Student Senate

Senate Committees

NOTE: The information on this page (except for the Working Group, Committee on Committees, and Communications Committee members and the Finance Committee forms and members) is inaccurate as of the 2017-2018 academic year. Please contact your Senator if you have any questions regarding any of the Senate committees.

Departmental 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.

Department Senator
Athletics/WAC TBD
Dining Services TBD
Facilities Management TBD
Information Technology TBD
Library TBD
Media Center TBD
Murphy House TBD
Residence Life TBD

Working Groups

A Working Group is a small committee created by Senate to help solve various problems on campus. It's usually made up of several senators and a handful of members from the student body at-large.

Current Working Groups

  • Safety Working Group - The goals of this working group are to improve the relationship between Public Safety and the Student Body, to work with the Student Body to understand how Senate can improve safety conditions on campus, and to improve campus dialogue on sexual assault.
  • Mental Health Working Group - The goals of this working group are to foster a relationship between the Student Body and the Office of Student Health Services and to work with students to identify problems with Student Health Services in regards to mental health.
  • Diversity Working Group - The goal of this working group is to increase communication between Senate and various minority groups on campus, as well as to improve representation of both Senate and minority groups on campus.
  • Senate Awareness Working Group - The goals of this working group are to promote awareness of Senate to first-year and transfer students and to increase communication between Senate and first-year and transfer students. This group is currently being formed!

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.

Membership:

Position Name
Chair (non-voting) Ella Thomas
Senator Anthony Bennett
Senator Nina Faidley
Senator Reynol Rodriguez
Senator Jasmine Zandi
At-Large Member Helena Abad
At-Large Member Dimple Shah

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.

Communications Committee Document

Membership:

Position Name
Chair (non-voting) Ben Curry
Senator Graham Anderson
Senator Nikki Sanders
Senator Carlee Shepard
Senator Rachel Stacks
At-Large Member Jacob Turner

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

Documents for Student Organizations:

Step Document 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 Form This form is a simple request form for an event/project that wasn't funded during Spring Allocation
Capital Expenditures Request Form This 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).
Large Purchase Authorization Form This 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 Form This form must be submitted before externally-raised funds are deposited into the organization's account.
Loan Request Form This is for requesting a loan funded by the Student Activity Account.
After making/cancelling a purchase Review Form An 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.

Membership:

Position Name
Treasurer Julia Secor
Bookkeeper Steve Crenshaw
Senator Anthony Bennett
Senator Leah Crenshaw
Senator Drew Coker
Senator David Flora
Senator Madyson Haskins
At-Large Member Brynn Davis
At-Large Member Logan French
At-Large Member Barrett Goodwin
At-Large Member Dimple Shah
At-Large Member Tejas Soman

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.

Membership:

Position Name
Co-Chair TBD
Co-Chair TBD
Worker TBD
Worker TBD

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

Connect online:

Membership:

Organization Position Name
Media Committee Chair Grace Oxley
At-Large Member TBD
At-Large Member TBD
At-Large Member TBD
At-Large Member TBD
The Profile Editor-in-Chief Mary Katherine Barker
Managing Editor TBD
Associate Editor TBD
The Troubadour Editor-in-Chief TBD
Associate Editor TBD
KHDX Station Manager TBD
Program Director TBD
Concert Director TBD
Aonian Editor-in-Chief TBD
Associate Editor TBD

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.

To get in touch with ECC, email ECC@Hendrix.edu.

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 hendrix.edu/ECC.

Like ECC's Facebook page!

Membership:

Position Name
Chair Abby Gatmaitan
Campus Campaigns Chair, Hendrix Chief Sustainability Officer William O'Brochta
Programs Chair Kevin Krajcir

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.

Follow MDC on Twitter!

Membership:

Position Name
Chair Jericka Battle
Vice-Chair TBD
Secretary TBD
Treasurer TBD
Director of Publicity TBD
North Side Representative TBD
South Side Representative TBD
Apartments Representative TBD
Off-Campus Representative TBD

Social Committee

Social Committee Constitution

Membership:

Position Name
Chair Tyler Ratliff
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 TBD
Raney Representative TBD
Veasey Representative TBD
Hardin Representative TBD
Martin Representative TBD
Couch Representative TBD
Houses Representative TBD
Hendrix Corner Representative TBD
Village C Representative TBD
Village D Representative TBD
Front Street Representative TBD
Clifton Representative TBD
Huntington Representative TBD
Off-Campus Representative TBD
Freshman Representative TBD
Sophomore Representative TBD
Junior Representative TBD
Senior Representative TBD

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.

Like Campus Kitty on Facebook!

Membership:

Position Name
Chair Mark Hickey
Vice-Chair Morgan Carrico
Director of Fundraising and Development TBD
Awareness Director TBD
Publicity Director Thomas Alexander
Treasurer TBD
Secretary TBD
Miss Hendrix Director TBD
Miss Hendrix Music and Dance Directors TBD

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.

Like VAC on Facebook!

Membership:

Position Name
Chair Rachel Parmer
Advocacy Chair Jessica Amos
Vice Chair and Buddy/Bethlehem House Isabella Crang
Treasurer William O'Brochta
Secretary Dimple Shah
Veasey Representative Regan Hatwig
Raney Representative Lexus Raney
Apartments Representative Brianna Wagner
Martin Representative Pratheepa Ravikumar
SLTC Representative Megan Hull
Couch Representative Aisling Gibson
Public Spaces Representative Ian McVinney
Hardin Representative Justin Murdock
Galloway Representative Brandy Britton
Social Media Representative Isabelle Staines
New Student Representative Will Gibson

Committee on Gender and Sexuality

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

Elections Commission

Membership:

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

Welcome Week Committee

Membership:

Position Name
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.

Membership:

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

Senior Committee

Membership:

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