Students participate in 2015 Advocacy Day


Radford University students once again took part in the annual Advocacy Day, traveling to Richmond to meet state legislators and discuss issues important to the university community.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was one of many elected officials to make themselves available to hear from some of RU’s most passionate student representatives.

This year's event, held on Feb. 4, was coordinated to coincide with the quarterly meeting of the RU Board of Visitors in Richmond. Board members and university administrators accompanied the students on their visits with their respective delegates and senators and a tour of the Virginia State Capitol.

In the morning, participants, representing a broad range of Radford University organizations, sat in on the Education Committee Meeting, where legislators made decisions regarding higher education and sexual assault awareness on campuses, among other topics.

Throughout the day, students met with various legislators, legislative assistants and secretaries, all of whom played an integral part in getting students' voices heard.

"I think that it's really important for our generation to be involved in the political process," said RU SGA President Colby Bender. "Anything we can do to advocate for important issues regarding Radford is vital."

For more photos from Advocacy Day please visit the Facebook gallery.

Feb 5, 2015