Student Organizations

The following list represents currently active student organizations at Hendrix College. Please be advised that some contact information may be outdated as Student Organizations transition to new officers.

To find out more about any group, please contact Student Activities at activities@hendrix.edu or 501-450-1291.

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Active Minds at Hendrix
Contact: Blake Tierney
Advisor: Julie Brown
Constitution: MSWord
Description: Active Minds exists for the purpose of increasing the awareness of the students, faculty, and staff at Hendrix College about issues surrounding mental health, resources available both on campus and in the surrounding community for mental health, and proactive steps to preventing and reacting to mental health troubles.  Furthermore, Active Minds is committed to removing stigma around mental health and creating a comfortable, open, engaging environment for all students to effectively live in community and have positive mental health.  Finally, Active Minds does not provide counseling or any form of clinical mental health care, and is therefore not, nor will ever form, a peer counseling or support group.  

The Aonian (Literary Arts)
Contact: Julia Lee McGill
Advisor: Ty Jaeger
Constitution:PDF 
Description: The Aonian is Hendrix's student run and student published annual literary magazine, publishing and awarding both visual arts and creative writing.

Arab Language and Culture Club
Contact: Youmna Moufarrej and Shereen Moufarrej
Advisor: Sarah Lee
Description: The Arab Language and Culture Club aims to raise cultural awareness amongst members of the Hendrix community.  They aspire to teach the Arabic language to members of the organization while cultivating an understanding of the Arab culture as it pertains to the history and current events of the Middle East.  

Beekeeping Society
Contact: Alison Harrington
Adviser: Chris Campolo
Constitutions: PDF

Bethlehem House
Contact: Matthew Larson
Advisor: 
Description:  BHCG is a group of students who have teamed up with Bethlehem House, the local homeless shelter, to participate in their Adopt-A-Meal program. About two Saturdays a month for the last four years they have bought, cooked, and served the food to the residents there, as well as take time to eat with them and bridge the gap between our socio-economic statuses. 

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB)
Contact: James Williams and Kaleb Wolfe
Advisor: Richard Murray
Description: The BCMB Club promotes the application of biochemistry and molecular biology by arranging lectures given by various current researchers in the field.  

Campus Kitty Committee
Contact: Jesse Gavin
Advisor: Vicki Sutton, Lynette Long and Brent Owens
Constitution:PDF
Description: Campus Kitty has been a part of Hendrix College since 1949 as a non-profit organization that raises money for local charities. Campus Kitty plans and implements a week-long series of charity fundraising events geared toward the entire campus every spring. Campus Kitty Week is one of the most popular times of the year at Hendrix, and culminates in the most anticipated night of the year--the Miss Hendrix Pageant. In its first year, Campus Kitty raised $800 for the Conway community and has since continued to grow and help Conway charities meet their goals and needs by providing for the citizens of Conway. Last year, Campus Kitty raised more than $50,000 in money and goods, providing for 10 local charities.

Climbing Coalition
Contact: Michael Tarne
Advisor: James Dow
Description: The Climbing Coalition provides an environment for improvement in training, a social atmosphere committed to climbing and its related activities, a more efficient way to organize climbing trips and outings, and a positive and helpful environment to climbers of all skill levels, especially new climbers.  

Competitive Gaming
Contact: Quinn Neal
Advisor: Stanly Rauh
Description:  HCG is a group participating in Starcraft 2, League of Legends, Table top gaming, and fantasy card gaming.  They compete as a part of the international Starleague as well as the Riot College League, participating in online and offline tournaments.  

Environmental Concerns Committee (ECC)
Contact: Elisa Rivera
Advisor: Stella Capek
Constitution:PDF  
Description: The Hendrix College Environmental Concerns Committee aims to serve as a campus advocate and teacher of environmental justice.  We hold events and campaigns on campus that encourage studetns to think globally about their impact on the world, such as the weekly Free Store, the Earth Day celebration, glass recycling, and much more!  Have a suggestion for what the E.C.C. could be doing better?  Place it in the suggestion box by the post office!

French Club
Contact: Kelly Jones
Advisor: Cathy Jellenik
Description: The French Club is dedicated to the cultivation of the whole person which includes a familiarity with foreign cultures.  The French Club aims to help students to continue their growth as global citizens by increasing knowledge and enthusiasm regarding French and Francophone language and culture.  

Garden Club
Contact: Natalie Skinner
Advisor: Stella Capek 
Constitution: MSWord
Description: The Garden Club provides the students, staff, and people associated with Hendrix a place to grow and learn about food, as well as a place to interface with nature.

