About RISE

The Realizing Inclusive Student Excellence (RISE) program focuses on student academic success and sense of belonging at Radford University. We are working with faculty to build cultural awareness and increase the use of inclusive pedagogy strategies in their classrooms. At the same time, we are building faculty and student communities within each academic college through collaborative RISE Community Action Teams (RCATs). Our goal is that students will feel comfortable being themselves in our classrooms and shared campus spaces so that they can succeed as part of our community!