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A-State Inspire

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“Inspiring Diverse Leaders"

August 14-18, 2023

The A-State INSPIRE program, is a program designed to introduce incoming freshmen from diverse backgrounds to resources and involvement opportunities at Arkansas State University. Through team building, resource seminars and campus exposure freshmen will prepare to be active leaders, through their college matriculation at Arkansas State University. The A-State INSPIRE program is based on Four Principles: Diversity, Inclusion, Growth and Education. 

In addition to personal, cultural, and leadership opportunities A-State INSPIRE will provide:

  • Meeting with diverse faculty and staff that will be pivotal during your tenure at A-State
  • Introduction to Campus resources to help with first day anxiety
  • Ability to move into residence halls one week before the general move-in date
  • A Mentor to help you navigate college life

To be eligible for INSPIRE candidates must:

  • be an incoming freshman at Arkansas State University
  • be registered for room and board with residence life for the fall semester.
  • have a strong interest in becoming a student leader
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Will I still be able to attend if I will not be staying on campus this upcoming year?

  • Students must live on campus in order to attend and participate in this upcoming INSPIRE Program

How will the participant be notified if accepted?

  • We will notify applicants by June 7th via email. Further details on how to accept your invitation will be included in the email. An RSVP will be required by June 17, 2023. Spots will not be held for failing to respond.

Will I have to attend the entire program if I am accepted?

  • Students who attend INSPIRE are required to attend the program in its entirety. Consistent tardiness will result in termination from the program requiring a parent to pick you up.

How safe is the campus and the program?

  • We consider Arkansas State University to be a safe campus. We have 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.  

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.

What should I pack?

  • Students who attend the program will move into their assigned residence halls for the upcoming school year. We encourage everyone to

Is transportation provided?

  • No, transportation is not provided to accepted participants. Participants are expected to arrive at Arkansas State University between the hours of 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 13th, 2023.

Additional Questions?

 If you have any additional questions, contact at 870-680-8456 or email Taron Robinson at Tarrobinson@astate.edu with your concerns!

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