University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
The recommendation for a black cultural center on the University of Arkansas campus was put forth in 1993. Unlike most centers that were created as a response to concerns expressed by students or student unrest, the recommendation for a Black cultural center for the University of Arkansas came from then Chancellor Dan Ferritor upon his return from a visit to the University of Mississippi.
College Access Initiative's goal is to improve ACT testing frequency and performance among Arkansas high school students representing under-served populations and communities, and ultimately to increase college access, readiness and retention through outreach programming and partnerships with schools, community groups and educational organizations and through mentoring programs for college students.
This program is designed to provide a powerful combination of programs and services to students who are first-generation, and/or modest-income, and/or individuals with disabilities. The services that SSS provides place emphasis on individual assessment, counseling, advising, and skill building.
Talent Search programs are federally-funded “TRIO” programs offering college preparatory outreach to students (grades 6-12) attending select target schools.
Upward Bound programs are among the federally-funded “TRIO programs offering college preparatory services to students (grades 9-12) attending select target schools and U.S. military veterans.
As part of the University of Arkansas Diversity Affairs, the Office of Latino Academic Advancement and Community Relations' main purpose is to help develop campus wide coherent and effective policies and initiatives for Latinos, in terms of recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff, community outreach, and advocacy. We also serve as the main liaison between the University and the Hispanic community.