Advocacy Day tradition continues with inspiring video message from Radford University Highlanders
More than two decades ago, a handful of Radford University students loaded into a single vehicle headed for Richmond, Virginia, to participate in their first-ever Advocacy Day.
Advocacy Day is an event held each winter that allows students to see government in action, to inspire state legislators with stories of academic excellence and student success and to thank them for their ongoing, essential support of Radford University.
Over the years, Advocacy Day participation has grown significantly. In 2020, 48 Radford University and Radford University Carilion (RUC) students were bussed to the Commonwealth’s capital.
The event is now a long-standing tradition and a staple of the Radford University student experience.
This January, the COVID-19 global pandemic may have prevented students from traveling to Richmond, but it didn’t stop them from sharing their Highlander pride with members of the General Assembly.
On February 3, 2021, Radford University sent an Advocacy Day video to each of Virginia’s delegates and senators.
The seven-minute-long message features five Radford University and RUC students who represent different localities, as well as the University’s diverse student body. Each student shared their hometown, major, their unique Radford University experiences and their future aspirations.