German Club
Contact: Anthony Arndt
Advisor: Wayne Oudekerk
Constitution:MSWord /PDF 
Description: German Club organizes interesting and fun activities around campus (e.g. German Coffee hour, Oktoberfest, Fall of the Wall Day, a German Christman party, music/game/film events, Immersion Weekend, etc.) to promote awareness of and interest in the languages and cultures of the German-speaking world.

Hendrix Bike Revolution
Contact: Michael Ottenlips
Advisor: Britt Murphy 
Description: The Revolution is a club dedicated to promoting all things bike related.  The club also provides free bike repairs and rentals to the Hendrix community.

Hendrix Biological Society (HBS)
Contact: Maiya Block
Advisor: Andrew Schurko 
Constitution:MSWord /PDF 
Description: The society holds montly meetins with speakers on biological topics, and we are associated with the National Biological Honor Society Tri-Beta.  Membership to HBS is open to all students, and Tri-Beta membership is based on GPA in biology classes.  This year we have committed to being green and using the ECC plates and silverware.  We have a trip to the Little Rock Zoo, and a Biology/BCMB Science Fun Day in the works.  

Hendrix Catholic Campus Ministry
Contact: Bernard Smith
Advisor: Gabe Ferrer
Constitution:PDF 
Description: Open to all those who are interested or membes of the Catholic faith, Catholic Campus Ministries offers opportunities to learn and grow in the faith.  Events include small group sessions focused around Scripture and various events designed in conjunction with the UCA CCM.

Hendrix Chicken Club
Contact: Arin Anderson and Lee Rogers
Advisor:Chris Campolo
Constitution:PDF 
Description: Chicken Club members take care of the Hendrix Hens, a small flock of egg-laying chickens housed behind the Public Safety building.  The goal of Chicken Club is to make the Hendrix community more aware of agriculture and the forms it can take.  

Hendrix Culinary Club
Contact: Kathryn Armstrong
Advisor: Mike Flory
Constitution:PDF 
Description: The Culinary Club is a student-run organization that brings Hendrix foodies together to share their interest in cooking.  Twice a month during Culinary Club's meetings, members prepare Saturday dinner together in the cafeteria's kitchen.  The Culinary Club also caters various events, including The Red Brick Film Festival, Toga, and the Hays Memorial Scholars Dinner. 

Hendrix Filmmakers
Contact: Rane Peerson
Advisor: Travis Peeples
Constitution:PDF
Description: The Hendrix Filmmakers is a student-run organization focused on giving Hendrix student the means to create their own independent films as well as educating them in the proper techniques of filmmaking.  

Hendrix Film Society
Contact: Vincent Gammill
Advisor: Kristi McKim
Description: The Hendrix Film Society provides regular screenings of classic and contemporary films from around the world. We frequently host film series that explore particular themes (Spaghetti Westerns, Romance, Children in Cinema, Halloween Horror) but we also occasionally show individual films without an accompanying series. In addition, sometimes we host larger events -- a campus visit from a cinema scholar or filmmaker, group outings to Market Street cinema in Little Rock, and Oscar Parties -- but our main focus is providing an outlet on campus for students interested in harder-to-find films, world cinema, and cinephilic culture in general.

Hendrix for Habitat for Humanity
Contact: Amelia Unser
Advisor: Wayne Oudekerk
Constitution:PDF 
Description: Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, Christian organization founded upon the ideal of providing simple, affordable housing for low-income families regardless of race or relition.  Members of Hendrix for Habitat volunteer and work alongside Habitat for humanity of Faulkner County and other non-profits in their aim for building decent shelter, both on a community basis and worldwide.  The school year's worth of builds culminate in an annual spring break trip, in which a group of students travel to another area to volunteer for the week.

Hendrix Health Squad
Contact: Catherine Jarrel and Eva Harpst
Advisor: 
Description: Hendrix Health Squad aims to promote healthy decisions through education and development of Hendrix students.  They hope to address health issues related to college-aged students by increasing awareness to the student body and encouraging open dialogue about healthy choices.  

Hendrix Jewish Students Association – Hillel
Contact: Zach Saul 
Advisor: Marianne Tettlebaum
Constitution:MSWord /PDF 
Description: Hillel is a Jewish cultural organization, focused on providing a safe place for jews on campus to practice familiar traditions finding creative ways to share and educate our fellow students about Jewish Culture.  Hillel hosts bi-monthly dinners, concerts, and holiday themed events throughout the school year.  

