ASG Diversity Statement and Commitment Banner Signing

Monday-Thursday, October 19-22, 2020
11:30 am-1:00 pm daily
UAMS Fountain (Outside Main Hospital Entrance)

Free boxed lunch and bottle of water daily (First 30 students)
Free t-shirts to all students

Students join the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI) and the Associated Student Government (ASG), October 19th-22nd from 11:30 am-1 pm, at the UAMS Fountain (in front of the main hospital) to sign the ASG Diversity Statement and Commitment Banner. Your signature indicates your commitment and agreement to uphold the statement as UAMS students (see statement below). During this event, lunch will be given to the first 30 students each day and everyone will receive a “Diversity Means” t-shirt. The shirt was designed by ASG and the words were provided by UAMS students through a survey taken in August. The statement and commitment items were written by the 2020 ASG Officers and Representatives.

To adhere to social distancing guidelines we have assigned dates to each college for participation. We ask that you stand 6 feet apart while standing in line. ASG will provide black permanent markers and disinfect after each use. Please come out and show your support for this joint effort of DDEI and the ASG!

Afterwards the banner will display in the UAMS Student Center. See you there.

College dates are listed below:

11:30 am-1 pm daily

  • Oct. 19           COM
  • Oct. 20           COP
  • Oct. 21           CHP/COPH
  • Oct. 22           CON/GRAD

ASG Diversity Statement

The UAMS Associated Student Government (ASG) embraces and appreciates all that diversity brings to our campus. We are proudly committed to the continued work of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive community that promotes equity and inclusion for all of its members. ASG recognizes the strength that diversity brings to our community, where each person’s unique voice is heard and can contribute to the overall student experience. ASG strives to represent and involve students from all backgrounds and experiences so that the life of our student body remains vibrant and continues to flourish. Together, we have the capability to create a campus that embodies a new standard for learning, growth, and overall student success.

As members of the UAMS Associated Student Government, we are unified in our commitment to the following:

We will actively seek opportunities to support and strengthen diversity, improve health equity, and foster inclusion.
We will encourage open dialogue to facilitate safe exchange of ideas in our efforts to better our community’s commitment to equality.
We will reflect on our own biases so that we may take steps towards understanding and offering compassion.
We will respect students and faculty from all backgrounds to ensure that our goals of enhancing diversity, embracing others, and assuring accountability are met.
We will develop a community in medicine that appreciates our differences and embraces them to connect with all individuals regardless of social status.
We will commit to these values by understanding diversity is not a problem to solve, but an asset to be developed.

DDEI Healing Sessions – October-December

Greetings! The Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI) recognizes our country, our nation, and our communities are experiencing difficult and uncertain times. There are innumerous conversations, on a national and international stage, centered around race, equity, social justice, reparations, and dismantling systems of oppression. We acknowledge the emotionally and politically charged atmosphere, often containing divisive, exclusionary, and/or discriminatory rhetoric does not happen in a vacuum especially as we near election time. These spaces are created with you in mind.

The sessions are for any and all members of Team UAMS (students, resident/trainees, employees). We encourage and welcome our many regional offices, campuses, departments/division to participate in this experience. Over 400 members have participated in a DDEI Virtual Healing Space. Please know you are heard, appreciate, and valued.

Click here to register!

What is a healing space?

DDEI believes addressing social trauma must be a critical part of building equitable, inclusive cultures. As professionals, and leaders in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we recognize the need to for Truth Healing and Transformational conversations centered around ugly realities, and harsh truths. During these sessions we aim to create an open and transparent atmosphere, necessary to facilitate dialogue designed to serve as healing spaces. It is designed as an opportunity/vehicle to aid personal growth, and usher a collective commitment to cultural humility and implicit bias.

Download the Healing Space Info Guide

Why DDEI Space?

Our experience uniquely positions us to create an open and transparent atmosphere, necessary to facilitate dialogue designed to serve as healing spaces. We aim to create spaces that allow individuals to express difficult, honest and necessary expressions about their personal thoughts, concerns, fears and hopes as it relates to current the emotional, often polarizing, racially-charged climate of our daily social interactions. It is an opportunity to help us all consciously listen to the unique lived experiences of others to understand a clearer picture of the world we are experiencing. We believe addressing social trauma and healing together as a community is a critical part of building equitable, inclusive cultures.

COVID-19 Screening and Testing

UAMS is constantly monitoring the current public health crisis.  For the most up to date information, please visit the UAMS COVID-19 Screening and Testing site.

Stocked and Reddie – UAMS Food Pantry

Stocked and ReddieLocated in the Distribution Center (800 Cottage Drive), Stocked and Reddie is now open and distributes nonperishable food items. The mission of Stocked and Reddie is to provide nutritious food to an estimated 800 UAMS students and employees who find it difficult to feed themselves and their families.

Registration will be required to use the food pantry. See below for the registration form. Members of Team UAMS who register for the pantry will receive enough food to cover three meals for their entire household and can receive meal kits up to twice a week. Along with the food, pantry participants will receive recipes on how to prepare each meal.

Learn More and Register

Night and Weekend Parking for Students

There are some nights and weekend parking options available to students at little or no cost.

  • Students can purchase a Student Evening Decal for $21 per year. This decal permits access to Parking 2, Level A after 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 24 hours-a-day on weekends and UAMS-observed holidays. Students must exit the lot by 7 a.m. during the week.
  • There are five campus lots available for free parking by students after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 24 hours-a-day on weekends and UAMS-observed holidays. No decal is required, though vehicles without a permit should exit the lot prior to 7:15 a.m. on weekdays.

Those lots are:

  • Lot 1
  • Lot 6
  • Lot 7E
  • Lot 10
  • Lot 18

(Parking Lot map:

For more information or other parking/transportation questions, visit the Parking Operations website ( or call (501) 526-7275 to speak with a member of the Parking Operations team.