Propylaea Overview

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PROPYLAEA (pro pul i ya)

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The Propylaea or Propylaia is the monumental gateway leading to the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens. The word propylaia is the plural of the Greek propylaion, meaning "fore-gate," indicating that the Propylaea is in fact a series of gateways.  As such, propylaea is sometimes used to indicate "introductions."

The Propylaea Program is a unique academic opportunity designed to involve students in the cultural endeavors of the Hendrix community by providing students an incentive to attend various campus events throughout the year. Through participation in the program, students can earn a course credit once they have attended and properly evaluated 60 campus events recognized for Propylaea credit.

If you would like to take advantage of this program, just complete the Evaluation Form after you have attended an event and return it to the Student Activities Office. All returned forms are filed and a computerized record is maintained for each student’s event attendance. Throughout the year, a member of the Student Activities staff will periodically update you with the total number of events you have attended and the category within which each event is listed. Once you have attended 60 events, you, your academic advisor, and the Registrar’s Office will be notified, and you will be awarded a course credit (designated for “Credit Only”) to be applied toward graduation.


For more information, contact Student Activities at activities@hendrix.edu or (501) 450-1291