Nov 26, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Undergraduate Catalog

Student Life, Activities, & Services


Adult Learners (Nontraditional Students)

An adult learner is defined as a student 25 years of age or older who is beginning or returning to school after being away from college for a number of years and who plans to enroll in credit courses. To respond more effectively to this group’s needs, the Student Experience Center serves as an advocacy and referral office and assists new adult students.

The Non-Traditional Student Program (NTSP) is designed to help nontraditional students be successful in obtaining their educational goals. NTSP helps students navigate the university and provide information about resources, services, and opportunities that UA Little Rock offers. Additional information may be found on the website ualr.edu/campuslife/ntsp/about-non-traditional-student-programs or by calling (501) 916-3308.

Alumni Association

The UA Little Rock Alumni Association sponsors a variety of activities for students and former students including homecoming, reunions, speaker series, and other special events. The association offers several scholarships, including one to a second-generation student. The association also cosponsors GradFest each fall and spring semester. Alumni members receive on-campus discounts and receive the Daily Record, a newspaper of law and business information. The Alumni Association offers a basic membership option or membership in a specific constituency group and is open to all former students of UA Little Rock and its predecessor institutions (Little Rock University and Little Rock Junior College) for a small annual membership fee. Visit the Bailey Alumni & Friends Center, (501) 683-7208.

Bookstore

The UA Little Rock Bookstore is located in the Donaghey Student Center complex and is the book center for UA Little Rock. In addition to providing required and recommended textbooks, the Bookstore has a general book department with a basic selection of books, special promotions, school and office supplies, and special order service. The gift department includes jewelry, imprinted clothing, and greeting cards. University class rings are ordered individually for graduating students. The Bookstore is managed by Barnes and Noble Bookstores, Inc., and is a member of the National Association of College Stores and the Southwest College Bookstore Association.

Campus ID Card

The UA Little Rock photo Campus Card is required to access the Donaghey Student Center Fitness and Aquatics Center, library, athletic events, and special activities, and to perform check cashing and enrollment adjustments.

The ID Card is also used as a debit card for those students on a meal plan and/or receiving book vouchers. The card may not be used by any person other than the one to whom it is issued, and it must be surrendered upon the request of any official of the University. If an ID card is lost, another can be obtained at the Donaghey Student Center for a fee. Campus Cards are issued at the Donaghey Student Center during regular operating hours.

Student Experience Center

Students involved in the Student Experience Center gain valuable experience in building teamwork, planning events, working with diverse personalities and populations, and much more! Services, programs, and events include the following:

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life 
  • Registered Student Organizations
  • Student Leadership Development
  • Special Events and Student Engagement
  • Student Activities Board
  • Student Government Association
  • Support Programs and Services
  • The UA Little Rock Forum Student Newspaper

The Student Experience Center provides student development and leadership enhancement opportunities for UA Little Rock students. The office encourages a diversity of activities designed to entertain and educate while providing opportunities for student development through extracurricular experiences. For more information, contact the Student Experience Center at (501) 916-3308 or by email at studentexperience@ualr.edu.

Student Retention Initiatives

Student Retention Initiatives (SRI) help students find the best version of themselves through personalized coaching and student support. Student Success Coaches and Student Support Specialists work one-on-one in collaboration with the student to develop skills for success in and out of the classroom, navigate UA Little Rock, and develop a balance between school and life. To learn more visit ualr.edu/studentsuccess or email studentsuccess@ualr.edu.

SRI Services include:

  • Academic Recovery Program (ARP) to assist students on academic probation to return to good academic standing
  • Child Care Connections program
  • Connections to campus and community resources
  • Peer mentoring programs for first-generation and transfer students
  • Student success coaching (academic success skills, classroom success, and life skills)
  • Student Support Specialist (licensed clinical social worker) meetings about stress management, emotional & mental health concerns, personal issues, addiction support, food and/or housing needs, and financial difficulties

Care Team

The Care Team exists to assist current UA Little Rock students with situations that can potentially disrupt a student’s academic progress. The goal is to intervene early, connecting students with campus and community resources to maintain academic and social wellbeing. The team reviews each case and coordinates appropriate outreach and follow-up. The Care Team understands that student life (no matter one’s background or pathway) is stressful and helps students successfully navigate UA Little Rock. 

