Institutional Diversity and Inclusion


The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion serves to help UCA become Arkansas’ premiere university for diversity and inclusive excellence.

Diversity and Training Commitments

Regardless of the type of shoes you wear to campus, we welcome you as part of our community. The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion serves as a strategic catalyst for diversity and inclusive excellence within our community of faculty and student scholars, among our staff, and beyond our campus.

As you browse our site, we invite you to reference the services of this office, those of the Office of Diversity and Community, which offers outreach to historically underrepresented student communities, as well as the available diversity training and enrichment opportunity. In addition, please review the list of academic and social initiatives and support for diversity and inclusion at UCA. The intention of each initiative is to foster positive individual and collective experiences.

We welcome your collaboration in promoting diversity and inclusion. For service opportunities and partnerships, please be in touch. Many thanks for visiting our site.

Angela Webster, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies

UCA Diversity Statement

UCA is dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty, and staff population and enhanced multicultural learning opportunities. We value the opportunity to work, learn, and develop in a community that embraces the diversity of individuals and ideas, including race, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, gender, marital status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, physical ability, political affiliation, and intellectual perspective.

Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Signature Initiatives

  • Academic Bridge Connection (ABC) Presentation Series
  • Academic Conferences for UCA Students (Alley Scholars Conference)
  • Affinity-Resource Groups
  • Black Graduate Student Association (RSO)
  • Campus Climate Survey
  • Center for Teaching Excellence Partnership
  • Conversations about Diversity Series
  • Departmental Presentations & Consultations
  • Diversity Advisory Committee
  • Diversity after Hours
  • Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Award
  • Diversity Equity and Civility Concerns (DECC)
  • Diversity Strategic Plan
  • Diversity Website
  • Fireside Chat
  • Gender Neutral Restrooms
  • HBCU Outreach (Partnership with Graduate School)
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Institutional Diversity Grant Program
  • Institutional Diversity/UCA Leadership Collaboration
  • Lactation Suites
  • Leadership Lens Series
  • Minority Faculty Mentoring Initiative
  • Minority Faculty Recruitment (SREB)
  • Minority Faculty Retreat
  • Minority Vendors Program
  • Student Presentations (RSOs and the like)

For service opportunities and partnerships, please contact
Angela Webster, Ph.D. – 501-450-3135
Darshon Anderson, Ph.D. – 501-450-3224
John Toth, Ph.D. – 501-450-5665

Contact Us

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Bernard Hall 207
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035

Phone: 501-450-3135
Fax: 501-852-5204