Hendrix College believes that a meaningful education should
prepare students not only with the knowledge and skills necessary for a
particular career but also with the ability to reflect deeply on the type of
people they want to be and how they can make a difference in the world.
The goal of the Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling is to
provide students with opportunities to ask these important vocational questions:
Why am I here and what shall I do with my time and talents? Among the
things the world needs, what do my passions lead me to do? What kind of
life do my beliefs, religious or philosophical, invite me to live?
Drawing on Hendrix’s roots in both the liberal arts and United
Methodist traditions, the Miller Center provides programming for individuals
across faith and spiritual perspectives. The Miller Center offers
- domestic service-learning trips
- internships at non-profit
agencies and faith-based institutions
- a Service Scholars program
for students committed to the exploration of vocation through service to others
- a place for students to
hang out, whether to ask the deep questions or to take a study break in a
In addition, the Miller Center collaborates with the Chaplain’s
Office to offer programs specifically for those exploring a Christian vocation,
whether professional ministry or active lay leadership. These students may
participate in a ministry exploration group, apply for support to visit
seminaries, intern with pastors, and attend spirituality retreats.
Several Miller Center programs are pre-approved for credit
towards the Odyssey graduation requirement. See the Odyssey Program Website for details.