2016 2017 Student Handbook
This handbook is published as an invaluable source to provide all members of the Hendrix community with important information on College policies and procedures relating to College services, student rights and responsibilities, and student life. It is the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with its contents. While effort is made to present policies and procedures accurately as of the date of the publication, Hendrix reserves the right to add, delete, revise or modify policies and procedures at any time. Such changes will supersede any previously published policies or procedures on a similar topic. It is the responsibility of the readers to verify current policies or procedures.
The Hendrix College bylaws state that the faculty shall organize the discipline of the College and are responsible for the spiritual, moral, social, and intellectual welfare of the students. The implementation of the conduct process is delegated to the Dean of Students and his or her staff.
The student conduct process at Hendrix College is based on an educational model intended to balance the interest of the community with individual freedoms. Activities inconsistent with the Hendrix College Student Code of Conduct philosophy are considered violations and are open to sanctions. Sanctions are intended to challenge students’ moral and ethical decision-making and to help them bring their behavior into accord with our community values. When a student is unable to conform his/her behavior to community expectations, the student conduct process may determine that he/she should no longer share in the privilege of participating in this community. Students should be aware that the student conduct process is quite different from criminal and civil court proceedings.
Every attempt will be made to hear policy violations in a timely manner, taking into consideration a student’s right to due process. There may be times during the year when the Dean of Students or Associate Dean of Students adjudicates complaints in order to expedite the process. (Examples may include, but are not limited to: alleged policy violations that occur prior to the official opening of the College or during the last week of classes and/or during finals). All internal procedures used by the hearing bodies must be in compliance with the policies and regulations set forth in the handbook.
College Policies/Student Code of Conduct
Philosophy Hendrix College is "dedicated to the cultivation of whole persons through the transmission of knowledge, the refinement of intellect, the development of character, and the encouragement of a concern for worthy values" (Hendrix College 2013-2014 Catalog, pg. 9). Members of the Hendrix community are expected to maintain standards of conduct befitting 2
maturing and responsible citizens in an academic community and reflecting the purposes of the College. The obstruction or disruption of the work of the College will not be tolerated.
Hendrix College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or national origin. Further, the College is committed to the maintenance of an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff.
•All members of the community are expected to exhibit integrity and personal honesty in the classroom and in other campus affairs. Evidence of dishonesty such as theft or plagiarism is considered cause for disciplinary action;
•Abuse (physical, written, or spoken) or intimidation of others will not be tolerated; nor will conduct which is endangering or which leads to physical harm to other persons.
•Personal behavior of members of the community must conform to standards of propriety congenial to the College’s heritage and aims, as well as to the laws of the state and nation.
•All College-sponsored events are expected to be consistent with the standards of the College.
•The College is committed to maintain an atmosphere in which free expression is protected and promoted.
At Hendrix College, student members of the community are expected to uphold and abide by certain standards of conduct that form the basis of the Student Code of Conduct. When members of the community fail to exemplify these standards, campus conduct proceedings are used to assert and uphold the Student Code of Conduct.
A portion of this code of conduct was reviewed by Brett Sokolow from the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (www.ncherm.org) in 2008. Some of the language may be proprietary and copyrighted. It is licensed to Hendrix College for its use and publication, but all other uses and copying of NCHERM work product are prohibited without express permission from NCHERM. 3
Crime Reporting Procedures
The College encourages anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime, or who witnesses suspicious behavior, to promptly report the incident to Hendrix Public Safety by calling 501-450-7711, using one of the Blue Emergency phones, or visiting the Public Safety office. These methods should also be used to promptly report other types of emergencies to Public Safety.
Members of the community are also encouraged to promptly report crimes to the Conway Police Department when the victim of a crime elects to, or is unable to make a report. This can be done by calling 911 or 501-450-6120 for non-emergencies. Tips can be called in anonymously at 501-450-4135, or tips can be texted anonymously by sending a text to CRIMES (274637) using Keyword "CONWAY" at beginning of the message.
Students who are victims of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the College Conduct system or the Criminal Justice system, are encouraged to make a confidential report to the Dean of Students Office (SLTC 209, 501-450-1222) or to a counselor in Hendrix College Counseling Services (501-450-1448). Students who choose this confidential option maintain the right to report the incident to Hendrix Public Safety or Conway Police in the future. If and when they deem appropriate, Hendrix counselors encourage students they are counseling of procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the Clery report.