Multicultural Student Services

Student Organizations

Multicultural Student Organizations

Students Advocating Gender Equality (SAGE) 

SAGE seeks to advance social, political, and economic equality for all genders; encourage healthy sexual decisions and decrease harmful sexual behavior; promote a healthy body image and body awareness; and provide a greater understanding of gender equality through open, healthy, and inclusive dialogue about issues relating to gender and sexuality and the education and development of an aware student body and community. Contact: Michelle Stockwell at

Friends of India

The Hendrix College Friends of India Association aims at providing a platform for students to learn about and celebrate Indian culture. The organization’s purpose is to offer an engaging social setting for those interested in Indian culture and to provide a way to bridge Hendrix with the larger Indian community of Central Arkansas, giving students information and opportunities to attend local events celebrating Indian holidays, traditions, food, and film. Contact: Pratheepa Ruvikumar at  

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

The Hendrix Muslim Student Association aims to provide a communal setting for Muslims to practice their religious customs and an educational  platform to educate students of other religious affiliations about Islam. Contact: Nancy Ghaleb at


Hillel is a Jewish cultural organization, focused on providing a safe place for Jews on campus to practice familiar traditions finding creative ways to share and educate our fellow students about Jewish Culture. Hillel hosts bi-monthly dinners, concerts, and holiday themed events throughout the school year. Contact: Isabelle Staines at

Arab Language and Culture Club

The Arab Language and Culture Club aims to raise cultural awareness amongst members of the Hendrix community. They aspire to teach the Arabic language to members of the organization while cultivating an understanding of the Arab culture as it pertains to the history and current events of the Middle East. Contact: Faisal Alnahhas at

Cultural Connection Committee

CCC is a standing committee of the Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS).  The goals of the committee include enhancing collaboration among student organizations regarding diversity initiatives, working to develop an outreach plan to enhance the diversity on the Hendrix campus and learning experience for the entire community, and receiving nominations from the Hendrix community for the Alice Hines Award for Excellence in Multicultural Leadership and Service,  an award presented to individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty to bolster diversity on the Hendrix campus. Contact: Desh Deepak at

International Club

The aim is to increase interest and awareness of the cultures, languages and general customs of other nations.  The organization also hosts regular outdoor and field trip opportunities for exchange and international students, along with administrative meetings, film showings and literature readings.  Membership is open to any Hendrix student. Contact: Claude Shyaka at

Multicultural Development Committee (MDC)

MDC is dedicated to developing multicultural and international perspectives through educational, social, and cultural programming.  The organization promotes personal growth, community education, and positive social change by examining issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability. Contact: Jericka Battle at

Students for Black Culture (SBC)

SBC is an organization designed to create an awareness and stimulate an appreciation of black's contributions to society. The organization consists of students wanting to advance the club's purpose by inviting speakers, utilizing educational resources, and increasing the community's awareness through films, discussions, and performances. Membership is open to any Hendrix Student. Contact Alexis Taylor at

Students for Latin American and Iberian Cultures (SLIC)

SLIC will encourage and promote the Hispanic culture, history, and language. SLIC will also serve as a collective and unified voice in matters concerning the interest and needs of Hispanic students at Hendrix College . Membership is open to any Hendrix student. Contact: Dani Ramirez-Aguilar at

Asian Cultures Club (ACC)

ACC provides fellowship among students for the purpose of learning about Asian Cultures and students in the Hendrix Community. The organization strives to unite students of all cultures and ethnic identities for the purpose of fulfilling one shared goal. Membership is open to any Hendrix student. Contact: Matt Tran at


UNITY educates the campus and community on sexuality issues.  The organization also acts as an advocate for gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues on campus, and at city, state and national levels.  UNITY enhances campus diversity awareness and leadership training. Contact: Marissa Earles at

Ngoma Africa Students Association (N.A.S.A)

N.A.S.A is a student organization that seeks to educate its members as well as the rest of Hendrix community about the incredible diversity of Africa as a continent through discussions, food events, and other events that embody several aspects of the African identity. As an organization, N.A.S.A strives to build meaningful relationships with anyone interested in learning more about Africa. Contact: Olivier Kwizera at