The TOGETHER campaign touches many aspects of our University with five pillars. Radford believes that these five areas of focus will have the greatest impact on students, faculty, staff, the community, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. These five pillars will provide the foundation from which Radford can grow and produce well-educated leaders of tomorrow in the fields of education, healthcare, science and business.

Support for these pillars impacts the entire Radford community and meets the critical needs of our students and faculty. TOGETHER, we can make a difference for current and future Highlanders!


Pillar I: Access and Opportunity

Expanding scholarship support makes education accessible to bright, promising students. Attracting the most talented students means a brighter future for the University. Your support of this pillar will allow us to provide access and opportunity to the most deserving students.

Pillar II: Academic Excellence and Research

Radford University produces students with a high level of knowledge, practical abilities and critical thinking skills. Our emphasis on academic excellence and research will result in students who are ready to excel in their fields of study. Your support will provide opportunities for faculty development, undergraduate research, endowed professorships, the Honors College and more.  

Pillar III: Student Success and Engagement

Radford University is committed to providing exceptional learning opportunities. Your support will ensure access to internships, study abroad and international education opportunities, career and talent development and other measures to enhance the Radford experience for our students.

Pillar IV: The Athletic Experience

Our student-athletes maintain challenging academic coursework, while also representing the University in competition. Support of the Highlander Club coupled with scholarships for student-athletes impact our ability to recruit and retain high performers who excel in the classroom and in competition. Capital improvements will ensure that our student-athletes have the resources to enable competition at the highest level. 

Pillar V: Emerging Needs

Gifts to emerging needs will position Radford University to seize unexpected opportunities and respond to new trends and discoveries. Your support can launch new faculty and student initiatives, introduce new areas of study, bring fascinating speakers and artists to campus and purchase equipment not yet invented or even imagined.