FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the same thing as Diversity Affairs?

No, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion formerly operated as Diversity Affairs under the leadership of Dr. Charles F. Robinson, who is now the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Many of the diversity programs and initiatives that operated under the now defunct Diversity Affairs were student-based and led — those programs and initiatives (such as the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education) still exist and operate under the Division of Student Affairs umbrella.

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion now oversees diversity and inclusion programs, initiatives and policies that speak for the university in general, which would include student, faculty, staff and regional stakeholder interests.


Does this office oversee the Multicultural Center?

While we support and work with the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education, this special campus resource is housed under the Division of Student Affairs.


Does this office oversee the Diversity Impact program?

Diversity Impact, one of the largest annual recruiting events on our campus for prospective students, is a combined effort by the Office of Admissions, University Housing and the Multicultural Center. Reach out to the Office of Admissions for more information.


How does the University of Arkansas define diversity?

Diversity refers to all the ways in which people differ, including primary characteristics, such as age, race, gender, ethnicity, mental and physical abilities, and sexual orientation; and secondary characteristics such as education, income, religion and spiritual traditions, work experience, language sills, geographic location, and family status. Put simply, diversity refers to all the characteristics that make individuals different from each other, and in its most basic form, refers to heterogeneity.


Where is the Office for Diversity and Inclusion located?

Our office is located in the Administration building (ADMN 425) at 1125 W. Maple Street.


How do I get involved with campus initiatives involving diversity?

We're always looking for Diversity Champions and Ambassadors! Also, check out our calendar for events for things happening across campus. You can explore our website for information about registered student organizations, college diversity programs and campus resource centers which provide great opportunities for getting involved.


Who can I contact regarding a diversity issue on campus?

We have many contacts on campus ready to talk with you about diversity, depending on your inquiry focus. You can always contact someone at this office for help locating a specific person or feel free to search for key contacts in our diversity directory.


Where can I find statistics about diversity on campus?

University reports and figures for campus diversity are coming soon!


Where can I find more information about campus safety?

Visit safety.uark.edu to learn more about preparedness, reporting procedures, communications and safety initiatives from our campus safety department.


I need to report a problem. How do I go about this?

The University of Arkansas is dedicated to providing a safe, secure and inclusive learning environment for our campus community. If you need to report a problem or concern, visit report.uark.edu


I'm a faculty member and need resources to help my students. Where can I find these?

We have a page dedicated to education and training resources that faculty will find especially helpful.