Hendrix College Quidditch
Contact: William Embry
Advisor: Julie Brown
Constitution:PDF
Description: Hendrix College Quidditch aims to give all students the opportunity to be involved in a sport based on JK Rowling's Harry Potter series and to foster the International Quidditch Association's goals of creativity, community, and competition.  It promotes an environment that encourages physical activity, teamwork, and love of literature while allowing students to connect with students from other colleges across the country and the world.  

Hendrix Ultimate Frisbee (Women's and Men's)
Contact: Sreesh Reddy and Emily Williams
Advisor: Jennifer Dearolf
Constitution:PDF 
Description: The Hendrix Ultimate Frisbee team has much to offer to all those who join.  You will learn awesome frisbee skills, what it means to be a part of the coolest team, and how it feels to compete and improve team bonding.  Whether you have never picked up a frisbee before or already know how to throw, all are welcome to soar with the Flying Squirrels.  We practice three times a week and have occasional throw arounds for anyone who wants to come.  We desire your company greatly!

International Club
Contact: Anna Smith
Advisor: Desh Deepak
Constitution:PDF 
Description: International club's purpose is to broden the Hendrix community's knowledge of other cultures and countries while also forming personal relationships with international students. 

KHDX 93.1 FM
Contact: Lacey Laborde
Advisor: Tonya Hale
Constitution:MSWord /PDF 
Description: Hendrix' student run radio station KHDX provides an outlet for student radio DJs to broadcast as well as books music for select campus events.  

Mock Trial
Contact: Brittany Webb and Will VanScoy
Advisor: Mary Richardson
Description: Mock Trial aims to provide students who have an interest in learning court procedure with an opportunity to perform and compete against other schools in mock trial competitions.

Multicultural Development Committee (MDC)
Contact: Blair Causey
Advisor: Desh Deepak 
Constitution:MSWord /PDF 
Description: The MDC plans programming to encourage intercultural dialogue and campus cohesion, while advocating for student organizations under the Multicultural and International Student Services office- like Students for Black Culture, Asian Cultures Club, UNITY, and more.

Musician Coalition
Contact: Maiya Block
Advisor: 
Description: This club aims to provide a meeting place for musicians of all kinds on campus.  It is open to all students.  It exists to form bands for people to jam and to allow people to meet with others who have common musical interests.  

Outdoor Club
Contact: Jonas Reagan
Advisor: Jennifer McCracken
Constitution:PDF
Description: The outdoor club strives to give students the opportunity to experience the outdoors in ways they never though they could.  We provide trips, knowledge, and good company to places all over AR.  Our trips range from canoeing to hiking.  We are very open and inviting so please take some time to come experience the outdoors. 

Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics)
Contact: Matthew Larson
Advisor: David Sutherland
Description:  Pi Mu Epsilon aims to bring math to the masses on Hendrix campus.  

Prelaw Society
Contact: Josh Hall
Advisor: Jay Barth
Description: This organization aims to serve as a medium to prepare Hendrix College Students to be competitive in the law school admissions process, create an awareness of the diversity of fields within the legal profession, and to foster and develop each student's individual interest within the profession. 

The Profile (Newspaper)
Contact: James Owen
Advisor: Alice Hines
Constitution: PDF
Description: The Profile exists for members of the Hendrix Community and the greater Central Arkansas community that are interested in news relating to Hendrix College.  

Roosevelt
Contact: Dakota Pouncey
Advisor: Jay Barth
Description: Roosevelt is a student policy organization that engages new generations in a unique form of progressive activism that empowers young people as leaders and promotes their ideas for change.  

Social Committee (SoCo)
Contact: Jake Leffert
Advisor: Tonya Hale
Constitution:PDF 
Description: SoCo is responsible for hosting creative, social events on campus.  These range from themed parties to recreational events and film screenings.

Society of Physics Students
Contact: Tyler Webb
Advisor: Todd Tinsley 
Description: The Society of Physics Students is a group meant for students interested in physics.  In this group we have projects and activities as well as speakers. 

Students Advocating Gender Equality
Contact: Katherine Barlow
Advisor:Rebecca Resinksi
Constitution: MSWord
Description: SAGE seeks to advance social, political, and economic equality for all genders; encourage healthy sexual decisions and decrease harmful sexual behavior; promote a healthy body image and body awareness; and provide a greater understanding of gender equality through open, healthy, and inclusive dialogue about issues relating to gender and sexuality and the education and development of an aware student body and community. 

