The Office of Campus Life
The Office of Campus Life provides advisement to all registered student organizations including those funded by the activity fee, coordinates the assignment of student organization office space, and provides student development and leadership enhancement opportunities for UALR students. The office encourages a diversity of activities designed to entertain and educate while providing opportunities for student development through extracurricular experiences. The Office of Campus Life is responsible for the fair and equitable allocation of the student activity fee, as well as for monitoring the expenditure and usage of the fee. The office develops and maintains the criteria and policies for the student activity fee allocation process. UALR also maintains a varied and extensive series of events throughout the year.
There are assemblies, concerts, dramatic presentations, visiting lecturers, special exhibits, and other opportunities for cultural enrichment. Participants and performers include students, faculty, and alumni, as well as local, state, national, and international specialists.
Christian Oâ€™Neal, Executive Director
Bailey Alumni & Friends Center, (501) 683-7208
The UALR 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, and it cosponsors GradFest each fall and spring semester. Members receive on-campus discounts and receive Alumnus, the publication of the Alumni Association. The Alumni Association offers a basic membership option or membership in a specific constituency group, and is open to all former students of UALR and its predecessor institutions (Little Rock University and Little Rock Junior College) for a small annual membership fee.
The UALR Bookstore is located in the Donaghey Student Center complex and is the book center for UALR. 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 a 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 UALR 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 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 on 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.
Chancellorâ€™s Leadership Corps
The Chancellorâ€™s Leadership Corps is composed of approximately 60 freshmen who are selected for membership on the basis of leadership, scholarship, and service. A renewable tuition and fees scholarship is awarded to every member. The students serve as ambassadors of the University, participate in community service projects, and enjoy numerous social activities as part of a leadership practicum. Two hours of academic credit may be earned for successful completion of the practicum, which offers an orientation to campus and leadership development. For more information contact Financial Aid at (501) 569-3035 or visit online at http://ualr.edu/admissions/financialaid/.
Fraternities and Sororities
UALR hosts chapters of fraternities and sororities, self-supporting groups of undergraduate members. Fraternities and sororities provide democratic, social, and leadership experiences; create an ever-widening circle of service beyond membership; answer the yearning for spiritual expression and guidance; and fulfill the need to belong. Their purposes and objectives are compatible with the mission of the University and its purposes of student education and training. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life.
Health and Accident Insurance
Students are responsible for their own health and accident coverage while enrolled at UALR. An optional student group health insurance plan is offered to UALR students, their spouses, and dependent children. Information and applications are available in the Office of Health Services, located in the Donaghey Student Center, Room 102, telephone (501) 569-3188 Voice/TTY. Students must apply for this health insurance plan within 30 days of the first day of class for the fall term or may enroll at the beginning of the spring semester on a prorated basis for eight months. Insurance is mandatory for international students.
The Information Desk is located on the first floor of the Donaghey Student Center, Room 101. An attendant is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Summer hours are available on the DSC Hours of Operation Handout. The following items are available at the Information Desk:
- Some University Forms
- Literature about many UALR Programs and Events
- List of Office Locations for Faculty, Departments, and Colleges
- Master Calendar of Campus Activities
- Information for Reserving Rooms for Meetings
- DSC Hours of Operation
- Fitness Center Hours of Operation
- Fit/Well Brochures
- CAT Bus Schedules
- Other Local Publications
For more information call (501) 569-3362.
The UALR athletic program is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and abides by NCAA rules and regulations. Menâ€™s and womenâ€™s teams compete in the Sun Belt Conference. Menâ€™s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis, and water polo. Womenâ€™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-recreation services are offered by the Donaghey Student Center and include flag football, swimming, volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf, table tennis, and more. There are also workshops to assist students in sharpening their skills in some sports and other leisure pursuits. These include land and water aerobic classes, swimming lessons, and special fitness events. Students may also get a fitness assessment and guidance from the fitness and wellness staff. Strength training and conditioning assistance is always available in the weight room. This office also serves the facility and programming needs of recognized student organizations that are sports or recreation related. For more information call (501) 569-8284.
Share America Program
The Share America Program at UALR was established in 1994 and provides more than 1,700 children in the Little Rock Public Schools with educational enrichment, health care, family assistance, and special gifts. The program, which was the first Share America site in the United States, was established by a grant from Children International, a Kansas City-based child sponsorship organization. Share America serves as a learning laboratory for UALR students who volunteer for one-time service projects or serve as mentors and tutors. Share America welcomes the opportunity to arrange internships and course credit for students involved in special projects.
Student email accounts are created within 24 hours of class registration and are an official means of communication between the University and the student. Important University-related information will be sent to individual email accounts. Students are responsible for regularly reading email messages. Types of communication include but are not limited to: financial-aid information, inclement-weather closings, e-bills and payment deadlines, registration information, and library notices. The UALR email system can be accessed at http://mail.ualr.edu/.
There are more than 100 student organizations and clubs registered at UALR. 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. For a complete list of registered student organizations, or to register a student organization, contact the Office of Campus Life.
UALR recognizes two official student publications on campus. The Forum is the student newspaper. It is published weekly during the fall and spring semesters and four times during the summer. The Equinox is a student literary magazine, published annually.
Vehicle Registration and Parking
All students who wish to park a vehicle on campus must first register their vehicle with the Department of Public Safety. For further information, you may call the Public Safety Office at (501) 569-3408 or visit the Public Safety Office online.