As a public institution in the state of Arkansas, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is subject to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Under the Arkansas FOIA, citizens of Arkansas may request copies of the university’s public records and documents. Some records are exempt from disclosure under the law. Examples of these exemptions can be found in the Arkansas Freedom of Information Handbook.


Arkansas citizens can submit a request for information under FOIA to Requests should include the following:

  1. Your name, mailing address, and email address
  2. Phone number
  3. Description of specific information you are requesting