Get in the Zone at the Multicultural Center in the Arkansas Union

The Zone in the Multicultural Center.
Jacob Ruth

The Zone in the Multicultural Center.

The Zone in the Multicultural Center is a room where students, faculty, and staff members can take time out of their busy day to reflect, pray, meditate, or just take a few minutes for themselves. Individuals are invited to use prayer mats, floor cushions, and to enjoy the soft lighting. Sessions are limited to 25 minutes to ensure that everyone who needs to use the space has the opportunity. 

The room is a quiet space. This means that any speaking, music, or chanting must be kept at a minimum to avoid disturbing others. Since prayer and meditation are the main uses of this space, silence is the utmost priority. Water is the only type of food or drink allowed into the room. Anything other than praying, reflecting, meditating, etc. is not allowed. Electronics can be distracting for those in the room, so these are asked to remain at a minimum. 

To use the room, you do not need to make a reservation. It is available a first-come, first-serve basis. Individuals who seek to use the room for prayer time will be given priority. It is open any time that the Multicultural Center is open. The Multicultural Center is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

To learn more about what The Zone means to Muslim students on campus, check out the Student Affairs Blog.

Contacts

Steve Voorhies, manager of media relations
University Relations
479-575-3583, voorhies@uark.edu

Scott Flanagin, executive director of communications
Division of Student Affairs
479-575-6785, sflanagi@uark.edu

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