Students can request support anytime from the Care Team for topics such as academic support, navigating campus resources, request success coaching, meeting with a social worker, access technology support (laptops), emergency funding, food and housing resources, emotional and mental health support, and much more. More information and support can be found at ualr.edu/studentsuccess/care-team

Learning Commons and Academic Assistance Centers

The Learning Commons is a collaborative open space located on the first floor of the Ottenheimer Library. This space houses six University Academic Assistance Centers (listed below). Students are invited to come and use the space to meet with their peers, form study groups, find academic assistance in person or virtually (i.e. tutoring, consulting, feedback, homework help etc.) and to use our computers and printing services. The Learning Commons is open and available during Library hours for general use. Hours as well as virtual services vary for each academic assistance center. For more information please visit https://ualr.edu/learningcommons or email us at learningcommons@ualr.edu.

For additional tutoring services not serviced by the centers in the Learning Commons please visit ualr.edu/studentsuccess/tutoring-services.

Communication Skills Center

The Communication Skills Center (CSC) helps take the panic out of public speaking! The CSC is a free campus resource devoted to helping students, faculty, and staff with all stages of the speech creation process. Our services are offered in-person as well as virtually and include, but are not limited to, managing anxiety, brainstorming topics, conducting research, organizing content, outlining, designing, and integrating effective presentational aids, and rehearsing traditionally, as well as via video, with personalized feedback. We also offer individualized help as well as group and class workshops on other communication-based skills, such as team communication, leadership communication, interviewing, and conflict resolution. For more information call (501) 916-3966, visit the CSC in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Ottenheimer Library, or make an appointment here: https://ualr.edu/learningcommons.

Library Research Services

The Ottenheimer Library’s Student Success Team offers the Research & Information Literacy Exploration (RISE) Program which helps students with research and information seeking support through critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills development. RISE provides workshops as well as individual and small group consultations. We work together to ensure students’ academic and personal success.

Mathematics Assistance Center

The Mathematics Assistance Center is an excellent place for students to meet with qualified peer tutors to find support in remedial to high level math courses. Located on the first floor of the Ottenheimer Library in the Learning Commons, students can work closely with tutors to help them instill confidence in their mathematical abilities, increase competence in mathematics, reduce stress related to ‘math anxiety’ and foster problem solving skills. The Math Assistance Center has a long standing history of helping students dispel myths and negative attitudes about mathematics and equipping them with the proper skills necessary to succeed in mathematics. For more information please visit https://ualr.edu/mathematics/mathematics-assistance-center/ or book an appointment at https://ualr.edu/learningcommons.

Trojan Tutoring 

Trojan Tutoring assists with General Education/Core Curriculum subjects and courses (generally 1000/2000 level courses that are not already provided by existing academic assistance centers). Trojan Tutors focus on equipping students with effective study tips and learning strategies to aid them on their academic journey. This service aims to provide support to students who are in need of additional academic guidance to achieve their educational goals. Students can meet with tutors in person in the Learning Commons or they can meet virtually. To learn more students are invited to visit https://ualr.edu/learningcommons or find us on the first floor of the Ottenheimer Library in the Learning Commons. 

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center (UWC) offers writing assistance to any student at any level and at any stage of the writing process. The UWC provides a comfortable place to write, to receive productive feedback, to use tools and resources in a community environment, and receive encouragement. The UWC serves as a center of encouragement, development, and growth in the pursuit of excellence in rhetoric and composition through individual assistance. Computers for word processing are also available. For more information call (501) 916-3343, visit the UWC website at ualr.edu/writingcenter, or visit the UWC in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Ottenheimer Library. To book an appointment please visit https://ualr.edu/learningcommons.

Online writing assistance and writing resources can also be found at the University Writing Center Online Writing Lab (OWL)

World Languages 

Located in the Learning Commons on the first floor of Ottenheimer Library, the World Languages Center (WLC) offers second language assistance for those learning Spanish and French. The WLC is staffed by Peer Language Assistants, typically language majors and/or native speakers, who provide free tutoring for language learners at all levels, including review of course content, one-on-one conversation, and pronunciation practice. No appointment is necessary. Hours change each semester, with tutoring provided in-person and through online video conferencing. For the most up-to-date schedule, please visit https://ualr.edu/worldlanguages/world-languages-center/.

