University of Arkansas Diversity Values Statement
In order to enhance educational diversity, the University of Arkansas seeks to include and integrate individuals from varied backgrounds and with varied characteristics such as those defined by race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and intellectual perspective.
For more information on Diversity at the University of Arkansas, follow the links below:
- Diversity Awards Program
- Diversity Certificate Program
- Diversity Affairs
- Diversity Calendar
- Disability & Accommodations
- Religious Organizations
University of Arkansas Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential through equal opportunity. The university should be a place of work and study for students, faculty, and staff, which is free of all forms of discrimination, sexual intimidation and exploitation. Therefore, it is the policy of the University of Arkansas, to prohibit discrimination of its students, faculty, and staff and to make every effort to eliminate discrimination within the university community.
Therefore, the University of Arkansas is committed to providing equal opportunity for all students and applicants for admission and for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, age, gender, religion, national origin, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment on the basis of genetic information is prohibited.
It is the responsibility of the University of Arkansas' Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance to investigate and resolve all allegations of discrimination on the basis of race, age, gender, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, genetic information and sexual orientation.
The University of Arkansas complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statutes and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
Free language assistance (oral or written) is available for LEP individuals to the extent required to provide meaningful access to programs and services.
This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audiotape and in Braille.
Reporting a Concern or Violation:
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance is pleased to announce that we have
implemented a new online reporting system, Advocate GME. This system will allow individuals
to report discrimination complaints, staff grievances and accommodation requests in
a more efficient way. Individuals will have an opportunity to provide supportive documents
information as well.
The reporting system can be found on the following websites:
- Office of Equal Opportunity & Compliance: http://oeoc.uark.edu/report-or-request/index.php
- Report A Concern: https://report.uark.edu/
For allegations of sexual misconduct, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment or acts of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and other forms of sex/gender discrimination, the University has designated a Title IX Coordinator with overall responsibility for oversight of the University’s compliance with its obligations under Title IX. All complaints or any concerns about sexual conduct should be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator:
Title IX Coordinator
Tyler R. Farrar, J.D.
For allegations of sexual assault by faculty, staff or other persons (other than students), the Title IX Coordinator makes a referral to the University Compliance Officer, who coordinates with the University of Arkansas Police Department (UAPD) and the University Health Center to ensure that allegations of sexual assault reported to University officials are investigated and that confirmed allegations are addressed through University personnel processes, as appropriate. The Compliance Officer can be reached at the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance, 346 N. West Avenue (West Avenue Annex), 479-575-4019, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For allegations of sexual misconduct by students, the Deputy Title IX Coordinators, in consultation with the Title IX Coordinator, coordinate with UAPD and the University Health Center to ensure that allegations of sexual misconduct reported to University officials are processed through the University student conduct system, as appropriate. The Deputy Title IX Coordinators report to the University Title IX Coordinator on all allegations of sexual misconduct processed through the student conduct system. Contact information is as follows:
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Shane Barker: Director of Advising