What We Do
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion 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 Board of Trustees. The Office aims to:
- 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
Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
- Aspire is a by-invitation, cohort-based program to connect Pell-eligible students to Hendrix and promote their achievement and vocational advancement.
Aspire Scholarship covers up to the full cost of attendance (tuition, fees, on-campus housing and meals, and other expenses) for Federal Pell Grant-eligible students from partner institutions and organizations.
- LULAC is a matching scholarship program for Arkansas Latino/a students who receive LULAC Chapter Scholarships.
FOCUS (Faculty Of Color Uniting for Success) is a diversity affinity group created in collaboration with the Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning. Its purpose is to support, mentor, and provide professional development opportunities for minority faculty who self-identify as people of color.
Hendrix Minority Alumni Network is a diversity affinity group created in collaboration with the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement. Membership is open to all Hendrix alumni (graduates and non-graduates) who self-identify as people of color.
Initiatives Under Development
- 1stGen@Hendrix will be an innovative approach to supporting students who come from a family in which neither parent has a 4-year degree.
Community Hour is the hour from noon to 1 pm on Tuesdays dedicated to developing the Hendrix community’s understanding of diversity and inclusive practices. The program includes “First Tuesday Talks,” co-sponsored by Project Pericles and Hendrix Interfaith, that will allow community members to answer
the question, “What is my identity, and
how does it enrich my community?”
Hiring Practices are being incorporated into strategic plans on our campus.
- The Climate
Response Team works to address incidents of bias that have the potential to affect our campus climate.
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:
Office of Multicultural Student Services, which sponsors events such as Cultural Candyland, Diversity Acceptance and Openness Week, and the Multicultural Expo.
Office of International Programs provides opportunities such as International Ambassadors, International Week, and Study Abroad.
minors such as Africana Studies, Asian Studies, and Gender Studies.
Activities Organizations such as Students for Black Culture, the Organization for Latino Expression, Hillel, Friends of India, Muslim Student Association, and the East 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.
For more information regarding diversity at Hendrix, call the Office at 501-505-2951 or email
whole person … every person.