Chancellor’s Leadership Corps

The Chancellor’s Leadership Corps (CLC) is a leadership development program that provides a student-centered experience focused on leadership building, academic success, and cultivates an environment dedicated to service-learning that will positively impact the community.The CLC Program has a rich tradition here at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. We give the scholars a family atmosphere, so they always feel at home. It is a great opportunity for guidance, success, campus involvement, and community involvement. CLC is a comprehensive program designed to develop and enhance the skills necessary to prepare each participant for assuming leadership positions on campus and beyond. Scholars develop leadership skills by facilitating campus wide celebrations and participating in campus organizations. Learn More at ualr.edu/clc/about/program-foundations/

Career Center

Students can connect to education and employment opportunities through the Career Center. The Center coordinates internships and cooperative education experiences, which offers students work experience related to their academic area of interest. The Center offers resume and cover letter writing assistance. In addition to assistance with interviewing skills, the Center also offers resources through Handshake, an online job search platform. To learn more, please visit the Career Center website at ualr.edu/careers or email the Center at careers@ualr.edu.

Child Care Connections 

Child Care Connection assists undergraduate students in reaching their education goal by providing high-quality consumer education concerning child care and provides assistance for students that qualify for quality child care through the Dept. of Education C.C.A.M.P.I.S. grant. Child Care Connections is a single point of access to help students better understand child care options and services. Child Care Connections assist students to connect with community resources to help meet each student’s needs. To learn more visit https://ualr.edu/studentsuccess/child-care-connections/

Counseling Services

Counseling is a service provided by professionally and clinically trained mental health providers, who promote mental health and wellness within an individual, group, and community format. We assist clients who are goal-oriented and want to make positive changes in their lives. Counselors guide clients in overcoming personal barriers and life stressors in meeting their personal and professional goals. We assist our clients in exploring and accessing their own strengths and equip our clients with healthy and sustainable coping skills. For more information call (501) 916-3185 or visit ualr.edu/counseling.

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to make UA Little Rock accessible to everyone. Their expertise is at the intersection of disability and design, and so the DRC works with the campus community to ensure that physical, web environments are designed to be barrier-free to the extent possible. Some barriers to access can’t be removed in a timely manner, and so that’s when they work one-on-one with students to determine accommodations. This is a collaborative process between the DRC and the student, and when needed, with faculty.

The DRC believes that disability is an aspect of diversity that is integral to our society and to the UA Little Rock campus community. The DRC also believes that creating and maintaining usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments is a shared responsibility of the campus community. Designing learning environments with usability in mind benefit all students at UA Little Rock. The ultimate indicator of our success is when students with disabilities can access their environments as seamlessly as do non-disabled students.

The DRC strives to work proactively with the campus on accessibility issues by serving on many committees, and by doing presentations to colleges and departments across campus on good course design and accessibility issues.

For more information, contact Disability Resource Center by visiting ualr.edu/disability or call (501) 916-3143. The office is located in the Donaghey Student Center, Room 103.

Donaghey Student Center

Located at the heart of the campus, the Donaghey Student Center (DSC) supports the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in its dedication to development, service, and community. The DSC provides facilities and services unique to university life. It is one of the few buildings in the nation that combines a traditional student center with a fitness and aquatics center.

The Information Desk is located on the first floor of the Donaghey Student Center, Room 101. An attendant is available from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Offices in the DSC

Office Number
Administration, (Room 101) (501) 916-8078
General Office (501) 916-3362
Aquatics, (Room 106) (501) 371-8011
Student Experience Center, (Room 216) (501) 916-3308
Conference Services, (Room 210A) (501) 916-3324
Dining Services, (Room 211B) (501) 916-3361
Disability Resource Center, (Room 103) (501) 916-3143
Educational, Student Services, & Student Life, (Room 215) (501) 916-3328
Equipment Services, (Room 106D) (501) 916-8284
Environmental Services, (Room 101) (501) 916-7127
Fit/Well, (Room 109D1B) (501) 916-3228
Information and Call Center, (Room 101A) (501) 916-3362
Intramural teams, (Room 109D1C) (501) 683-4911
Health Services, (Room 102) (501) 916-3188
Reception Services, (Room 101D) (501) 916-3413

Graduate Student Association

Every UA Little Rock graduate student is a member of the Graduate Student Association (GSA). The GSA is the voice of UA Little Rock’s graduate students, advocating for their interests, hosting social, professional, and academic events throughout the school year, and sponsoring an annual research forum at which graduate students present their scholarly works.

