The Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Multicultural Student Services

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What We Do

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and Multicultural Student Services works to promote an equitable, diverse community at Hendrix. The Office designs and implements sustainable policies, initiatives, and programming to increase and maintain diversity and ensure inclusion among Hendrix students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and the Board of Trustees.

For more information regarding diversity at Hendrix, call our office at 501-505-2951 or email

For updates on what our office is doing and diversity-related events on campus and in the community, follow us on Facebook and on Instagram!  

You can visit our office on the second floor of the Student Life and Technology Center (SLTC 246).

The Office aims to:

Cultivates empathy, creativity, self-understanding, rigorous inquiry, informed deliberation and active learning across the liberal arts, toward the development of the whole person. Through engagement that links the classroom with the world, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice and sustainable living, the Hendrix community inspires students to lead lives of accomplishment, integrity, service and joy.

  • The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and Multicultural Student Services  provides students with the opportunities to engage in cross-cultural reflection and promotes an appreciation of diversity, service and leadership. The services that the office provides range in scope from student programming activities, diversity training and leadership to support.

    Hendrix College is committed to the principle that diversity in the student body enhances the intellectual experience and understanding of the entire community.

    Be You. Be Involved.

    1. Embrace Diversity and Acceptance in every facet of your life!
    2. Voice your concerns, submit suggestions for promoting diversity and fostering acceptance and inclusion.
    3. Be the Movement. Pledge to commit to complete one act of service towards social justice within the next year.
    4. Promote diversity awareness on campus.
    5. Join a multicultural student organization, or start one!
    6. Participate in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday events.
    7. Participate in community outreach programs!

  • Promote access by creating successful pathways for underrepresented individuals to become members of the Hendrix community
  • Enhance campus culture by promoting efforts to create a more equitable, inclusive Hendrix community

Dream SBC

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

> The Aspire Program is a competitive cohort-based scholarship program that works to connect students to Hendrix and promote their achievement and vocational advancement. 

> 1stGEN@HDX is a program open to all Hendrix students whose parents or guardians did not attain a bachelor's degree. Designed to improve the college experience for first-generation students and their families, this program aims to produce graduates who are prepared for the workforce and graduate school. For more information click here Get Adobe Reader.

> Bridging Alums of Color at Hendrix (BAC@HDX) is a diversity affinity group. Membership is open to all Hendrix alumni (graduates and non-graduates) who self-identify as people of color.

> Hendrix FOCUS (Faculty Of Color Uniting for Success) is a diversity affinity group that works to support, mentor, and provide professional development opportunities for minority faculty who self-identify as people of color.

>  The Staff of Color Network is a diversity affinity group that works to address diversity-related campus issues and support and mentor staff who self-identify as people of color. 

> Diversity Ambassadors are students trained to articulate the importance of diversity; develop an understanding of the diversity that exists at Hendrix; promote and engage in campus diversity initiatives; and involve others in diversity and inclusion efforts at Hendrix through relationship-building.

> Bruthas Respectfully Unifying at Hendrix (BRUH) is a diversity affinity network that supports young men of color.

> Sistas In Solidarity (SIS)  is a diversity affinity network that supports young women of color.

> Greek Life: Hendrix students can go through the intake process with these NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council) Greek organizations at the University of Central Arkansas: Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho. Contact our office for more information.

> The Cultural Display Case is a rotating display located across from the Information Desk in the Student Life and Technology Center that celebrates the cultures of members of our Hendrix community.

> Diversity Hiring initiatives offer strategic planning to diversify Hendrix's faculty and staff. 

> First Tuesday Talks were held the first Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 pm. The talks were co-sponsored by Project Pericles, First Tuesday Talks were dedicated to developing the Hendrix community’s understanding of diversity and inclusive practices. The program asked community members to answer the question, “What is my identity, and how does it enrich my community?".  Listen to the archived First Tuesday Talks here.

Diverse Organizations and Programming

Several student organizations, administrative offices, and academic departments/committees are sources of valuable support for diverse groups and cultural enrichment for our entire community, including:

  • The Office of International Programs provides opportunities such as International Ambassadors, International Week, and Study Abroad.
  • Interdisciplinary minors such as Social Justice, Africana Studies, Asian Studies, and Gender Studies
  • Student Activities Organizations such as Students for Black Culture, the Organization for Latino Expression, Hillel, Friends of India, Muslim Student Association, and the Asian Culture Club
  • The Committee for Diversity and Dialogue, in collaboration with a range of College offices, facilitates dialogue through a variety of programs, offers advising about relevant programs, and serves as a resource for the community at large. 

Unto the whole person … every person.