Student Affairs

Student Life

Overall Goal:

The Hendrix College Student Affairs Team works diligently to foster a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports the holistic development of our students. Through comprehensive programs and services, we aim to empower students to thrive academically, personally, and socially. We are dedicated to cultivating an environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, personal growth, cultural understanding, and responsible citizenship. By fostering a sense of belonging, promoting wellness, and providing opportunities for engagement and leadership, we strive to enhance the overall student experience and prepare our graduates to become progressive, confident, and well-rounded individuals ready to make a positive impact in the world.

The Student Affairs Staff provides services and programming related to the following:

          *          Student Rights & Responsibilities
          *          Student Outreach Services (SOS)
          *          Student Activities
          *          Residential Life
          *          Public Safety
          *          Counseling Services

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

The Hendrix College Student Affairs Team is committed to providing an environment that celebrates and embraces diversity in all its forms. We firmly believe that a truly inclusive campus community is one where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to thrive.

We recognize that diversity encompasses a wide range of identities, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, religion, ability, and age. We affirm the inherent worth and dignity of each person and strive to create a welcoming space that recognizes and affirms the intersecting aspects of our diverse community.

In pursuit of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we pledge to:

  1. Provide a Welcoming Community: We will promote an inclusive and respectful environment where every student, regardless of their background, feels a sense of belonging and is able to contribute their unique perspectives.

  2. Cultivate Equity and Access: We will actively work to eliminate barriers and promote equitable access to resources, opportunities, and support services, ensuring that all students have an equal chance to succeed.

  3. Encourage Dialogue and Understanding: We will create spaces for open and honest conversations, promoting dialogue that fosters understanding, empathy, and appreciation for diverse experiences and viewpoints.

  4. Support Underrepresented Groups: We will provide targeted support and resources to underrepresented and marginalized communities, acknowledge the unique challenges they may face, and work collaboratively to address systemic inequities.

  5. Promote Education and Awareness: We will develop and implement educational initiatives, programs, and training to raise awareness about diversity, inclusion, and social justice issues, empowering students to become advocates for positive change.

  6. Engage in Continuous Improvement: We will regularly assess our policies, practices, and programs to ensure they align with our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and actively seek feedback from students and stakeholders to improve our efforts.

Through these endeavors, we aim to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that prepares our students to become compassionate leaders, ready to engage with diverse perspectives and contribute positively to our global society.

Together, we will celebrate our differences, honor our shared humanity, and build a vibrant and inclusive community that promotes learning, growth, and the flourishing of all individuals.