The GSA is led by the Executive Team, composed of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Social Media Director, and Parliamentarian. Senators act as liaisons between Colleges and the GSA as a whole. This format promotes dialogue between Colleges and encourages productive academic and social relationships between students. In addition, the Executive Team consults with various campus committees and administrative groups on behalf of the graduate student body and helps the GSA with a variety of programs throughout the year, such as workshops, recruitment, and the Student Research and Creative Works Expo.

The GSA performs its duties through monthly meetings, open discussion, and committee work. Senators of the GSA exercise their full rights as representatives by attending and participating in these monthly meetings.

As part of its representation of the GSA before the Graduate School and the University, the GSA elects student representatives to attend the Graduate Faculty Council (GC) and to serve on the GC’s two subcommittees, the personnel subcommittee, and the curriculum subcommittee. The GSA members that attend the GC will provide feedback to the GSA from the meetings about issues relevant to the student body. For more information on the GSA, you can visit its website ualr.edu/gsa or email gsa@ualr.edu.

Greek Organizations

UA Little Rock has a wide variety of Greek-lettered social Fraternities and Sororities. These student organizations (called Greek organizations because of their Greek names) provide democratic, social, and leadership experience; give value beyond the college years; create an ever-widening circle of service beyond membership; and fill the need to belong. 

Membership is by invitation, following a recruitment/intake process during which each sorority and fraternity holds events/opportunities for potential new members to learn about the organizations. At UA Little Rock, we have over ten Fraternities and Sororities that interested students can join. For more information or to inquire about a certain Fraternity or Sorority on campus, call the Student Experience Center, (501) 916-3308 or email greeklife@ualr.edu

Health Services

Health Services is an outpatient medical clinic that provides inclusive, evidenced-based, quality health care and wellness promotion to students and employees of UA Little Rock.

Health Services is under the Division of Student Affairs and is conveniently located in the Donaghey Student Center (Suite 102) next to the Information Desk and across from the bookstore. The medical staff includes board-certified advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, and a consulting physician.

Services

Services include evaluation and treatment of illnesses (including prescriptions when needed); physical exams; STD screening and treatment; women’s health visits including annual exams and birth control; immunizations; tuberculosis screening; allergy injections; international travel consultations; and lab testing.

Students are encouraged to complete their medical history forms found at ualr.medicatconnect.com within the first week of classes. This will greatly decrease the time it takes to check-in on the first visit to Health Services.

The Campus Wellness Center (located in DSC 201J) serves as the health promotion area within Health Services and offers free consultations on nutrition, weight management, smoking cessation, and exercise. There also are physical activity challenges throughout the year and a variety of programs on health-related topics including drug and alcohol abuse prevention.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How to Access Care

Schedule an appointment with Health Services by calling 501-916-3188 or with the Campus Wellness Center by calling 501-907-8974.

Cost

The student health fee included in tuition costs covers the cost of most office visits. There are additional charges for vaccines, labs, and certain procedures. Health Services can bill most insurance providers or charges can be posted to a student’s BOSS account. Charges must be paid in full before the end of each semester.

All programs and services offered through the Campus Wellness Center are free.

Campus Living 

Living on campus at UA Little Rock is an opportunity to be in the middle of it all. Being a part of a residential community has many perks, from a greater chance at academic success to a built-in social setting that is brimming with possibility.

UA Little Rock offers a variety of housing options to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Each of the four halls and the University Village are equipped with amenities such as furnished rooms, wireless access, cable streaming with Xfinity, and reserved student parking. And let’s not forget about unlimited laundry, recreation areas, and the UA Little Rock Dining Experience.

Review the choices and decide which one best fits your needs before completing the housing application. You must be a fully admitted student prior to applying for campus housing. UA Little Rock does not require a housing deposit only a nonrefundable application fee of $75. UA Little Rock does not have a residential live on requirement; however, some scholarships may require residential status. 

UA Little Rock adheres to all federal and state regulations and guidelines regarding nondiscrimination in housing. ADA accomodations may be requested through the DRC and the housing application. Inquiries may be made to Campus Living at (501) 916-3743 or you can visit ualr.edu/campusliving

Information Center

The Information & Call Center is located on the first floor of the Donaghey Student Center (DSC), Room 101. A team representative is available at the desk during our regularly scheduled hours to assist you.

