Human Resources

Title IX Information

Non-Discrimination Policy

Hendrix College strives to maintain an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where members of the Hendrix Community treat each other with respect, dignity and courtesy. The College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or national origin. If you wish to report an incident related to the aforementioned protected categories, please contact the Vice President for Human Resources, Vicki Lynn, at Lynn@hendrix.edu or (501) 450-1494.

Hendrix College Title IX Office

TO REPORT A TITLE IX RELATED INCIDENT PLEASE CLICK HERE.

The complete Hendrix College Title IX Policy can be found by clicking here.

View Title IX Supportive Measures and Resources by clicking here.
View the Hendrix Title IX Process flow chart by clicking here. 
View the Hendrix VAWA brochure by clicking here.


Hendrix College is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, that are free from discrimination and harassment based on a protected characteristic, and retaliation for engaging in a protected activity.

Hendrix College values and upholds the equal dignity of all members of its community and strives to balance the rights of the parties in the grievance process during what is often a difficult time for all involved.

To ensure compliance with federal, state, and local civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the education program or activity, Hendrix College has developed policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of discrimination or harassment on the basis of a protected characteristic, and for allegations of retaliation.

Applicable Scope

The core purpose of this policy is the prohibition of all forms of discrimination. Sometimes, discrimination involves exclusion from activities, such as admission, athletics, or employment. Other times, discrimination takes the form of harassment or, in the case of sex-based discrimination, can encompass sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploitation, dating violence or domestic violence. When an alleged violation of this anti-discrimination policy is reported, the allegations are subject to resolution using “Process A” or “Process B,” as determined by the Title IX Coordinator and as detailed below. 

When the Respondent is a member of the Hendrix College community, a grievance process may be available regardless of the status of the Complainant, who may or may not be a member of the Hendrix College community. This community includes, but is not limited to, students, student organizations, faculty, administrators, staff, and third parties such as guests, visitors, volunteers, invitees, and campers. The procedures below may be applied to incidents, to patterns, and/or to the campus climate, all of which may be addressed and investigated in accordance with this policy.

Hendrix College recognizes that reports and/or Formal Complaints under this Policy may include multiple forms of discrimination and harassment as well as violations of other Hendrix College policies; may involve various combinations of students, employees, and other members of the Hendrix College community; and may require the simultaneous attention of multiple Hendrix College departments. Accordingly, all Hendrix College departments will share information, combine efforts, and otherwise collaborate, to the maximum extent permitted by law and consistent with other applicable Hendrix College policies, to provide uniform, consistent, efficient, and effective responses to alleged discrimination and harassment or retaliation.

Community Expectations

All members of the Hendrix community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. This policy is intended to define community expectations and to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated. Upon notice of gender or sex-based discrimination as described by this policy, appropriate measures will be taken to stop the conduct, remedy the effects on individuals and the Hendrix community, and prevent recurrence. 

Title IX Coordinator

The Hendrix College Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Fulbright, can be reached at Fulbright@hendrix.edu or 501-505-2901 and offices on campus at the Student Life and Technology Center #150. The Title IX Coordinator has the primary responsibility for coordinating efforts related to the intake, initial assessment, investigation, resolution, and implementation of supportive measures to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation prohibited under this Policy at Hendrix College.

The Title IX Coordinator serves as the investigator for Title IX allegations involving student respondent(s), anonymous reports, and all others not involving an employee respondent. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator serves as the investigator for allegations involving employee respondent(s). The investigator is responsible for gathering facts about an alleged violation of this Policy, assessing relevance and credibility, synthesizing the evidence, and compiling this information into an investigation report and file of directly related evidence.

Independence and Conflict-of-Interest

The Title IX Coordinator manages the Title IX Team and acts with independence and authority free from bias and conflicts of interest. The members of the Title IX Team are vetted and trained to ensure they are not biased for or against any party in a specific case, or for or against Complainants and/or Respondents, generally.

To raise any concern involving bias, conflict of interest, misconduct, or discrimination by the Title IX Coordinator contact the Vice President for Human Resources, Vicki Lynn, at Lynn@hendrix.edu or (501) 450-1494.

Any concerns of bias, potential conflict of interest, misconduct, or discrimination by any other Title IX Team member or Official With Authority (OWA) should be raised with the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Fulbright, at Fulbright@hendrix.edu or 501-505-2901.

Administrative Contact Information

Any member of the community who believes they have experienced gender or sex-based discrimination or misconduct that violates Hendrix College Title IX Policy should report that conduct in person, via email or by telephone to:

Name: Jennifer Fulbright
Role: Director of Title IX and Title IX Coordinator
Office: Title IX Office, Student Life & Technology Center, #150
Phone: 501-505-2901
Email: fulbright@hendrix.edu

In addition to the Title IX Coordinator, the following individuals have been designated by Hendrix College as Officials with authority (OWA) to institute corrective measures on behalf of Hendrix College and may receive reports alleging possible policy violations. Once an OWA receives a report or notice of an alleged violation of the Hendrix College Title IX policy, that OWA shall immediately forward the information to the Title IX Coordinator for review. The OWA shall not initiate the investigation process or contact any other involved party.

Reports made to the Title IX Coordinator or any of the OWAs listed below constitute actual knowledge on behalf of Hendrix College of an allegation of a violation of the Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy.

Name: Bridgette Gray
Role: Assistant Manager, Human Resources & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Office: Human Resources, 1545 Washington Avenue
Phone: 501-450-1415
Email: gray@hendrix.edu

Name: Vicki Lynn
Role: Vice President of Human Resources
Office: Human Resources, 1545 Washington Avenue
Phone: 501-450-3882
Email:  lynn@hendrix.edu

Name: Dr. David Sutherland
Role: Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Office: Fausett Hall, 2nd floor
Phone: 501-450-1273
Email: sutherlandd@hendrix.edu

Name: Michael LeBlanc
Role: Interim Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Office: Student Life & Technology Center, Room 211
Phone: 501-450-1296
Email:  leblanc@hendrix.edu

Name: Kesha Baoua
Role: Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer
Office: Student Life & Technology Center, Room 245
Phone: 501-450-3824
Email:  baoua@hendrix.edu   

Name: Amy Weaver
Role: Director of Athletics
Office: Wellness and Athletics Center, #213
Phone: 501-450-3899
Email:  weaver@hendrix.edu

Name: Brian Williams
Role: Director of Public Safety
Office: Office of Public Safety, 1553 Washington Avenue
Phone: 501-450-3833
Email: williamsb@hendrix.edu


Inquiries may be made externally to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C.  20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR@ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr

Office for Civil Rights,
Kansas City Office
U.S. Department of Education
One Petticoat Lane
1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64106
Telephone: (816) 268-0550
Facsimile: (816) 268-0559
Email: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov

For complaints involving employee-on-employee conduct: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Training of Title IX Staff, Advisors, Hearing Officers, and Decision Makers

Further information about the training materials from ATIXA may be located using this link: https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/