RU named Military Friendly school


Radford University is included in the 2014 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which recognizes institutions for their contributions to the education of veterans.

According to the Military Friendly Schools website, "These schools offer military students the best services, programs, discounts, scholarships, clubs, networking and staff." Military Friendly schools focus on recruiting military students and bolstering the policies, efforts and results that positively serve military and veteran students. 

Only twenty percent of schools nationwide receive the Military Friendly distinction. Key to the rating were the excellent reviews that were collected from Radford’s military and veteran students.

Victory Media, the parent publishing company for G.I. Jobs, The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse magazine and Vetrepreneur magazine, sets standards for ranking the most military-friendly employers in the nation as well as for schools that recruit military personnel and veterans as students.

A cornerstone of RU’s commitment to its military and veteran students is the Military Resource Center (MRC). The purpose of the center is to support those students with ties to the military, especially student-veterans. By offering programs geared towards the former service members, the MRC supports veterans' integration into academic and professional lives at Radford University by providing support networks and a central resource for veterans' information on campus and in the local community.

As part of that mission for the future, the MRC coordinates several programs for the benefit of active military and veteran students including multiple Veterans Student organizations; a Student Veteran Research Team that studies the needs of military students on campus; and the services of an academic transition coach dedicated to the needs of RU’s military population.

To learn more about the services offered by Radford’s MRC visit their website.

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,900 students. RU serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service, and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 191-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The university offers 69 degree programs at the undergraduate level, and 21 master's programs and three doctoral programs at the graduate level. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Athletic Conference, Radford participates in 19 varsity sports—11 for women and eight for men. Since 2005, the university has secured approval and funding for nearly $300 million in capital projects, including both new construction and renovation.

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Sep 25, 2013
Dan Waidelich
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