The Information Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday (during regular sessions). The Information Center’s telephone number is (501) 916-3362.

Intercollegiate Athletics

The UA Little Rock athletic program is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and abides by NCAA rules and regulations. Men’s and women’s teams compete in the Sun Belt Conference. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis, and water polo. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, and volleyball.

Any student interested in intercollegiate sports participation is encouraged to try out. Interested students should contact the Director of Athletics.

Intramural Sports and Campus Recreation

The purpose of the Office of Campus Recreation is to provide opportunities for a diversified population to recreate, exercise, and socialize through a variety of programs. The Office of Campus Recreation help stimulate student learning and development as well as enhance the quality of life for the students, faculty, and staff. The Office Campus Recreations offers the following programs:

  • Fitness & Wellness Classes– Offers approximately thirty (30) group exercise classes, personal programming, personal training, incentive programs, personal assessments, and CPR/First Aid classes during the academic year.
  • Intramural Sports – Offers approximately fifteen (15) individual and/or team sports during the academic year.
  • Outdoor Adventures– Offers students the opportunity to experience the outdoors through the rental of camping equipment.
  • Special Events– Offers opportunities for leisure, education, socialization, fitness, and fun through a variety of alternative events. The program’s purpose is to provide off-campus connections with other universities’ participants through competitive and recreational events

For more information, call (501) 916-3308.

International Services

The Office of International Services is responsible for foreign student orientation and assists international students regarding living and studying on an American campus, with housing, advisory services for matters involving nonacademic concerns, and helps develop programs to bring foreign and U.S. students together. The office works in cooperation with other units on campus that serve international students. For more information, phone (501) 683-7566. (See the International Services section of this catalog.)

New Student Orientation

Undergraduate Students

Your life changes when you enter college. Your days will soon be even busier and filled with new challenges, priorities, and activities. Students who become familiar with their campus, the faculty and staff, and available resources enhance their chances for success. Students admitted to UA Little Rock will receive an email invitation, at the email address provided on the admission application, to complete online orientation or attend orientation on campus.

Additional information is available at ualr.edu/newstudents or you may contact the Student Experience Center, (501) 916-3000.

Graduate Students

Providing a unique educational experience to graduate students, the UA Little Rock Graduate School conducts orientation online at ualr.edu/gradschool. It is required that all newly admitted graduate students complete this orientation.

Orientation Leaders

Orientation leaders assist in a variety of activities designed to welcome new students and their families. Criteria for orientation leader selection include the ability to interact well with others and to communicate information about the University; successful scholastic achievement; and evidence of previous leadership roles. Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to recommend students for orientation leader selection. For more information, contact the Trojan Transition and Assistance Center.

Military Student Success Center

The Office of Military Student Success serves over 700 Active Duty, Reservists, National Guardsmen, Veterans, and their family members.

The Military Student Success Center is the place to start. We are here to help you with your educational journey.

The Center has a lounge, study area with computers, conference area, and kitchen area.

The Center staff consists of two full-time employees—the Director and Assistant Director—as well as a team VA Work Study Students.

Both the Director and Assistant Director are advocates for the military student population and are able to assist you with any concerns you may have about your student experience and facilitate a resolution.

Contact us by email: military@ualr.edu.

Phone: (501) 682-VETS (8387) | Fax: (501) 683-7055 | In Person: Speech Building, Room 111 Office Hours: Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Multicultural Center

Find culturally-responsive programming, education, and support at the Multicultural Center. The MC offers a wide array of empowering and supportive programming, such as the Student Affairs Diversity Initiatives (SADI), the SADI Mentoring Program, cultural celebrations - such as Hispanic Heritage Month and Black History Month - and more. We also host events like First Fridays at the MC, a safe space for students of color to connect and decompress, and Reality Checks, where our mentors present on topics relevant to you. Learn more on our website, and if you have questions, email us at multicultural@ualr.edu.

Ottenheimer Library

The Ottenheimer Library provides students, faculty and staff with access to a wide-range of physical and digital collections, including more than 375,000 physical and 525,000 electronic books, journals and videos. 

The library delivers digital copies of print articles and chapters upon demand, and can order additional books, articles, and other materials from libraries throughout North America via interlibrary loan. 

