2023-2024 Academic Catalog

About the College

Randolph-Macon College Mission Statement

A Randolph-Macon College liberal arts education develops the mind and character of each student.

Mission Statement Pillars

  1. Founded in 1830, Randolph-Macon College is a residential, undergraduate, liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and devoted to the development of its students as lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and citizens of the world. Randolph-Macon emphasizes character development, ethical responsibility and personal accountability.
  2. Randolph-Macon students become part of a community comprised of peers, faculty, staff, and alumni from various backgrounds, ethnicities, faiths, traditions, and cultures. The College’s historical relationship with the Methodist church laid the foundation for a community that embraces the vibrant exchange of diverse ideas and also celebrates and fosters compassion, cooperation, and understanding.
  3. Guided by a faculty of teacher-scholars, Randolph-Macon students acquire and practice the skills and knowledge necessary to solve problems creatively and analytically, communicate effectively, and understand the historical, cultural, and philosophical complexities of the issues they address. A strong focus on individualized advising and mentoring ensures students’ academic success.
  4. A Randolph-Macon education strongly emphasizes experiential learning through faculty-guided student research opportunities, international study and travel, service learning, and internships. The College’s proximity to Washington, DC and Richmond, Virginia enrich these curricular and co-curricular opportunities to gain practical experience.
  5. A Randolph-Macon education extends beyond the classroom to include participation in athletics, leadership experiences, community service, and diverse student activities and organizations. Mentorship by coaches, staff, and faculty reinforces the College’s values and lessons.
  6. Randolph-Macon prepares students for life after college and professional success by helping them to set career goals, make plans to achieve those goals, and develop the character, leadership, knowledge, and skills necessary to work in diverse settings.

General Information

Randolph-Macon College values the complexity and diversity of the world in which we live and seeks to be a community that recognizes the dignity and inherent worth of every person. The college is committed to the principles of fairness and respect for all and believes that policies embodying these principles create a community that favors the free and open exchange of ideas and provides its students, faculty, and staff with a place for study, work, and fellowship that is free of discrimination. The promise of higher education is to engage students in a community that values diversity of ideas, viewpoints, experiences, cultures, and peoples. Through admissions, employment, academics, programming, and services, Randolph-Macon College is committed to encouraging diversity within its student body, faculty, and staff, and to raising overall awareness of and respect for the expression of difference.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws, Randolph-Macon College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation, in any phase of its admissions, financial aid, educational, athletic, or other programs or activities, or in any phase of its employment practices. The Provost of the college is the individual designated by the college to coordinate its efforts to comply with equal opportunity regulations and laws. Questions or concerns regarding equal opportunity matters should be directed to the

Office of the Provost
Randolph-Macon College
Peele Hall
P.O. Box 5005
Ashland, Va., 23005-5505
(804) 752-7268

or to the

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, D.C. 20202.

Randolph-Macon College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Randolph-Macon College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Randolph-Macon College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Randolph-Macon College and the student. The college reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.