The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism offers many opportunities for students to get involved.
We encourage our students to step outside of the classroom and participate in clubs, fraternities, RU ABLE or Wilderness Institute.
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Faculty sponsor a club within the department permitting students to pursue common issues and concerns related to the recreation, parks and tourism profession. Club activities might include guest speakers about current issues, special events, internships, course offerings and more. For more information contact Dr. Mark Wagstaff at 540-831-7724.
Radford University is the home of the Omega Chapter of the Rho Phi Lambda National Honorary Fraternity. Rho Phi Lambda is an honor fraternity dedicated to outstanding students within the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism. Members are inducted once a year based on their class standing, grad point average, leadership, and service. Eligible students will be notified about the induction procedures. Learn more.
RCPT's Experiential Learning Lab offers teams and ropes course experiences for groups of all ages. Whether you have a corporate group looking for a team building experience, a school field trip or just want to have a good time with friends and learn something about yourself too, we can help! Learn more.
Wilderness Institute incorporates a broad overview of the field of outdoor recreation. Emphasis is placed on land management agencies and the social and environmental issues that influence management policy as well as different organizations and movements that deal with environmental issues. Students, after being exposed to a variety of examples, are given the opportunity to develop their own environmental philosophy and land ethic. Learn more.