In addition, the library offers

  • Wireless access
  • Computers, printers, copiers, and scanners
  • Laptops for in-library and home use
  • Collaborative study rooms and media tables
  • Quiet individual study carrels

A collaborative team of information professionals is available to answer questions, as well as to assist and instruct students in finding and evaluating sources for their research. Within the Library’s Learning Commons, consultants and tutors are available to assist students in writing papers, creating and practicing presentations, and increasing their knowledge and skill in math or other subjects.

For additional information, visit ualr.edu/library or call 501.916.3123. Virtual assistance is available via chat, e-mail, phone and text at ualr.libanswers.com/ask

Peer Mentoring 

The Student Retention Initiatives (SRI) Peer Mentoring program offers first-generation and transfer undergraduate students the opportunity to work closely with Peer Mentors who share similar backgrounds and goals. SRI Peer Mentors help Mentees navigate campus, connect to campus resources, address concerns and questions, and have fun on a weekly basis during the fall and spring semesters. Students can learn more about the program and request a peer mentor at https://ualr.edu/studentsuccess/peer-mentor-program.

Public Safety

The UA Little Rock Department of Public Safety (DPS) is responsible for maintaining an orderly, safe environment for the pursuit of education, and it works in many ways to serve, protect, and assist the students, faculty, staff, and their guests. Police service is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and UA Little Rock police officers are commissioned law enforcement officers with the same authority and arrest powers as city police officers. The public safety telephone number is (501) 916-3400 or 911 for emergencies.

Public Safety provides parking and traffic control, individual assistance, crowd control at campus events, crime control, and crime prevention information. Brochures listing traffic, parking, bicycle, pet, and other regulations are available in the public safety office, and these regulations are detailed in the UA Little Rock Student Handbook. University police officers are there to help, but students are responsible for knowing and obeying University regulations.

The department should be notified immediately in the event of theft, assault, public drunkenness or other disturbances, or any other criminal, dangerous, or suspicious activity. The Student Patrol trained students equipped with radios, flashlights, and identifying caps and badges, regularly patrol the campus buildings and parking lots, and are available on request as escorts to on-campus destinations.

Emergency telephones, direct lines to the public safety dispatcher, are located around campus and their use is encouraged. These phones are in small, gray metal boxes on poles topped with flashing blue lights. Simply pick up the receiver and wait for the dispatcher to answer.

UA Little Rock is in compliance with federal law requiring disclosure of statistics regarding arrests and certain crimes.

Recreation Services

The purpose of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Office of Campus Recreation is to provide opportunities for a diversified population to recreate, exercise, and socialize through a variety of programs. The Office of Campus Recreation help stimulate student learning and development as well as enhance the quality of life for the students, faculty, and staff. The Office Campus Recreations offers the following programs:

  • Fitness & Wellness Classes
  • Intramural Sports
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Special Events

For more information, call (501) 916-3362.

Students Affected by the Military

Students Affected by the Military (SAM) is a UA Little Rock student organization with a mission to foster and develop support and a social network for UA Little Rock students affected by the military.

SAM wants to help you

  • Develop Social Networks
  • Receive Outreach Services (Counseling, Advising, Help when you need it)
  • Enjoy the Company of Others Who Share Your Experiences
  • Achieve Your Educational Goals
  • Make Your Interests Known

UA Little Rock is a chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) organization. SVA is a chapter-based student veteran membership organization that provides military veterans with resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and post-graduation. Visit the website at ualr.edu/military/sam or contact the UA Little Rock military ombudsman at (501) 683-7167.

Student Directory

Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (commonly known as FERPA), a student at UA Little Rock has the right to withhold the following information, which is considered to be directory information, will be subject to public disclosure unless the student informs the campus Office of Records and Registration in writing, that he or she does not want any information designated as directory information.

This includes:

  • Student’s name,
  • Address,
  • Telephone number,
  • Date and place of birth,
  • Major field of study,
  • number of credit hours enrolled and/or completed,
  • withdrawal record,
  • Participation in registered activities and sports,
  • weight and height (for members of athletic teams only),
  • class rank,
  • scholarship,
  • Honors, degrees, and awards received,
  • previously attended a certain high school, college or university
  • E-mail addresses.

