JMU's Office of Access and Inclusion coordinates a wealth of information to create an inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff.  Access and Inclusion resources are an excellent starting point for diversity-focused, scholarly pursuits.

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Honors College

Scholarly work is a fundamental part of life in the JMU Honors College, with the experience culminating in the Honors Capstone Project, an opportunity to conduct research or engage in a creative endeavor where students work independently, with faculty guidance, to synthesize and share a final product or handiwork.

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal

The James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ) is a peer-reviewed research journal dedicated to promoting, publishing and sharing the excellent scholarly research produced by undergraduates in all James Madison University disciplines.

Download: JMURJ Summary

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Ethical Reasoning in Action

Ethical Reason in Action prepares enlightened citizens who apply ethical reasoning in their personal, professional and civic lives.  This is accomplished through coordinated and enhanced curricular and co-curricular opportunities that employ an eight-question ethical reasoning framework.  Students can participate in this university-wide initiative as Ethical Reasoning Educators (EREs).


Handshake is James Madison University's online career services management system that provides JMU students access to internships, full-time jobs, career fairs, workshops, information sessions and more.

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Research & Scholarship Internships

JMU students interested in completing a required internship at the Center for International Stabilization & Recovery (CISR) for class credit may email Brenna Matlock

Partnered with JMU since 2009, Virginia Clean Cities (VCC) offers volunteer and internship opportunities. Numerous projects are submitted each semester to a wide variety of university programs. If you would like more information, please contact Alleyn Harned, Executive Director, at 540-568-8896. 

Student Research Conferences

Students who pursue research during their undergraduate career benefit from the opportunities many institutions only offer at a graduate or doctoral level.  Conducting research encourages problem-solving skills and personal inquiry, enhances hands-on involvement within a discipline or major, and teaches a variety of skills that cannot be taught from a textbook.  Presentation of research provides a wonderful opportunity for students to enhance their academic and professional credentials; engage with student peers from other academic institutions; meet faculty, subject matter experts, and other leaders in the field; and gather information about graduate school admission and career preparation.

Since 1987, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has hosted the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).  As a member of CUR, JMU students are eligible to apply to present their research at NCUR; over 500 of our students have done so since 1989.

Please speak to your professor or academic advisor for additional information about conference opportunities in your field of study.

Study Abroad
Study Abroad

The Center for Global Engagement coordinates study abroad opportunities, which offer a variety of resources to enhance student scholarly development in locations around the world.

The Graduate School

Housing 53 masters and 8 doctoral programs of study, The Graduate Schools offers guidance on thesis, research and dissertation projectstravel grants for student participation in professional conferences, meetings and creative competitions; and global opportunity scholarships for students who participate in graduate-level study abroad experiences, including but not limited to: short-term and residential graduate programs at JMU, internship and field placements outside the United States, and conducting research outside the United States.

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The Learning Centers
The Learning Centers

The Learning Centers offer free tutoring by trained faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students. Our six programs offer discipline-specific, customized instruction to help JMU students take their learning to the next level. So if you're struggling with a statistics course, want to talk over a paper you're working on, want feedback on a presentation you're preparing or want help with a digital assignment, the Learning Centers' team can help!

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