UA Little Rock Downtown creates space for the community to engage in participative learning for the sake of educational, social, cultural, and personal growth.


UA Little Rock Downtown serves as a “front porch” for the University. Front porches conventionally serve as a meeting place between public and private lives. Similarly, UA Little Rock Downtown is where the University and the community meet; it is the space between community life and the university experience. As such, this space should remain accessible, sustainable, and essential to all.

This mission and vision support our strategic focus in four primary areas: business, education, arts and culture, and civic reflection.