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A-State Inspire


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The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

A-State Inspire

August 15, 2018- August 19, 2018

This program is offered for the first time to newly admitted Arkansas State University freshmen who are members of an underrepresented  population.This four day experience will help to equip students for college and campus life by offering workshops, networking opportunities, and lasting relationships that will aid in the success of their college careers. The goal of A-State Inspire is to spark a passion for achievement and excellence in our diverse incoming freshman. With a fun-packed, information-filled weekend of learning, this program is offered to small group of freshmen who have the strong desire to become leaders on campus. 



How are students selected for A-state Inspire?

     Students should fill out the application in its entirety. We highly consider the open response portion when reviewing applications, as it allows us to get to know the student a bit more.

How will the participant be notified if accepted?

     We will notify applicants on August 2, 2018 via email. Further details on how to accept your invitation will be included in the email. An RSVP will be required by August 10, 2018 and spots will not be held for those failing to respond.

How safe is campus and the program?

   We consider Arkansas State University to be a safe campus. We have the University Police Department immediately available to us should an emergency situation arise. To ensure the safety of all of our program participants, our program staff is carefully selected and trained, and all program activities are supervised. 

What type of activities will there be?

All of the activities have been carefully planned to prepare the students for their freshmen year as well as giving them a fun and an inspirational introduction to the Red Wolf family. More information will be given to the students as they receive their acceptance letters.

Who will be supervising the participants in the Resident halls?

    Residential hall staff, and college student mentors, all of whom have been carefully selected and trained, will be living in the residence hall and hosting participants around campus. Students are not allowed to travel anywhere without the company of a mentor.

Is transportation provided?

    No, transportation is not provided to accepted participants. Participants are expected to arrive at Arkansas State University between the hours of 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. In efforts to reduce liability, we are encouraging students to not drive personal vehicles, but instead have parent(s)/guardian(s) to drop them off at the campus.

Additional Questions?

   If you have any additional questions, contact Dominique Phillips at 870-972-2337 or email dominiqu.phillips@smail.astate.edu or diversity@astate.edu with your concerns!