Sigma Delta Pi
The largest second-language honor society in the world, Sigma Delta Pi recognizes outstanding collegiate students of Spanish with a variety of honors, including a substantial number of scholarships and grants available exclusively to members.
For students studying the languages, nothing helps increase proficiency like practice. At the University of Richmond’s Global Studio, students have access to the latest in language learning technology, and language classes frequently incorporate visits to the Studio as a course requirement. The lab features computers that are configured for multilingual computing, international cable television, VCRs and DVD players for video-based learning programs, audio recording and playback programs and a screening room for watching international films. In addition, the Studio offers placement tests to help students gauge the most appropriate language courses for them.
Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum
Designed to enhance students’ language skills across the disciplines, the Language Across the Curriculum program incorporates language learning into non-language based courses. Students opt to add on a one credit hour pass/fail language course to non-language classes in which they are enrolled. So for example, a student taking a class in the history of Baroque art might decide to add a credit hour of French to enhance their experience studying the art of 17th-century France. Students meet with native-speaking international students and increase their language proficiency by discussing subjects relevant to the course.
Office of Multicultural Affairs
The office supports the enrollment and retention of under-represented students at the University of Richmond and serves as a vehicle to promote a campus community that embraces difference and values inclusive diversity.
Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures (MLC)
The department uses language acquisition as an expression of human culture, aesthetic insight, and a means of recording collective memory as well as brings the study of seven different languages under one roof, emphasizing language, literary, and cultural studies.