Based on the faculty’s longtime awareness of the educational value of engaged learning, the academic program titled, “Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning” was implemented in the fall of 2005 to encourage all Hendrix students to embark on educational adventures in engaged. Graduation requirements include the completion of an approved activity in at least three of the following categories: Artistic Creativity, Global Awareness, Professional and Leadership Development, Service to the World, Undergraduate Research, and Special Projects. Students are given recognition on an engaged learning transcript for completion of approved Odyssey projects.
The criteria for the six categories are explicated in the Hendrix College Catalog. Policies on establishing Odyssey courses, applying for special Odyssey funds, and evaluating Odyssey courses and experiences can be found in the Odyssey Program Guide on the Odyssey webpage.