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A-State Inspire


“Inspiring Diverse Leaders"

August 11th - August 16th

The  A-State Inspire program, is a five-day 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 is based on Four Principles: Diversity, Inclusion, Growth and Education. 

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

  • One on one campus tour (to become familiar with class schedule for the fall)
  • Ability to move into residence halls one week before the general move-in date to become better acclimated to the campus and college life.
  • Meet and Greet with diverse faculty and staff at Arkansas State University.
  • Automatic membership to Brother 2 Brother and Sister 2 Sister mentorship programs.


                                               FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the requirements for INSPIRE?

    Eligible INSPIRE candidates:

  •         Must be an incoming freshmen at Arkansas State University
  •         Must be registered for room and board with residence life for the fall semester.
  •         Must have a strong interest in becoming a student leader
  •         Must be able to stay for the entire duration of the program.


Will I still be able to attend if I will not be staying on campus this upcoming year?

    Students who will be living off campus for the upcoming school year, will still be available to attend the INSPIRE program but must provide their own transportation to INSPIRE events. Attendance of all events are mandatory.

How will the participant be notified if accepted?

    We will notify applicants in August via email. Further details on how to accept your invitation will be included in the email. An RSVP will be required by August 5 , 2019 and 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.

How safe is the 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.  

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 bring everything they need to be successful for the year!

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 11th 2019.

Additional Questions?

  If you have any additional questions, contact Dominique Phillips at 870-972-3081 or email dominiqu.phillips@smail.astate.edu or Joshua Smith at josmith@astate.edu with your concerns!