Learning Communities Mission & Goals

EDGE Residential College in Hughes Hall (EDGE@Hughes)
The Stars Residential College in Short/Denney Hall (The Stars@Short/Denney)
STEM Residential College in Arkansas Hall (STEM@Arkansas)
HPaW Residential College in Baridon Hall (HPaW@Baridon)
Business Residential College in Bear Hall (Biz@Bear)
Minton Commuter College in Old Main Hall (MCC@Old Main)

Our Mission

UCA’s Learning Communities bring together students, faculty & staff from all walks of life as a family that cares about one another’s personal & academic growth. We are a community of scholars that encourages an environment of intellectual risk and who engage in academic, professional, & civic endeavors in order to help students persist to graduation.  By participating in learning communities we affirm our commitment to a culture of inclusiveness, innovation, & collaboration.

Our Goals

Learning Community students will:

  • identify themselves as effective learners & critical thinkers who are strongly committed to achieving their academic goals & life-long learning
  • demonstrate commitment to local and global concerns by contributing time, talents, and efforts in service to the community & realize the impact of that service
  • be prepared to engage in diverse scholarly activities and creative endeavors
  • collaborate effectively in teams, working through dissent to build consensus
  • communicate thoughtfully and effectively with a variety of audiences

Finis Origine PenditRC Collage

“The end depends upon the beginning.”

The University of Central Arkansas aspires to be a premier learner-focused public comprehensive university dedicated to academic vitality, integrity and diversity. (AVID)