Approved by the Hendrix College faculty and by the Hendrix Board of Trustees in spring 2017.
Hendrix College's commitment to the
cultivation of the whole person is nurtured by its relationship with the United
Methodist Church. Founded by the church in 1876, the College took guidance from
the Methodist value of uniting academic rigor and faith practices, a central
tenet undergirding the opportunities for religious inquiry, vocational
discernment, and social outreach that distinguish the institution. Throughout
its history the College has valued those who hold diverse philosophical and
religious perspectives. In religious and vocation programs combined with
service learning, Hendrix continues to develop clergy and lay leaders for faithful
service inside the church and beyond. The church relationship is supported by
lay and clergy members on the Board of Trustees, the alumni community, and the
larger church who encourage the value of higher education in helping students
find meaningful vocations connected to who they are and how they want to serve
in the world.