Student Activities

Student Organizations

The following list represents currently active student organizations at Hendrix College. Please be advised that some contact information may be outdated as Student Organizations transition to new officers. (Pending) indicates that an organization is still in the process of being officially recognized and eligible for funding through the student senate.

To find out more about any group, please contact Student Activities at activities@hendrix.edu or 501-450-1291.

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Active Minds
Contacts: Jillian Tofukuji and Justin Lockhart
Advisor: Julie Brown

Advocates for World Health
Contact: Rachel Chenault
Advisor: Dr.Deborah Skok
Description:  Advocates for World Health at Hendrix College is a branch of a larger parent non-profit called MedCharity, headquartered in Tampa, FL. Our job is to salvage expired medical supplies from hospitals, and redistribute them to hospitals in need overseas. Our fundraising events around campus raise money to ship these donated items.

Alpha Psi Omega
Contact: Sidney McGough
Advisor: Tony Horne

American Chemical Society
Contact: Katy Divino & Reece Mitchell
Advisor: Dr. Caro

Amnesty International
Contact: Elizabeth Evans
Advisor: Dr. Capek

Animal Rights and Rescue 
Contact: Hannah McCarthy
Advisor: Darryl Manes
Description: 

Anime Club
Contact: Candyce Sarringar
Advisor:

The Aonian (Literary Arts)
Contact: Peyton Coffman
Advisor: Tyrone Jaeger
Constitution:PDF 
Description: The Aonian is Hendrix's student run and student published annual literary magazine, publishing and awarding both visual arts and creative writing.

Arab Language and Culture Club
Contact: Shawqi Mussalem
Advisor: Dominique Kelleybrew
Description: 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.

Art Club
Contact: Greta Kresse
Advisor: Matthew Lopas
Description:  The purpose of this club is to create a community surrounding the arts. This club will provide students with an increased awareness of the arts, as well as many opportunities related to this subject. To achieve this we will orchestrate trips, have visiting speakers, provide studio time for artists, and organize art shows.

Athletes in Action
Contact: Amber Melcher and Garret Wolf
Advisor: Kim Porter

Badminton Club
Contact: Quy Pham
Advisor: Wenjia

Bailey Book Club

Contact: Elizabeth Cumbie

Advisor: BrittAnne Murphy


Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Club
Contact: Brett Daiger
Advisor: Dr. Andrea Duina
Description: The BCMB Club promotes the application of biochemistry and molecular biology by arranging lectures given by various current researchers in the field.  

Bike Revolution
Contact: Graham Harris & Tejas Soman
Advisor: Britt Murphy

Biological Society (HBS)
Contact: Ginny Mitchell
Advisor: Andrew Schurko
Constitution: PDF 
Description: Associated with the National Biological Honor Society Tri-Beta, this organization holds monthly meetings with speakers on biological topics membership to HBS is open to all students, and Tri-Beta membership is absed on GPA in biology classes.

Best Buddies
Contact: Leah Smith
Advisor: Leslie Zorwick
Description: Best Buddies seeks to create mutually enriching one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and provide the opportunity for people with IDD to be involved in our campus and community life.

Buthman Historical Society
Contact: Mary Nail
Advisor: Michael Springer

Campus Kitty Committee
Contact: Emily Waller
Advisor: Tonya Hale
Constitution: PDF
Description: Campus Kitty has been a part of Hendrix College since 1949 as a non-profit organization that raises money for local charities. Campus Kitty plans and implements a week-long series of charity fundraising events geared toward the entire campus every spring. Campus Kitty Week is one of the most popular times of the year at Hendrix, and culminates in the most anticipated night of the year--the Miss Hendrix Pageant. In its first year, Campus Kitty raised $800 for the Conway community and has since continued to grow and help Conway charities meet their goals and needs by providing for the citizens of Conway. Last year, Campus Kitty raised more than $38,000 in money and goods, providing for 10 local charities.

