Student Senate

Senate Committees

Senate Exec 14Departmental Liaisons

Our departmental liaisons are responsible for staying in touch with various campus departments in order to present constituent concerns and to share departmental updates with Senate.

DepartmentSenator Email 
Dining Services  Lexus 
Facilities Management Evan 
Information Technology  Jordan Muir 
Library  Laela Zaidi
Media Center  Joy
Murphy House  David
Residence Life 

Committee on Committees

The Committee on Committees shall be charged with recommending to Senate the appointment and removal of students for student positions as outlined in the Bylaws and as assigned by the Student Senate. The Committee on Committees shall also oversee said positions and committees and shall have the power to request, from time to time, reports of progress from its appointees. 

Committee on Committees Document


Position NameEmail 
Chair (non-voting)Sean Alexander, Vice 
Residence Senator Lexus Raney
Residence Senator James Owen 
Residence Senator Evan Stoll 
Class Senator Caroline Forbes 
At-Large Member
At-Large Member Assira 

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee of the Senate shall be responsible for ensuring excellent communication between the Senate and all facets of the Hendrix Community, especially the Student Association. The committee’s duties include, but are not limited to, ensuring that Senate Notes are complete and promptly posted, ensuring the Senate website is maintained and updated regularly, providing advertising for all Senate events and Senate position openings, and providing ample opportunities for feedback from constituents. The committee shall undertake other initiatives as it sees fit.


Position Name Email 
Chair (non-voting) Shannon Abbott,
Senator Joy
Senator Lexus Raney

Senator James
Senator Ryan
At-Large Member Ronnie Kinoshinta

At-Large Member Marissa Lee 
At-Large Member Ruthie Daniel 
At-Large Member Giorgy Sarishvili 


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is a Student Senate Committee whose primary responsibility is to recommend the annual allocation of the Student Activity Fund among eligible student organizations efficiently. A secondary responsibility is to recommend, uphold, and carry out the guidelines and conditions under which the Student Activity Fund is allocated on behalf of the Student Senate.

Finance Committee Document

Salary Review Explanation

Documents for Student Organizations:

StepDocument Description 
Spring Allocations 

Spring Allocations Information and Questionnaire 

This document breaks down the 2015 Spring Allocation process and includes the Budget Questionnaire that organizations are required to submit.
Discretionary Request Events/Projects Discretionary Request FormThis form is a simple request form for an event/project that wasn't funded during Spring Allocation
 Capital Expenditures Request FormThis form is for a request for discretionary funding for a capital purchase and for re-appropriation of funds (using extra funds that were allocated for one use toward a new use).  View an Example Request.
 Large Purchase Authorization FormThis form is for any single item over $3,000.  Please submit this form and wait for an email verification from the Treasurer before making the purchase. 
 Externally-Raised Funds FormThis form must be submitted before externally-raised funds are deposited into the organization's account. 
 Loan Request FormThis is for requesting a loan funded by the Student Activity Account. 
After making/cancelling a purchase Review FormAn organization making any purchases (whether funding is through the Spring Allocation  process or the Discretionary process) made for an event/trip/etc., capital expenditure, or loan must submit this form 2 weeks after the completion of an event, 2 weeks after the arrival of any capital purchases, and 2 weeks after the agreed-upon date of loan repayment. 
 Event/Expenditure Cancellation Form Submit this form if you plan to cancel an event/expenditure and briefly describe why. 


Chair (vote to break tie) Angela Lamb, 
Freshman Senator Rachel
Senior Senator Emily
Class Senator
Residence Senator
Residence Senator Andrew
Residence Senator Pete
At-Large MemberTBA
At-Large Member (Fall)
At-Large Member (Spring)

Committee on Student and Academic Affairs

The committee shall be tasked with devising solutions for student and academic concerns referred to the body by the Senate for deliberation. The committee will provide recommendations to the relevant bodies such as approved/ recommended by the Senate. The committee is authorized to draft resolutions as the chairs see fit, subject to approval by the Senate as a whole. The committee may convene subcommittees or ad-hoc working groups on issues of particular concern. The committee may be called upon to act as an arbitration body for student grievances with student groups.


Position Name Email 
Co-Chair Peter Butler 
Co-ChairTy Spradley 
Residence Senator Joy Spence 
Residence Senator Laela Zaidi
Residence Senator Jordan 
Residence Senator Andrew
Residence SenatorQuy Pham 
Class SenatorBarrett Goodwin 
Class SenatorDavid 
At Large Member  
At Large Member  

Student Organizations Media Equipment Committee

The Student Organization Media Equipment Committee, as a standing committee of the Student Association, shall be responsible for organizing and implementing the use of audio and video equipment by Student Organizations. The committee shall also be responsible for maintaining and organizing the audio and video equipment that the committee uses and oversees.


Position Name Email 
Co-Chair N
Worker TBA
Worker TBA

Media Committee

In order to broaden the base of the decision-making process concerning the operation of student publications and to enhance communication between student publications and the Hendrix College Student Senate, the Media Committee was established. The Media Committee monitors the financial activity of each media group, the acquisition, modification, and termination of all staff members and positions in each media group (salaried by Senate or internally), and the monthly progress of each media group.  The Hendrix College Student Senate will not attempt to regulate content of publications or broadcasts, but will monitor fulfillment of managerial positions.

