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Why Participate in The Richmond Endeavor?

There are many reasons why a student should participate in The Richmond Endeavor. By participating in Endeavor, you can:

  • Make new friends with similar interests
  • Be part of a tight-knit community within the larger university campus
  • Form close connections with a faculty member from the first day you move to campus
  • Build your confidence in your academic abilities
  • Explore and get to know the city of Richmond, your home for at least the next four years

Research Shows

Living-learning communities are considered a High-Impact Educational Practice by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, because they increase student engagement, retention, and persistence. Students in living-learning communities are more likely to have increased peer interactions around their academics and experience a more enriching educational environment. Living-learning communities helps to foster community, diversity, and engaged learning

Living-learning communities have a proven history of being practical, effective means of addressing concerns like academic performance, retention, and satisfaction with college. Research shows students that participate in a living-learning community:

  • Achieve higher first-semester grade point average
  • Graduate at higher rates
  • Have more social interactions with peers
  • Have more interactions with faculty members
  • Have higher satisfaction with the University of Richmond

U.S. News and World Report Ranking

The University of Richmond was ranked No. 20 on the "Learning Communities" list in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2020 guide, highlighting the opportunity for students to take multiple courses as a group, deepening connections with each other and their professors.