Students for Black Culture
Contact: Catherine S. Williams
Advisor: Alice Hines
Constitution:PDF
Description: The purpose of SBC shall be to create awareness and to stimulate an appreciation of African-Americans’ contributions to society. Two objectives of SBC is to increase the community’s awareness of and sensitivity to needs and concerns of African-Americans on the local and national levels, through speakers and events and promote unity and cooperative interaction between students and faculty/staff.

Students for Latin and Iberian Culture (SLIC)
Contact: Sarah Salazar
Advisor: Lilian Conteras-Silva
D
escription: SLIC exists to promote and raise enthusiasm for Hispanic and Latin American contributions and their culture.  

Student Senate
Contact: Neelam Vyas
Advisor: Jim Wiltgen
Constitution and Bylaws:PDF
Description: The Hendrix College Student Senate is your student body government! We're here to help you make Hendrix into the best place it can possibly be. We fund campus events such as SoCo 54, Toga, DAO Week, and more. We find new programs and services just for you like TurboVote and The Unsung Hero Award. We help you voice your opinions to the administration and make sure they are heard, whether its regarding your residence, the environment, your safety, or a cool new idea you have. If you want to learn more about what we door get involved, swing by our website for more information! And remember -you've got a friend in Senate.

Sword Club
Contact: Sam Brian
Advisor: Andrea Newsom
Constitution:PDF
Description: We seek to entertain both ourselves and others through a myriad of games and events featuring fake weapons made out of foam and duck tape. We meet Fridays in the Pecan Court at 3:30 every week, and we welcome anyone and everyone who wants to join us.

TEDrix
Contact: David Allan
Advisor: George Harper
Description: In order to expand TED's mission of getting "ideas worth spreading" to the world, TEDrix facilitates group discussions and reflections of TED Talks in monthly meetings and hosts live speakers at the TEDx events.  

The Troubadour (Yearbook)
Contact: Mitchel Griffin
Advisor: Alice Hines
Constitution:PDF
Description: The Troubadour releases an annual yearbook publication.  It exists for members of the Hendrix community and for the general public as a record-book of the college's school year - covering the academic, athletic, and social dimensions of the college.  

Unity (Gay-Straight Alliance)
Contact: Mitchel Griffin
Advisor: Tonya Hale
Constitution: MSWord /PDF
Description: Unity is Hendrix's organization for queer students and their allies.  We focus on community building, activism, and education in equal parts.  Unity has weekly meetings and several major (and majorly fun) events on campus every year.  

Volunteer Action Committee 
Contact: Peter Hanneman and Emily Smith
Advisor: Michaela Fraser 
Description: The Volunteer Action Committee (VAC) is a student-led organization that brings students, faculty, and staff together to serve the Conway community and beyond through volunteer initiatives and advocacy events.  VAC holds weekly service projects, called Service Saturdays, in the Conway and Little Rock area, as well as larger events throughout the academic year.  VAC also seeks to promote dialogue among Hendrix students, faculty, and staff through advocacy events.  VAC meetings and events are open to the entire Hendrix campus - everyone can take action and be a part of VAC!

Westphalian Society
Contact Ricardo Telchi
Advisor: Daniel Whelan
Description: This student organization, Hendrix College Westphalian Society (HWS), is purposed with promoting international relations-related programs at Hendrix. Specifically, HWS complements the Model United Nations course-module. The Model UN program at Hendrix is well-known for its perennial success in receiving multiple “Best Delegation” awards at the American Model United Nations (AMUN) conference in Chicago. Beyond that, HWS implements international relations programming, not only at Hendrix, but also across the state of Arkansas. HWS has been effective in both giving back to the Hendrix community and also pairing resources with other groups and institutions. Co-curricular engagement is one of the hallmarks of a Hendrix education. As such, through the pairing of a student organization with a course model and conference-attendance, HWS seeks to embody the fulfillment of Hendrix’s engaged learning mission. 

Young Democrats
Contact: Robert Taylor and James Owen
Advisor: Jay Barth or Matt Moran
Constitution: PDF
Description: This chapter serves to educate the students, faculty, and staff at Hendrix College about the issues that concern the Democratic Party.  It aims to stimulate young men and women to gain an active interest in government affairs at the local, state, national, and international levels.  It serves to promote the ideals of the Democratic Party and to help elect Democratic candidates.