Hendrix College is “dedicated to the cultivation
of whole persons through the transmission of knowledge, the refinement of
intellect, the development of character, and the encouragement of a concern for
worthy values” (Hendrix College 2013-2014 Catalog, pg. 14). Members of the
Hendrix community are expected to maintain standards of conduct befitting
maturing and responsible citizens in an academic community and reflecting the
purposes of the College. The obstruction
or disruption of the work of the College will not be tolerated.
Hendrix College adheres to the principle of
equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race,
gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or national origin. Further,
the College is committed to the maintenance of an atmosphere of civility and
respect for all students, faculty, and staff.
- All members of the community are expected to
exhibit integrity and personal honesty in the classroom and in other campus
affairs. Evidence of dishonesty such as theft or plagiarism is considered cause
for disciplinary action;
- Abuse (physical, written, or spoken) or
intimidation of others will not be tolerated; nor will conduct which is
endangering or which leads to physical harm to other persons.
- Personal behavior of members of the community
must conform to standards of propriety congenial to the College’s heritage and
aims, as well as to the laws of the state and nation.
- All College-sponsored events are expected to be
consistent with the standards of the College.
- The College is committed to maintain an
atmosphere in which free expression is protected and promoted.
At Hendrix College, student members of the
community are expected to uphold and abide by certain standards of conduct that
form the basis of the Student Code of Conduct.
When members of the community fail to exemplify these standards, campus
conduct proceedings are used to assert and uphold the Student Code of Conduct.
Federal Timely Warning Reporting Obligations
In the event that a situation arises, either on
or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Office of Public Safety and/or Dean
of Students Office, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus-wide
“timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through the college
email system to students, faculty, and staff, and if circumstances warrant,
through the H-Alert system. Victims of crimes- including sexual misconduct-
should be aware that college administrators must issue timely warnings for
incidents reported to them that pose a substantial threat of bodily harm or
danger to members of the campus community.
The college will make every effort to ensure that a victim’s name and
other identifying information is not disclosed, while still providing enough
information for community members to make safety decisions in light of the
of this code of conduct was reviewed by Brett Sokolow from the National Center
for Higher Education Risk Management (www.ncherm.org) in 2008. Some of the
language may be proprietary and copyrighted. It is licensed to Hendrix College
for its use and publication, but all other uses and copying of NCHERM work
product are prohibited without express permission from NCHERM.
Crime Reporting Procedures
The College encourages anyone who is the victim
or witness to any crime, or who witnesses suspicious behavior, to promptly
report the incident to Hendrix Public Safety by calling 501-450-7711, using one
of the Blue Emergency phones, or visiting the Public Safety office.
Crimes can also be reported to the Conway Police
Department by calling 911 or 501-450-6120 for non-emergencies. Tips can be
called in anonymously at 501-450-4135, or tips can be texted anonymously by
sending a text to CRIMES (274637) using Keyword "CONWAY" at beginning
of the message.
Students who are victims of a crime and do not
want to pursue action within the College Conduct system or the Criminal Justice
system, are encouraged to make a confidential report to the Dean of Students
Office (SLTC 209, 501-450-1222) or to a counselor in Hendrix College Counseling
Services (501-450-1448). Students who choose this confidential option maintain
the right to report the incident to Hendrix Public Safety or Conway Police in
The Hendrix College bylaws state that the faculty
shall organize the discipline of the College and are responsible for the
spiritual, moral, social, and intellectual welfare of the students. The
implementation of the conduct process is delegated to the Dean of Students and
his or her staff.
The student conduct process at Hendrix College is
based on an educational model intended to balance the interest of the community
with individual freedoms. Activities
inconsistent with the Hendrix College Student Code of Conduct philosophy are
considered violations and are open to sanctions. Sanctions are intended to
challenge students’ moral and ethical decision-making and to help them bring
their behavior into accord with our community values. When a student is unable to conform his/her
behavior to community expectations, the student conduct process may determine
that he/she should no longer share in the privilege of participating in this
community. Students should be aware that
the student conduct process is quite different from criminal and civil court
Every attempt will be made to hear policy
violations in a timely manner, taking into consideration a student’s right to
due process. There may be times during the year when the Dean of Students or
Associate Dean of Students adjudicates complaints in order to expedite the
process. (Examples may include, but are not limited to: alleged policy
violations that occur prior to the official opening of the College or during
the last week of classes and/or during finals).
All internal procedures used by the hearing bodies must be in compliance
with the policies and regulations set forth in the handbook.