Catholic Campus Ministry
Contact: Nick Baltz
Advisor: Dr. Murray
Constitution: PDF
Description: Open to all of those who are interested or members of the Catholic faith. We offer opportunities to learn and grown in the faith. Events include small group sessions focused around scripture and various events designed in conjunction with University of Central Arkansas CCM as well.

Chi Alpha Ministries
Contact: Sean Criswell
Advisor: Rod Miller


Cirque Du So Lame Circus Club

Contact: Cameron Minor

Advisor: Dr. Campbell

Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation (C.A.S.E.)

Contact: Alec Zills
Advisor: Jim Wiltgen

Committee On Gender and Sexuality (COGS)
Contact: Maddie Clendening
Advisor: Jim Wiltgen

Competitive Gaming Club
Contact: Eric Huynh
Advisor: Stan Rauh
Description:  HCG is a group participating in Starcraft 2, League of Legends, Table top gaming, and fantasy card gaming.  They compete as a part of the international Starleague as well as the Riot College League, participating in online and offline tournaments.  

Computer Science Club
Contact: Austin Jared
Advisor: Dr. Gabriel Ferrer
Description: 

Culinary Club
Contact: Rachel Allmon and Abby Rains
Advisor: Dawn Hearne
Constitution:PDF 
Description: The Culinary Club is a student-run organization that brings Hendrix foodies together to share their interest in cooking. Once a month during Culinary Club's meetings, members prepare Saturday dinner together in the cafeteria's kitchen

Digital Photography Club

Contact: Rachel Elmakiss

Advisor: Dominique Kelleybrew


Disability Awareness Club

Contact: Sai Techawongtham
Advisor: Julie Brown
Description: The Disability Awareness Club (DAC) is a student organization whose goal is to raise awareness regarding the different kinds of disability, no matter physical, psychological, or emotional. We hope to build and strengthen relationships between those with and without disabilities, and to make the Hendrix campus accessible to all. Membership is open to all students, faculties, and staff.

Disc Golf Club

Contact: Charlie McCracken
Advisor: Jim Wiltgen
Description: The disc golf club provides an outlet for students of all skill levels to learn and play the sport of disc golf either in a relaxed or competitive setting. 

East Asian Cultures Club 
Contact: Terri Tran
Advisor: Dominique Kelleybrew

Environmental Concerns Committee (ECC)
Contact: Megan Cassinger
Advisor: Dr. Maureen McClung
Constitution:PDF  
Description: The Hendrix College Environmental Concerns Committee aims to serve as a campus advocate and teacher of environmental justice.  We hold events and campaigns on campus that encourage students to think globally about their impact on the world, such as the weekly Free Store, the Earth Day celebration, glass recycling, dish check out program, Housing Unite Representatives, and much more!  Have a suggestion for what the E.C.C. could be doing better? Tell us via email, on our website, on Facebook, or in person at our Thursday bi-weekly meetings!

Economics, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (ESTEEM) Club
Contact: Kaersti McClellan
Advisor: Dr. MacDonald
Description:  ESTEEM facilitates discussions about ethical issues in the STEM fields and encourage students of all backgrounds to pursue STEM careers. To this end, we bring in guest speakers to discuss their journey as scientists, have talks about grad school/science opportunities, and aid in on and off campus outreach by teaching elementary school age children about Science.

Ethics Bowl

Contact: Hanna Detar

Advisor: Dr. Falls- Corbitt

Filmmakers Club
Contact: Mary-Katherine Nail
Advisor: Travis Peeples
Constitution:PDF
Description: The Hendrix Filmmakers is a student-run organization focused on giving Hendrix student the means to create their own independent films as well as educating them in the proper techniques of film making.  

