U of A Student DEI Badge Program

U of A Student DEI Badge Program
University of Arkansas

The UARK Student DEI Badge Program is customizable and attuned with UARK's diversity, equity and inclusion goals. This non-credit program will help students increase their cultural competency, become DEI advocates and engage effectively with individuals from all backgrounds.  

The mission of the UARK Student DEI Badge Program is to help U of A students become culturally competent and gain useful skills that will help them distinguish themselves in the job market after they graduate and continue to enrich their lives. UARK Student DEI Badge Program prepares you to analyze, diagnose and address DEI issues within organizations. 

This program offers a variety of relevant and applicable workshops, activities and events that can help participants acquire knowledge, develop dispositions and hone skills needed for achieving cultural competence. This competence development will be critical to exploring and navigating multicultural settings, both domestic and global.

 The four badges that students can achieve are listed below: 

  • Level 1: UARK Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awareness Badge 
  • Level 2: UARK Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Engagement Badge 
  • Level 3: UARK Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Collaboration Badge 
  • Level 4: UARK Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Badge 

Here are steps to start achieving badges: 

  1. Enroll yourself in the UARK Student DEI Badge Program.  
  1. Follow the steps.
  1. When you get to the step that says to search for the course, search the following terms: "UARK Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Badge Program (DEI-badge)" to find it and sign up (you may also find it by typing "DEI" or "badge" without quotation marks). 

This certificate was developed in partnership with the Multicultural Center; the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and diversity offices located in the following colleges: Walton, Bumpers, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Education and Health Professions.  

It is open to all students enrolled at the U of A. For more information, please contact Adrain Smith atsmith@uark.edu.  


Adrain Smith,
Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education
479-575-8405, atsmith@uark.edu


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