Media Committee Operating Document

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OrganizationPosition Name Email
Media Committee Chair Grace
Profile Editor-in-Chief Mary Katherine
 Managing Editor 

 Associate Editor
Troubadour Editor-in-Chief 

 Associate Editor 

KHDX Station Manager 

 Program Director 

 Concert Director 
Aonian Editor-in-Chief 

 Associate Editor 

 At-Large Member

  At-Large Member

  At-Large Member

  At-Large Member

Environmental Concerns Committee

The purpose and mission of this organization is to respond to environmental concerns voiced by students, to work towards a more environmentally friendly and sustainable campus, and to foster environmental awareness in the Hendrix College community.  In addition, the organization should oversee and maintain the dish program, work to resolve recycling issues, and develop programs and events that further the expressed goals of ECC.

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For the Dish Request Form, Leadership and Representatives Roster, event calendar, and descriptions of other ECC activities as well as recent news and achievements please visit

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Position Name Email 
Campus Campaigns Chair, Hendrix Chief Sustainability OfficerWilliam O'
Programs ChairKevin 

Multicultural Development Committee 

The Multicultural Development Committee is dedicated to fostering understanding and encouraging tolerance of various cultures’ and people’s points-of-view and ways-of-life via cultural, educational, and social programming. The Committee hopes that through its programming efforts, members of the Hendrix community as well as members of the surrounding communities, will begin to realize and appreciate how each individual, each group, and the community as a whole are all involved in a continuous dynamic interaction that simultaneously accepts each individual’s and each group’s uniqueness but also all people’s common humanity. The Committee is also dedicated to assisting and acting as liaison for other student organizations that fall under the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, as well as assisting any student organization that examines issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability, to promote cross-cultural understanding, and campus social cohesion.

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Position Name Email 
Chair Jericka Battle



Director of Publicity 
North Side Representative 

South Side Representative 

Apartments Representative 
Off-Campus Representative 

Social Committee


Position Name Email 
Chair Tyler 
Secretary/Treasurer Veronica Kinoshita/Julia Secor /
Film and Special Events Chair Zach Baier
Music and Dance Chair Austin Phillips 
Publicity Chair Ruthie Daniel
Galloway Representative TBA
Raney Representative TBA
Veasey Representative TBA

Hardin Representative TBA

Martin Representative TBA

Couch Representative TBA

Houses Representative TBA

Hendrix Corner RepresentativeTBA

Village C Representative TBA

Village D Representative TBA

Front Street Representative TBA

Clifton Representative TBA

Huntington Representative TBA

Off-Campus Representative TBA
Freshman Representative TBA

Sophomore Representative TBA

Junior Representative TBA

Senior Representative TBA

Social Committee Constitution 2015

Campus Kitty

Campus Kitty is Hendrix's own philanthropic committee.  We hold fundraising events throughout the year, such as the Martin/VZ Auction and Miss Hendrix, and we distribute the money to local charities.  

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Position Name Email 
Chair Mark Hickey

Vice-Chair Morgan 
Director of Fundraising and Development

Awareness Director
Publicity Director
Miss Hendrix Director

Miss Hendrix Music & Dance Directors


Volunteer Action Committee 

The Volunteer Action Committee is a student service organization at Hendrix that works to meet unmet needs in the Conway community and beyond through service projects and advocacy events. VAC provides Hendrix students the opportunity to work with local organizations through Service Saturdays (weekly service projects) and other service initiatives such as the Hendrix Buddy Program. VAC also raises awareness of pertinent social issues through the React to Film documentary program, guest speakers, and other events. All are welcome at VAC events; we would love to see you at a Service Saturday! Our office is in the Miller Center in the SLTC.

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VAC ChairRachel
Advocacy ChairJessica
Vice Chair and Buddy/Bethlehem HouseIsabella Crang
TreasurerWilliam O'Brochta 
SecretaryDimple Shah 
Veasey RepresentativeRegan
Raney RepresentativeLexus
Apartments RepresentativeBrianna
Martin Representative Pratheepa
SLTC Representative Megan
Couch Representative Aisling
Public Spaces Representative Ian
Hardin Representative Justin
Galloway Representative Brandy
Social Media RepresentativeIsabelle Staines 
New Student RepresentativeWill Gibson 

Committee on Gender and Sexuality

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Position  NameEmail 
 Chair Marissa Lee
 Vice Chair Olivia Ensley
 Publicity Director Janie Sanford and Ashley Clayborn,
 Secretary  Josh Knight
 Treasurer Leaetta Odglen

Elections Commission 


Position Name Email 
Chair Abby Shae 
Assistant Chair (Junior) 
Assistant Chair (Sophomore) 

Welcome Week Committee


Position Name Email 
Chair Heather Hirsch

Shirttails Serenade Committee

Shirttails is an event for all new Hendrix students.  The purpose of the event is to promote unity, fellowship, and school spirit among new students and current residents of halls.  All participants are expected to act in accordance with the Code of Conduct as set forth in the Student Handbook. The Student Senate encourages positive leadership to take place in the residence halls.  Senators, Hall Council members, hall residents, and all other students should take the initiative in setting a positive mood for the Event.  The focus is for the new students to have fun and build a cohesive Hendrix Community. 

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Position Name Email 
Co-Chair  Ty Spradley 
Co-Chair Ruthie Daniel 

Senior Committee


Position Name Email 
Co-Chair Dominic Smith 
Co-Chair Shelby Morrow