PERSPECTIVES

Students, faculty, staff and people from all over the state play an integral part in our success. Read their stories.

Our top priority is to give people from diverse backgrounds a voice. Hear the stories, personal experiences and achievements of students, faculty, and staff members at the University of Arkansas.

Sarah Bunch

Sarah Bunch

Communications Major/Gender Studies Minor

"When I leave, I want P.R.I.D.E. to be this giant organization that everybody knows about, that everybody wants to be a part of, as an ally or as a community member...I want that to be my legacy."


Dr. Tameka Jennings

Dr. Tameka Jennings

Clinical Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

"The U of A has expanded my mindset and has impacted they way I approach my research, the way I interact with people and the way that I think in general. I'm a better person, a more diverse thinker. I'm more receptive and collaborative."


Rita Reese Whiting

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Rita Reese Whiting

Masters Student in Rehabilitation Counseling Program

"The Center for Educational Access has grown so much, which is such a benefit because there are so many more people with disabilities coming to universities and colleges."


PJ Martinez

PJ Martinez

Assistant Director of Retention and Diversity Initiatives

"The Multicultural Center has a motto that all are welcome in our space, so we're working with students from all different backgrounds and beliefs. Everyone coming together, and that's what diversity really is."


Jesus lopez

Jesus lopez

Apparel and Product Merchandising / Finance Major

"The flag room in the Union, that has a flag to represents every student, was really eye-opening. To see so many flags, there are so many people from so many places."