Welcome Message to Students

January 15, 2024

Dear Students, 

I hope this message finds you safe, warm and excited for the new semester. As we embark on this journey together, I want to extend a heartfelt welcome to you all.  

This January, we not only celebrate the promise of a fresh start but also honor the legacy of a remarkable leader who dedicated his life to the values of justice, equality and belonging — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Dr. King's profound words resonate with us as we strive to create an environment where every member of our campus community feels that they belong. MLK once said “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” This semester, let's follow Dr. King’s example by embracing opportunities to engage with fellow students, faculty and staff from different walks of life. Attend events, join clubs and participate in activities that allow you to connect with others. Doing so will not only expand your horizons, it will also help foster an environment where all are welcome. 

Remember, you are not just a student; you are an integral part of the Razorback family. The U of A strives to be a place where you are embraced for who you are. You all contribute to the strength and beauty of our campus community. 

Wishing you a successful and fulfilling semester ahead.  

Warm regards,  

Charles F. Robinson, PhD
Professor of History