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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There is always something to do on campus, such as movies, dances, or parties.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Hendrix was recently recognized for its green initiatives- mostly for our LEED certified Student Life and Technology Center I bet.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The library and SLTC are big student hubs. The WAC has great fitness equipment and the pool is nice.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The Odyssey program is great for learning out of the classroom. The OTC is a great addition to the other computer labs.

5 Niche User

Campus Quality: There is a great balance of the old with the new here. All new construction fits with the campus, and looks like it belongs.


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Hendrix College has a beautiful campus filled with state-of-the-art buildings. The new Student Life and Technology Center (SLTC) building is gorgeous, spacious, LEED-certified, and well organized, with lots to do and plenty of space to hang out. There are plenty of computers and TVs to use in the SLTC, making it an even better place to spend your time. The Wellness and Athletics Center, an even newer building, offers a wide variety of athletic facilities, from a swimming pool to a rock-climbing wall, complementing the athletic offerings already present. Though other buildings—particularly the freshman dorms—are less modern, they are still at least adequate at performing their respective duties.

The campus is dominated by red-brick buildings—in fact, it seems like every building on campus is made out of red brick—but the styles vary, and the buildings are gorgeous. Despite being a small campus with lots of facilities, Hendrix still manages to fit in a good deal of open space, from the relaxing and popular Pecan Grove to the gazebo to the well-known fountain. The Brick Pit is another wide, open space on campus, used for many special events that a good amount of the student body will be attending. Students often use these open spaces scattered across campus for studying, chatting with friends, or just plain relaxing when the weather’s nice, and the open spaces make it easier to move from building to building in between classes. The campus is beautiful and functional, modern yet untamed—what more could a student ask for?

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
160 acres
Student Centers
Student Life and Technology Center (SLTC)
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Olin C. Bailey Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Dorm lobbies
  • Pecan Grove
  • Student Life and Technology Center (SLTC)
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
There's no bowling alley on campus. However, a bowling class is offered.
Coffeehouse on Campus
None; however, the Burrow does serve coffee.
Movie Theater on Campus
None; however, movie-watching events are fairly common on campus.
"Green" Initiatives
Hendrix is a fairly green school, with the Eco House dedicated to being environmentally friendly. In addition to that, there is a Sustainability Committee for Hendrix, and the new SLTC is the College's first LEED-certified building. The school offers an environmental studies major and other environmentally-themed courses. Students may rent bikes for free as an alternative to using their cars, and free recycled notebooks are distributed to students. Other green initiatives at Hendrix are too numerous to name-to make a long story short, Hendrix is quite devoted to the environment, in and out of the classroom.
School Slang
  • Brownie: Browne House-not to be confused with Brown House, which lacks the "e" on the end.
  • Couchie: A resident of Couch Hall comes with the stereotype of being a hippie or pothead.
  • The Fountain: A fountain in between the Staples Auditorium and D.W. Reynolds. Students are traditionally thrown in the fountain on their birthdays.
  • P-safe: Public Safety, the administration branch working to keep you safe. Members are often seen crossing campus on golf carts.
  • SLTC, or Slutcy: The Student Life and Technology Center is where the cafeteria and the Burrow are housed, and is also a common student hangout.
  • Tunnel, or Rape Tunnel: The tunnel below Harkrider, connecting the WAC to the rest of campus. This tunnel is newly installed, with interactive lights and sounds.
  • WAC: The Wellness and Athletics Center, where all physical education classes occur; WAC houses a rock-climbing wall, pool, and many other fitness amenities.
  • Getting Thrown in the Fountain: Traditionally, every student is thrown into the fountain on their birthday. Other days are occasionally used when necessary (summer birthdays, winter break birthdays, etc.)
  • Gladiators/Toga Party: "Toga Party" occurs near the end of every year, just before spring finals. An emerging tradition, "Gladiators" is an annual event at the start of "Toga Party," where Sword Club members act out dramatic sword-fighting sequences with all of campus invited to be part of the audience.
  • Miss Hendrix: Miss Hendrix is an annual competition where men dress up in drag and participate in a beauty pageant.
  • Shirttails: Near the beginning of every year, freshmen participate in a raunchy dance competition called "Shirttails," competing against other dorms.
Urban Legends
A ghost called the "Galloway Virgin" or just the "Galloway Ghost" resides in the upper floor of Galloway Hall.
Favorite Things To Do
Students often participate in events held by clubs and organizations, or listen to guest lecturers. Martin Hall is known for having parties that are popular with a sizable segment of the student body, while others use the TVs and computers in common areas for their own amusement.
Student Newspaper
The Profile
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Hendrix College has a wide variety of active student organizations, from the whimsical Sword Club and Anime Club to the more serious Feminist Club and Hendrix Bike Revolution. Whatever your interests, there is an organization for you at Hendrix, and most students do join one or more organizations. Even if you don't join an organization, their presence on campus is quite obvious, due to the plethora of events hosted by various organizations. Starting a new club is not particularly difficult, but getting adequate funding from Student Senate can require some finagling.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student-run film society
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 38 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 13 responses

  • 41% Shirttails
  • 17% Miss Hendrix
  • 17% Gladiators/Toga Party
  • 17% Getting Thrown in the Fountain
  • 7% The caf workers giving people cake on their bday

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 33% Party
  • 33% Walking around on campus because it's beautiful.
  • 13% Hang out in the burrow
  • 13% Rock Climb
  • 7% Read/study outside on a picnic blanket

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 13 responses

  • 38% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 46% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 15% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 31 responses

  • 55% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 42% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 3% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.


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