A Message to Parents

Dear Parent, 

Greetings from Hendrix College! Your child is about to go on a life changing journey. This is an exciting and often nervous time for both you and your child. Hendrix College’s Office of Multicultural and International Student Services is here to welcome international students, smooth their transition to life on campus as well as ensure their success as Hendrix students. 

Campus Safety 

Hendrix College will provide a welcoming and safe residential campus for your child. Our campus is nestled in a small city of 60,000 which records very low crime rates. Campus Crime Statistics can be found here. Hendrix College uses experienced and dependable security personnel and a twenty-four hour emergency alert system to ensure the safety of our students and the community as a whole. 

The Office of Multicultural and International Student Services 

The Office of Multicultural and International Student Services provides students with opportunities to engage in cross-cultural reflection and promotes an appreciation of diversity, service, and leadership. The services that the office provides range in scope from student programming activities, diversity training and leadership training to support. The office also provides assistance to our Chinese students through orientation, advising, and outreach to foster a positive educational and personal experience for each student. Hendrix College is committed to the principle that diversity in the student body enhances the intellectual experience and understanding of the entire community.

Health Concerns 

Hendrix College provides on-campus health services to the student body. Services are provided by an Advanced Practice Nurse in collaboration with a local physician. The Advanced Practice Nurse provides basic medical assessment and treatment for minor illnesses, physician referral services, and many other student health services. Students who require services beyond the scope of the clinic will be referred to a local physician. This includes management of moderate to severe illnesses, radiology and advanced laboratory services. In addition to the large number of physicians available in town, Conway is home to a comprehensive health system, which includes a medical center, four health clinics, a health and fitness center, home health agency, therapy clinics, inpatient rehabilitation and physician staff of more than 100 primary care physicians and specialists. 

Health Insurance Requirement

All Hendrix College students are required to have health insurance, through a family employee plan, a private insurer or through a quality, low-cost plan offered by the college. The school plan, Student Assist, is serviced and underwritten by Markel Insurance Company. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate adequate health coverage or must purchase the college plan. The annual cost of the plan is $500 and will be posted to your student account.

Personalize Your Visit

  • Attend a class
  • Take a student-led campus walk
  • Learn more about financial aid
  • Meet with your admission counselor
  • Have lunch in the cafeteria
  • Meet with a professor and/or coach
  • Stay overnight with a student