Film Society

Contact: Christian Leus
Advisor: Kristi McKim
Description: The Hendrix Film Society provides regular screenings of classic and contemporary films from around the world. We frequently host film series that explore particular themes (Spaghetti Westerns, Romance, Children in Cinema, Halloween Horror) but we also occasionally show individual films without an accompanying series. In addition, sometimes we host larger events -- a campus visit from a cinema scholar or filmmaker, group outings to Market Street cinema in Little Rock, and Oscar Parties -- but our main focus is providing an outlet on campus for students interested in harder-to-find films, world cinema, and cinephilic culture in general.

Fishing Club
Contact: Aric Sislo
Treasurer: Wade Pennington
Advisor: Buck Buchanan

French Club
Contact: Trenna Lemons
Advisor: Cathy Jellenik
Description: The French Club is dedicated to the cultivation of the whole person which includes a familiarity with foreign cultures.  The French Club aims to help students to continue their growth as global citizens by increasing knowledge and enthusiasm regarding French and Francophone language and culture.  

Friends of India
Contact: David Addepalli
Advisor: Dr. Bill Gorvine

Garden Club
Contact: 
Advisor: Zach Green
Constitution: MSWord
Description: The Garden Club provides the students, staff, and people associated with Hendrix a place to grow and learn about food, as well as a place to interface with nature.

German Club
Contact: Ryan Spainhour
Advisor: Wayne Oudekerk
Constitution: MSWord /PDF 
Description: German Club organizes interesting and fun activities around campus (e.g. German Coffee hour, Oktoberfest, Fall of the Wall Day, a German Christman party, music/game/film events, Immersion Weekend, etc.) to promote awareness of and interest in the languages and cultures of the German-speaking world.

Habitat for Humanity
Contact: Claire Nissen
Advisor: Dr. Wayne Oudekerk
Constitution: PDF 
Description: Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, Christian organization founded upon the ideal of providing simple, affordable housing for low-income families regardless of race or relation.  Members of Hendrix for Habitat volunteer and work alongside Habitat for humanity of Faulkner County and other non-profits in their aim for building decent shelter, both on a community basis and worldwide.  The school year's worth of builds culminate in an annual spring break trip, in which a group of students travel to another area to volunteer for the week.

Health Squad
Contact: Ana Poole
Advisor: 
Description: Hendrix Health Squad aims to promote healthy decisions through education and development of Hendrix students.  They hope to address health issues related to college-aged students by increasing awareness to the student body and encouraging open dialogue about healthy choices.

Hendrix Climbers Coalition
Contact: Eliot Peterson and Reece Mitchell
Advisor: William Haden Chomphosy
Description:  The purpose of this club is to create a healthy and supportive climbing community on the Hendrix campus. Through regular practice at the WAC, the Hendrix Climbers Coalition will teach the fundamentals of climbing and offer an opportunity for structured training. HCC will take frequent trips outdoors to participate in multiple areas of climbing including but not limited to: sport, traditional, bouldering, and deep water soloing. All HCC members and guests are welcome on these trips regardless of climbing experience. HCC hopes to extend beyond the Hendrix student body, and provide a training space for the people of Conway and greater Arkansas. HCC will maintain a close relationship with the Arkansas Climbers Coalition and participate in ACC’s service trips when possible. HCC will also actively maintain the quality and safety of the rock climbing wall at Hendrix.

Hendrix Interfaith 
Contact: Caitlin Camper and Roshaneh Ali
Advisor: Robert Williamson
Description: Hendrix Interfaith will create opportunities for students of diverse religious, spiritual, and philosophical commitments to build relationships of appreciative understanding of one another’s traditions, to identify common ground shared by all, and to engage together in action for the betterment of the world.

Hillel - Jewish Student Associaiton
Contact: Hanna Liebermann
Advisor: Dr. Glick
Constitution: MSWord / PDF 
Description: Hillel is a Jewish cultural organization, focused on providing a safe place for Jewish students on campus to practice familiar traditions and to find creative ways to share and educate our fellow students about Jewish Culture.  Hillel hosts monthly Shabbat dinners, a comedy show, and more to celebrate different holidays. 

