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Hendrix College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, Arkansas 72032
(501) 450-1362
Email address
School Information
"Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value" (Source: The college has an enrollment of 1,100 and 96 full-time faculty. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1, and the school offers 32 undergraduate majors, 34 minors, and an M.A. in accounting.
General Information
Hendrix has created an Office for Diversity and Inclusion as well as an Office of Multicultural Student Services, providing resources and support to diverse students. Diversity training is also provided. The school plans to actively recruit and retain diverse individuals as part of the campus community. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The school states that it will "recruit and retain diverse students, faculty, and staff."
  • The Office of Minority Student Affairs and Recruitment at Hendrix is "committed to recruiting and encouraging the admission of underrepresented candidates and facilitating their successful matriculation, retention, and graduation."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The college has an Office of Multicultural Student Services. The office offers student programming activities, diversity training and leadership to support."
  • Programming at the Office of Minority Student Affairs and Recruitment includes "diversity training, leadership training, and support."
  • The Office of Student Affairs states that it would "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."
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The college's News Center published a message from President Arnold titled "Thank you. Black Lives Matter." The President of Hendrix stated, "It was encouraging to see so many community members representing Hendrix and showing their support for Black Lives Matter...I am grateful to everyone for your commitment to Hendrix and the values and mission of this institution that call us to reject racism."
Program and Research Funding
  • On November 6, 2023, Hendrix's News Center announced that Chemistry Professor Dr. Courtney Hatch was "recently selected to join the 2023-2025 cohort of Fellows for the American Geophysical Union Leadership Academy and Network for Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences" which is a "two-year professional development program for current and aspiring DEI leaders in the Earth and space sciences." According to the article, "Hatch envisions that the LANDInG Academy will support her work with Hendrix S-STEM scholars, development of inclusive teaching and mentorship practices in her classes, and her role in faculty leadership and academic policy over the coming years."
  • The college states that it will "promote capacities for understanding diverse cultures," "cultivate capacities for generous listening, especially to those who might otherwise not be heard," and "afford opportunities for mutual transformation through multicultural cooperation."
  • The college has an Office for Diversity and Inclusion. The office also has its own dedicated Facebook page.
  • The college has a Committee on Diversity and Dialogue as well as a Trustees' Committee on Student Life, Diversity, and Inclusion and Athletics.
  • Hendrix offers a minor in Social Justice, which will "examine issues of diversity, equity, and representation."
  • The college's Office for Diversity and Inclusion published its 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.
  • The college's Office for Diversity and Inclusion has launched several initiatives including: "Bridging Alums of Color at Hendrix ," "Diversity Ambassadors", and "Sistas In Solidarity." Diversity Ambassadors are "students trained to articulate the importance of diversity; develop an understanding of the diversity that exists at Hendrix; promote and engage in campus diversity initiatives; and involve others in diversity and inclusion efforts at Hendrix through relationship-building."
  • The Office of Student Affairs states that it would "provide targeted support and resources to underrepresented and marginalized communities, acknowledge the unique challenges they may face, and work collaboratively to address systemic inequities."
Symbolic Actions
  • On September 11, 2021, Hendrix held an event titled, "Dismantling Racism: Embracing a New Tomorrow."
  • On June 5, 2020, the college released a statement in response to the death of George Floyd.
Last updated November 16th, 2023
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