Hendrix have an emergency plan?
Yes. The plan describes emergency procedures during fire, hazardous material
leaks and spills, earthquakes, severe weather, and other events. Procedures are
reviewed yearly, and the plan is updated as needed.
Who is in
charge during an emergency at Hendrix?
The Hendrix president is responsible for the overall activation of emergency
operations during all emergencies and disasters. Additionally, each senior
leadership team member and other personnel have assigned duties during emergencies
Hendrix notify the campus during emergency situations?
We communicate with campus in several ways. H-Alert notifies students, faculty,
staff, and parents of emergency situations through email and text messaging. Additionally,
Hendrix would send updates through email and social media. Building
coordinators and residence life staff are also asked to notify community
members without email and phones. An
Emergency Response Team member will communicate directly with media.
students know what to do in an emergency?
Residence Life staff explain emergency procedures to campus residents during
mandatory meetings. An outline of emergency policies and procedures is posted
in every building. Download
a copy of the Emergency Procedures Poster
Hendrix have a campus police department?
Hendrix has an Office of Public Safety, which includes a director and officers
who patrol the campus 24/7. Officers are prepared to handle emergency
situations and to quickly identify when off-campus assistance is needed from
the Conway Police Department, the Conway Fire Department and/or the Faulkner
County Sheriff’s Office.
How many of
the public safety officers are on campus at a time?
At least two public safety officers are on duty at all times. Additional
officers are used as needed for campus activities.
authorities respond quickly to campus emergencies?
Hendrix is located centrally in Conway and Faulkner County, so local law
enforcement officers routinely patrol areas adjacent to campus and can respond
quickly in case of an emergency.
What about notification
of tornados and other severe weather?
The City of Conway and Faulkner County have excellent warning systems in place,
including tornado warning sirens which can be heard clearly in all parts of campus.
Each semester, we encourage all community members to take advantage of the Code
Red warning system, a free severe weather and emergency notification service
available in Faulkner County. Code Red will send voice and/or text messages in
the event of severe weather or other city and county emergencies. To access
this service, visit faulknercounty.org and click
“Code Red” on the left-hand menu bar. Code Red is the primary weather warning
service for campus.
receive counseling during traumatic events?
The Hendrix Chaplain and Office of Counseling Services staff can assist
students and community members during traumatic events.
Campus Safety page
Student Handbook – (See page 29.)