Hockey Club
Contact: Ryan Murray
Advisor: Rick Murray

Innovators Society

Contact: Nick Maynard
Advisor: John Steward

International Club

Contact: Carlee Shephard & Kelly Gray
Advisor: Gwen Stockwell
Constitution: PDF 
Description: International club's purpose is to broaden the Hendrix community's knowledge of other cultures and countries while also forming personal relationships with international students. 

Japanese Language and Culture Club
Contact: Rebecca Levin 
Advisor: Dr. Gwen Stockwell


KHDX 93.1 FM
Contact: Jacob Turner
Advisor: Dr. Maureen McClung
Constitution: MSWord / PDF 
Description: Hendrix' student run radio station KHDX provides an outlet for Hendrix radio DJs to broadcast as well as books music for select campus events.  

Martin Hall
Contact: Jumin Lee
Description:  We the residents of Martin Hall, desire to obtain an atmosphere conducive to learning, integrity, and human concern. It is the mission of Martin Hall to prepare all residents for the choices and challenges they will face in the future by providing a positive, healthy, social, and educational environment.

MD2B/Alpha Epsilon Delta
Contact: Claire Nissen
Advisor: Dr. Mark Sutherland
Description:  Previously the Pre-Health club, now MD2B. Focusing on the needs of pre-medical students with monthly meetings covering topics such as the medical school application process and interviews, the MCAT, and what life after Hendrix will look like with interviews from Hendrix alumni. We are connected with Alpha Epsilon Delta, the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society, which is dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health field.

Mock Trial
Contact: Ginny Greer
Advisor: Dean Jim Wiltgen
Description: Mock Trial aims to provide students who have an interest in learning court procedure with an opportunity to perform and compete against other schools in mock trial competitions.

Multicultural Development Committee (MDC)
Contact: Grishma Patel
Advisor: Dominique Kelleybrew
Constitution: MSWordPDF 
Description: The MDC plans programming to encourage intercultural dialogue and campus cohesion, while advocating for student organizations under the Multicultural and International Student Services office- like Students for Black Culture, Asian Cultures Club, UNITY, and more.

Multiracial Students Coalition (MRSC)
Contact: Ploy Freebairn
Advisor: Dr. Michael Miyawaki

Muslim Student Association
Contact: Mohammad Ali & Alisha Khan
Advisor: Dominique Kelleybrew

Neuroscience Club
Contact: Moira Moore
Advisor: Dr. Rick Murray
Description: Informs students about the neuroscience major, hosts local and out of state speakers from all disciplines, and teaches local children about the brain through outreach programs. We also host on campus events to get all students interested in neuroscience involved and to teach each other about the field.

Ngoma African Students Association
Contact: Breann Forbes
Advisor: Dominique Kelleybrew & Allison Shutt

Organization for Latino Expressions (OLE')

Contact: Nancy Velasquez
Advisor: Dr. Cori French
Description: OLE' exists to promote and raise enthusiasm for Hispanic and Latin American contributions and their culture.  

Operation Smile

Contact: 
Advisor: Leigh Lassiter-Counts

Outdoor Club 
Contact: Reece Mitchell
Advisor: James Dow
Constitution:PDF
Description: The outdoor club strives to give students the opportunity to experience the outdoors in ways they never though they could.  We provide trips, knowledge, and good company to places all over AR.  Our trips range from canoeing to hiking.  We are very open and inviting so please take some time to come experience the outdoors. 

Phi Beta Lambda
Contact: Nicole Henry
Advisor: HIlary Looney & Gina Bergfeld

Philosophical Society
Contact: Gabrielle Fulton
Advisor: Dr. James Dow

Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics)
Contact: Candyce Sarringar
Advisor: David Sutherland
Description:  Pi Mu Epsilon aims to bring math to the masses on Hendrix campus.

