#Youmatteratu campaign

At the heart of Arkansas Tech University lies a commitment to valuing and empowering every individual within our community. With this belief in mind, we are excited to introduce the "#YouMatterATU Campaign", designed to celebrate the contributions and worth of our students, faculty, and staff. # YouMatterATU is a social media campaign that we will be doing April 15th – 19th.  The "#YouMatterATU Campaign" embodies our values of recognizing and affirming the value of every student, faculty, and staff member at ATU as well as our past alumni and individuals within our community. The primary goal of this event is to foster a sense of belonging, empowerment, and positivity within our student body. By highlighting the importance of every individual's contribution and worth, we aim to create a supportive environment where students feel valued, recognized, and celebrated.

Key Components:

  1. Social Media Campaign: Using the hashtag #YouMatterATU, we encourage students, faculty, staff, and alumni to express their value, share stories, and uplift one another on various social media platforms.  Students are asked to take a photo with any of our "#YouMatterATU" posters on campus and share it on social media (using the #YouMatterATU), to showcase why they or others in the ATU community matter.  
  2. Winners Wheel: Once they post their photo, students can visit our office, Rothwell 419, to spin the Winners Wheel and win ATU merchandise and/or exciting prizes generously donated by local businesses. Participants of the campaign will also be included in a grand prize drawing for an iPad and a laptop.
  3. Prize Donations: We invite local businesses to donate prizes such as gift cards, merchandise, and vouchers to be added to our prize wheel.

If you're interested in supporting our event but aren't a business owner or have goods/services that aren’t ideal for our giveaway, consider making a monetary donation or purchasing a gift card from a local restaurant or business to donate. It's a great way to support both ATU and fellow local community business owners!

For more information or to make a donation please conatact Angie Bell at abell@atu.edu or 479-880-4347.   

Click here to download our You Matter backdrop to share your own #YouMatterATU post on social media!



Thank you to our Sponsors!  

We are updating this list daily.

Corporate sponsors

Chambers Bank

Taco Bell



Beck's Bridal Boutique

Board & Brush

Boot Barn

Brown's Catfish

Burger King

Capelli Salon - Lauren



Chloe's Cakes & Tasty Bakes



Domino's Pizza

Fat Daddy's

Feltner's Athlete's Corner


Garden Sass

Green Thumb Nursery

Hourglass - Escape

Hubbard PowerSports

Jackalope Cycling

Just Desserts


La Chiquita

La Huerta

Little Caesars



New York Delicatessen

Nonna Bella's

Papa Johns

Pasta Grill

Peg Leg

Pottery Worx

River Oak Calls

Rose Drug

Russ Nutrition

Russellville Country Club

Shear Style - Robin

Sparkled Leopard


Taco Villa

Textbook Brokers

The Crack House


Western Sizzlin