. Design major searches far for inspiration »


    Lilie Price is willing to go far afield for experiences that will help achieve her goal of being a designer in the hospitality industry. 

  10. A sign of student-faculty collaboration »


    The Radford University Tree Ring Lab needed a new sign. Enter Nick Francis, a freshman from Troutville. Working with his research mentor Dr. Stockton Maxwell, he created a unique and clever door plaque using the Makerspace in Peery Hall.

  11. Radford University shares the universal language of music »


    A Radford University music education professor and three aspiring music teachers trekked to Nepal to share the universal language of music.

  12. How similar are the Appalachians and Romania's Carpathian Mountains? »


    Appalachian Studies Director Theresa Burriss talks on With Good Reason radio about her role as U.S. co-chair of the 2019 Appalachian/ Carpathian Mountain Conference.