Ping Pong Club

Contact: Connor Onitsuka

Advisor: Chris Simon


Pre-Law Society
Contact: Cordell Campbell
Advisor: Jay Barth
Description: This organization aims to serve as a medium to prepare Hendrix College Students to be competitive in the law school admissions process, create an awareness of the diversity of fields within the legal profession, and to foster and develop each student's individual interest within the profession. 

The Profile (Newspaper)
Contact: Cassey Garrison
Advisor: Jamie Groat
Constitution: PDF
Description: The Profile exists for members of the Hendrix Community and the greater Central Arkansas community that are interested in news relating to Hendrix College.  

Psychology Club
Contact: Hannah Henderson & Emily Jordan
Advisor: Dr. Sara Taylor

QUEST 
Contact: 
Advisor: Christy Coker

Roosevelt Institute
Contact: Chinag Lala
Advisor: Peter Gess
Description: Roosevelt is a student policy organization that engages new generations in a unique form of progressive activism that empowers young people as leaders and promotes their ideas for change.  

Rowing Club
Contact: Caylee Sheppard
Advisor: Marty Wahl

She's The First
Contact: 
Advisor: Marjorie Swann

Soccer Club

Contact: 
Advisor: Matt Kern
Description: The purpose of Hendrix Soccer Club is to provide a platform for members of the Hendrix community who are passionate about soccer to enjoy the game they love through weekly pick-up soccer games and other social events related to soccer. The organization shall also aim to connect Hendrix with the community of soccer devotees outside Hendrix through organized competitive games.

Social Committee (SOCO)

Contact: Elise Fry
Advisor: Tonya Hale
Constitution: PDF 
Description: SoCo is responsible for hosting creative, social events on campus.  These range from themed parties to recreational events and film screenings.

Sociology & Anthropology Club
Contact: Jillian Tofukuji
Advisor: Dr. Michael Miyawaki

Society of Physics Students
Contact: Sarah Nicholson
Advisor: Dr.Julie Gunderson
Description: The Society of Physics Students is a group meant for students interested in physics.  In this group we have projects and activities as well as speakers. 

Students Advocating Gender Equality (SAGE)
Contact: Lex Ellenthall
Advisor: 
Constitution: MSWord
Description: 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.

Student Congress
Contacts: Hannah Burdette
Advisor: Dr. Kiril Kolev

Students Demand Action

Contact: Kailey Milles

Advisor: Sarah DOnaghey


Students for Black Culture (SBC)
Contact: Ebony Ivory
Advisor: Dr. Dionne Jackson
Constitution:PDF
Description: The purpose of SBC shall be to create awareness and to stimulate an appreciation of African-Americans’ contributions to society. Two objectives of SBC is to increase the community’s awareness of and sensitivity to needs and concerns of African-Americans on the local and national levels, through speakers and events and promote unity and cooperative interaction between students and faculty/staff.

Student Outreach Alternative Resources (SOAR)
Contact: Brock Sullivam
Advisor: Christy Coker

Student Senate
Contact: Hannah Burdette
Advisor: Jim Wiltgen
Constitution and Bylaws: PDF
Description: The Hendrix College Student Senate is your student body government! We're here to help you make Hendrix into the best place it can possibly be. We fund campus events such as SoCo 54, Toga, DAO Week, and more. We find new programs and services just for you like TurboVote and The Unsung Hero Award. We help you voice your opinions to the administration and make sure they are heard, whether its regarding your residence, the environment, your safety, or a cool new idea you have. If you want to learn more about what we door get involved, swing by our website for more information! And remember -you've got a friend in Senate.

Sword Club
Contact: Josh Wells
Advisor: Chris Simon
Constitution: PDF
Description: We seek to entertain both ourselves and others through a myriad of games and events featuring fake weapons made out of foam and duck tape. We meet Fridays in the Pecan Court at 3:30 every week, and we welcome anyone and everyone who wants to join us.

Tea Education Association (TEA)
Contact: 
Advisor: Anne Goldberg

TEDrix
Contact: 
Advisor: George Harper
Description: In order to expand TED's mission of getting "ideas worth spreading" to the world, TEDrix facilitates group discussions and reflections of TED Talks in monthly meetings and hosts live speakers at the TEDx events.  

