To hold the University of Arkansas at Little Rock accountable for becoming a diverse, multi-ethnic community characterized by an absence of institutional racism.
Unfortunately, racial inequities may manifest within institutions of higher education, oftentimes unintentionally, and UALR is no exception to this potential vulnerability. However, with the current leadership, deliberate efforts have been made to ensure that UALR reflects ethnic diversity in every aspect of its composition (student population, faculty, administration, governance, etc.)
UALR has the opportunity to be the change it would like to see in the world. It takes time and patience to realize such a large vision, but the university has made the first step by declaring it an institutional priority. The university’s Diversity Council, International Student Services Program, African American Male and Female Initiatives, and Hispanic/Latino Initiative are a sampling of UALR’s strong commitment to leading by example.
IRE will continue to be the primary catalyst and advocate for helping to achieve this goal across the institution. In fact, this objective is critical to the university’s 20,000 students by 2020 plan.
We work to accomplish Goal Six through:
- Small and large group discussions
- Organizational self-assessments
- Professional development and training
- Workshops and presentations
- Guest lectures
- Campus-wide events
- Special programs