Student Government Association

The UA Little Rock Student Government Association (SGA) offers an opportunity for students to play an active role in the University’s affairs and provides information on campus policies, events, and organizations, and an avenue for students to make known their feelings about campus policies.

SGA officers are selected by campus-wide election and represent the student body in the UA Little Rock University Assembly and the SGA President is a member of the Faculty Senate. The SGA appoints student members to UA Little Rock’s administrative and standing committees, provides an appeal system for parking and traffic violation tickets, maintains open lines of communication between University policymakers and students, and provides meeting space for student organizations. For more information or to become involved with the student government, call (501) 916-3567.

Student Handbook

All Students

Student rights, responsibilities, and behavior, as well as other information on matters of conduct and due process, are described in the UA Little Rock Student Handbook. This publication is given to students at orientation or may be obtained from the Office of the Dean of Students. Students are considered to be mature individuals who neither lose the rights nor escape the responsibilities of citizenship through enrollment at UA Little Rock.

Graduate Students

In addition to the UA Little Rock Student Handbook, graduate students are further required to familiarize themselves with the Graduate Student Handbook, Dissertation and Thesis Guideline, and the UA Little Rock Graduate Catalog.

 Registered Student Organizations

There are a variety of student organizations and clubs registered at UA Little Rock. These groups offer opportunities for leadership and student development experiences; recognize scholarship and leadership achievements at either the undergraduate or graduate level; and provide social experiences and opportunities to promote common interests in such areas as social action, politics, religion, philosophy, ethics, recreation, and hobbies. A complete list of active registered student organizations can be found in the RSO directory. To learn more or to register a student organization, contact the Student Experience Center at (501) 916-3308 or email studentexperience@ualr.edu.  

Student Publications

UA Little Rock recognizes three official student publications on campus.

  1. Equinox is a student-run journal of contemporary literature and art at UA Little Rock.
  2. The Forum is the UA Little Rock student newspaper. It is published weekly during the fall and spring semesters and four times during the summer.
  3. Quills and Pixels is the peer-reviewed, student publication of the UA Little Rock Writers’ Network, an organization dedicated to spotlighting the importance of writing in society.

Study Abroad

Administration North, Room 205, (501) 916-6480, ualr.edu/studyabroad

Study abroad at UA Little Rock offers you a unique and valuable experience—the opportunity not only to study but also to immerse yourself in another country and culture, thus expanding your view of the world. While working to fulfill major and minor coursework requirements, you also have an unparalleled opportunity to acquire firsthand knowledge of another culture, develop or improve fluency in another language, and gain a global perspective. Your time abroad will be full of vivid and amazing experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life, no matter where you choose to go. Our students have traveled the world, from Austria and China to Costa Rica and Spain. The photo opportunities are just part of the big picture – UA Little Rock students are interacting with other cultures, immersing themselves, and picking up the skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world. For more information call (501) 916-6480 or visit the website.

Testing Services

Student Services Center, Room 315, (501) 916-3198, ualr.edu/testing

Testing Services provides high-quality assessments that adhere to national, state, and professional standards in order to validate exam results. Testing programs include examinations for placement, credit, admission, graduate and professional schools, licensing and certification, distance education, and proctoring for students who receive accommodations.

The office maintains the policies and articulates credit for prior learning assessments such as Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), Excelsior College Examinations (ECE), International Baccalaureate (IB), and UA Little Rock Departmental Exams. Information regarding scheduling, programs, and current policy is available online at ualr.edu/testing.

Student Activities Board

The Student Activities Board (SAB) is a registered student organization that serves as a programming extension of the Student Experience Center. SAB provides movie nights, carnivals, festivals and more.

Any student who wishes to participate in SAB may become a member. Students who participate share in the presentation of student activity programs from beginning to end and may also serve in leadership positions within the organization. SAB members have the opportunity to work with many different groups to provide programs for a diverse campus population.

Graduate with the experiential education that SAB programs provide! The SAB is funded by the student activity fee and therefore, all events sponsored by the SAB are free to enrolled UA Little Rock students. If you would like more information about the Student Activities Board, please contact the Student Experience Center at (501) 916-3308.

Vehicle Registration and Parking

Every student who owns or operates a motorized vehicle on the campus is required to register that vehicle and display a parking permit as instructed. A student may register one vehicle for open parking free of charge. Contact the Department of Public Safety for more information on registering vehicles (501) 916-5304.