TRANS@HDX
Contacts: Macullen Nadurak
Advisor: Tonya Hale
Description: Transgender Representation, Advocacy, Networking, and Support at Hendrix (TRANS@HDX) is an organization that seeks to build a stronger community for transgender, nonbinary trans, intersex, gender nonconforming, and questioning students at Hendrix. We are an organization by and for trans students, and we want to establish a safe space for trans umbrella students to exchange ideas and concerns, and also to provide educational resources and establish a forum through which our voices will be heard in the larger Hendrix community.

The Troubadour (Yearbook)
Contact: Rachel Elmakiss
Advisor: Maxine Payne
Constitution: PDF
Description: The Troubadour releases an annual yearbook publication.  It exists for members of the Hendrix community and for the general public as a record-book of the college's school year - covering the academic, athletic, and social dimensions of the college.  

Ultimate Frisbee (Women's and Men's)
Contact:  Molly Records
Advisors: Dominique Kelleybrew
Constitution: PDF 
Description: The Hendrix Ultimate Frisbee team has much to offer to all those who join.  You will learn awesome frisbee skills, what it means to be a part of the coolest team, and how it feels to compete and improve team bonding.  Whether you have never picked up a frisbee before or already know how to throw, all are welcome to soar with the Flying Squirrels.  We practice three times a week and have occasional throw-a-rounds for anyone who wants to come.  We desire your company greatly!

Unicycle Club (Pending)
Contact: Jacob Idec
Advisor: Duff Campbell

Union
Contact: Nathan Woodell
Advisor: Jim Wiltgen

Unity (LGBTQ+ Student Association)
Contact: Jamie Jennen & Macullen Nadurak
Advisor: Tonya Hale
Constitution: MSWord / PDF
Description: Unity is Hendrix's organization for queer students and their allies.  We focus on community building, activism, and education in equal parts.  Unity has weekly meetings and several major (and majorly fun) events on campus every year.  

Volunteer Action Committee 
Contact: Isabella Crang
Advisor: Sarah Donaghy
Description: The Volunteer Action Committee (VAC) is a student-led organization that brings students, faculty, and staff together to serve the Conway community and beyond through volunteer initiatives and advocacy events.  VAC holds weekly service projects, called Service Saturdays, in the Conway and Little Rock area, as well as larger events throughout the academic year.  VAC also seeks to promote dialogue among Hendrix students, faculty, and staff through advocacy events.  VAC meetings and events are open to the entire Hendrix campus - everyone can take action and be a part of VAC!

Water Polo Club
Contact: Will Matheson
Advisor: Marty Wale

Westphalian Society
Contact
Advisor: Daniel Whelan
Description: This student organization, Hendrix College Westphalian Society (HWS), is purposed with promoting international relations-related programs at Hendrix. Specifically, HWS complements the Model United Nations course-module. The Model UN program at Hendrix is well-known for its perennial success in receiving multiple “Best Delegation” awards at the American Model United Nations (AMUN) conference in Chicago. Beyond that, HWS implements international relations programming, not only at Hendrix, but also across the state of Arkansas. HWS has been effective in both giving back to the Hendrix community and also pairing resources with other groups and institutions. Co-curricular engagement is one of the hallmarks of a Hendrix education. As such, through the pairing of a student organization with a course model and conference-attendance, HWS seeks to embody the fulfillment of Hendrix’s engaged learning mission. 

Young Democrats
Contact: Trey Dyer
Advisor: Jay Barth or Matt Moran
Constitution: PDF
Description: This chapter serves to educate the students, faculty, and staff at Hendrix College about the issues that concern the Democratic Party.  It aims to stimulate young men and women to gain an active interest in government affairs at the local, state, national, and international levels.  It serves to promote the ideals of the Democratic Party and to help elect Democratic candidates.