At the University of Arkansas, we believe — and research confirms — that a diverse learning environment enriches the educational experience for everyone, and helps our students succeed in today's world.
We actively recruit students from underrepresented communities, including students from lower-income backgrounds, providing need-based financial support whenever possible. Each year, the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design gives more than $90,000 in awards and scholarships. Designated funds are reserved for need-based scholarships.
We recruit faculty from underrepresented ethnic groups and support faculty research that addresses diversity in design.
We expand students' perspectives through international study. A semester abroad is required for all students pursuing professional degrees. We also welcome exchange students from Mexico and Italy, and international students from around the world.
We build an inclusive, affirming learning culture that is supportive of all students, faculty and staff and maximizes their chances to succeed.
Diversity is a top priority across campus. The University of Arkansas also is acting on a range of initiatives to achieve this goal.