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March 16, 2020: Informational Updates and Available Resources for the Hendrix Community

All campus events and meetings of more than 25 people are suspended at this time.  

No new campus events or large meetings should be scheduled at this time.  

The College will share information related to alternate plans for end-of-year events such as Honors Day Convocation and Commencement as soon as possible.

Resources for the entire Hendrix community

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of the Chaplain are both committed to working with students dealing with extenuating circumstances. If you need assistance addressing a challenge, please contact either Kesha Baoua (501-505-2951; or J.J. Whitney (501-450-1263;  

Students with limited internet access: Students with smartphones should be able to access online coursework using those devices. For those with concerns about exceeding data plan limits, most phone carriers are waiving data overage fees at this time. If you need assistance arranging internet access, please contact one of the offices listed above.

The Odyssey Office has developed temporary completion measures in effect until May 15. 

Student Employment concerns: Student workers should consult campus supervisors about remote work options. Timecards and payment will continue as scheduled for the time being. The College is awaiting further guidance from the government on implications related to student workers.

Counseling Services will remain open for the remainder of the semester. Please keep the following points in mind:

  • We strongly encourage students who are returning home to find mental health care providers in their home communities.
  • Counseling Services is exploring options for tele-therapy, but unfortunately, does not currently have the ability to conduct video counseling at this time. However, we are available for phone consults for students who have returned home during this time of transition until they find providers in their home communities. In addition, students who have never seen a campus counselor are also able to have phone consults. If you would like a phone consult with a counselor, please call Counseling Services at 501-450-1448 and schedule a time for that conversation.    
  • If you are a patient of our psychiatrist, Dr. James Davis, and have questions about your medications, please call us at 501-450-1448. You may also reach Dr. Davis at his Little Rock office, Arkansas Psychiatric Clinic, at 501-448-0060. Please tell the receptionist that you are a Hendrix student who has previously seen Dr. Davis on campus. We will work with follow-up students to ensure that you get prescription refills. If you had a “new” appointment scheduled with Dr. Davis after Spring Break, your counselor will be contacting you with guidance.    
  • If you are in a crisis situation, please familiarize yourself with the local resources in your area, such as hospital emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals. In addition to calling 911, other resources include:
    • 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    • 1-888-274-7472 (1-888-CRISIS2), Arkansas Lifeline
    • Text “TALK” to 741741 to test with a counselor
    • For sexual assault, 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), RAINN national hotline or 1-866-358-2265, local hotline
    • For domestic violence, 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE), local hotline


Resources for those who are still in Conway

Longer-term residence requests: The College is continuing to review student requests to stay in campus housing beyond March 21. Requests to remain on campus are being reviewed individually, with priority given to international and out-of-state students. Students who are able to return home safely should do so. If returning to where you live when school is not in session presents a higher risk, please notify the Dean of Students or

Dining Services: All Hendrix students are invited to dine in The Caf this week between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., regardless of meal plan status. We will continue to share adjustments to schedules and services.

WAC hours and availability:

  • The Aquatics Center and pool are closed.
  • UPDATED March 17, 12 p.m.: The Wellness and Athletics Center (WAC) is open today to members only (note: all currently enrolled students are WAC members). Beginning Wednesday, March 18, the WAC will be closed until further notice. 

College employees:

  • Coronavirus testing is covered by Hendrix employee health care plans as a preventive claim.  No cost sharing will apply for covered employees and dependents.
  • Remote work accommodations for staff are at the discretion of departments. Employees should ask their supervisors about remote work and other accommodations.