Hendrix is a residential college. Residence halls are provided as a part of the educational program of the College in the belief that a residential community provides a more effective context for the type of education to which Hendrix is devoted. Students are encouraged to participate fully in the Hendrix campus living experience through involvement in residence hall activities, staff and student sponsored programs, hall governments, and daily informal interactions with fellow residents. The number and diversity of individuals living together in the residence halls intensifies the need for students to attain a good balance between individual rights and responsibilities.
Residence hall staff members are committed to helping residents create a positive and enriching living environment. Area Coordinators and Resident Assistants are available to provide advice and counsel as students adjust to residence hall life, develop socially, and become self-governing. Each residence hall has a hall council that represents the students and coordinates hall activities.
The residence halls provide a comfortable atmosphere for students to study, interact socially, and rest. It is in the residence halls where students share with and learn from one another. The exchange of ideas and information is an important aspect of the educational process. Here students meet new people, gain new ideas, and develop long-lasting friendships.