University Programs (UP)
University Programs (UP) is a volunteer student organization responsible for coordinating and planning over 200 events annually for the campus community. University Programs provides UA students with cultural, educational, recreational, and entertainment experiences. Eight committees along with committee chairs and their executive officers select, schedule, and produce events such as concerts, movies, lectures, fine arts performances, and gallery exhibits. University Programs provides excellent opportunities to develop leadership skills and to gain practical experience in a variety of areas. Supported by an activity fee instituted in 1988, the majority of the events are free to the student body. Check out the UP Calendar!
Registered Student Organizations
Did you know that there are about 400 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) on campus? You'll make new friends, explore your interests, and have an unforgettable college experience as an RSO member. If you can't find an existing RSO that meets your interests, you can even start your own!
Headliner Concerts Committee (HCC)
Headliner Concerts Committee (HCC), which is composed primarily of students, gets to make the decision on what big-name artist to bring to campus each year. Because you have already paid a per-credit-hour fee to support this committee, when concert day arrives there is no admission fee for students. Previous headliners include Grammy winning artists John Mayer, Foo Fighters, rapper T.I., Blake Shelton, Third Eye Blind, Snoop Dogg, The Flaming Lips, Kip Moore, and More!
Distinguished Lectures Committee (DLC)
Distinguished Lectures Committee (DLC) decides which dynamic and pertinent speakers to bring to the University of Arkansas campus. These speaking engagements are completely free to all students. Some of the speakers brought over the past few years have been President George H.W. Bush, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, basketball icon Magic Johnson, author Malcolm Gladwell, Jane Goodall, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Elie Wiesel, Steve Wozniak, and John Legend.
Associated Student Government
The Associated Student Government shall act as an organized voice for all students of the University of Arkansas, to effectively represent students in the University's decision and policy making process and to provide a broad educational experience for students, while promoting citizenship on campus and in the greater community. In doing so, ASG knowingly and responsibly recognizes the students' roles in the shared governance of the University of Arkansas.
If it's all Greek to you, connect with the university's 33 fraternities and sororities, with 5,300 members and a rich history of campus and community involvement. Panhellenic recruitment registration for women opens June 1 and closes July 15. Interfraternity recruitment registration for men also open June 1. The National Pan-Hellenic Council and the United Greek Council do not have formalized recruitment processes, but both have multiple, active chapters on campus.
From two recreation centers, group exercise classes, over 30 intramural sports, and outdoor adventures, University Recreation has something for everyone! Facility access, sport equipment rentals, intramurals and classes like yoga, Zumba, and kickboxing are all included in your tuition, so take advantage of it!
Students give their time, their skills and even their sweat through the Volunteer Action Center to help neighbors near and far. Work in our campus food pantry or help lead relief efforts to communities in need.
Working on campus is a great way to garner experience and some income. Many on-campus jobs are flexible around student's class schedules and provide extra flexibility around midterms and finals. To see a list of student/hourly jobs currently accepting applications, visit jobs.uark.edu.