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Information for Students

Are you looking to get involved to create a better community or make a difference in the world? Wondering how to get connected with the organizations involved in issues such as education, youth development, hunger, poverty, elder care, environment and conservation, special populations, animal welfare and more? Want to gain valuable leadership, personal, and professional experience through real-world issues? If so, Community Engagement is here to support student involvement in the Radford and New River Valley community, and in broader society. These places have many important issues with a great need for what Radford University students and faculty can offer. 

Here are some examples of the many way to get involved:

  • Alternative Break Service Trips - Choose an alternative break option and immerse yourself in a short term experience that can change your life. See what students have said about alternative spring breaks in the past.
  • Register for a service-learning course. You’ll find these courses in Sociology, Business, Counselor Education, Mathematics, and more.  In Community, Service, and Leadership (COED 461) you can develop practical knowledge, skills, and perspectives around service, citizenship, and civic life and leadership through involvement in the community of Radford.
  • Volunteer with a community organization and begin to build skills and accomplishments. Find out about service opportunities online.
  • Participate in a study abroad learning and working adventure. Radford University sponsors a number of short-term, faculty-led programs as well as many exchanges and affiliations with a wide variety of programs on six continents. Visit the International Education Center for a listing of Study Abroad Programs.