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

2019/2020 Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint

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 Inclusion Leadership Development
  • Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Award
  • Diversity Equity and Civility Concerns (DECC)
  • Diversity Strategic Plan
  • Diversity Website
  • External Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Recognition
  • Faculty of Color Retreat
  • Fireside Chat
  • Gender Neutral Restrooms
  • HBCU Outreach (Partnership with Graduate School)
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program
  • Institutional Diversity and Inclusion/UCA Leadership Collaboration
  • Lactation Suites
  • Leadership Lens Series
  • Minority Vendor Partnership Program
  • Navigating Diversity in Search Committees
  • Outstanding Diversity Outreach by a Student Award (Student Life)
  • Presentations (faculty, departments, RSOs, and classes, etc.)
  • Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) (faculty recruitment)
  • The Academic Network (faculty recruitment)

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

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