The Student Life and Technology Center

Where Every Hendrix Odyssey Begins

SLTC Exterior PhotoThe Student Life and Technology Center (SLTC) has become the place where students gather to share ideas, practice leadership, master technology, and foster friendships.
As the "living room" of the College, the SLTC embodies community and community values. The distributed technology highlights collaborative, state-of-the-art learning. As our first potentially LEED certified campus building, the SLTC represents Hendrix’s commitment to sustainability. The existence of many campus offices in one location demonstrates the College’s commitment to student success and seamless service. In essence, this building symbolizes the College’s motto “unto the whole person” as a place to study, grow, dine, and socialize. 

The $26 million facility is the largest capital project in the history of Hendrix. It is the final capital component in a $100 million comprehensive campaign A Commitment to National Leadership: The Hendrix Campaign. During this journey, Hendrix has raised more than $93 million and transformed the lives of students. The College has significantly increased student financial assistance; designed innovative academic, co-curricular, and student life programs; and developed critical campus facilities to support those programs. 

The Challenge

The tremendous progress of Hendrix is made possible through the generous philanthropic support of alumni and friends. Hendrix supporters have invested more than $93 million in the lives of students through The Hendrix Campaign.

With the assistance of a challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hendrix has crossed the $20 million mark in gifts and pledges to support the construction of the SLTC.

This spring, Hendrix was one of four higher education institutions in the country to receive a challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation of Troy, Michigan to help reach the $26 million goal to support this project. Kresge is one of the country’s largest philanthropic foundations. Their support of this project is an endorsement of the important role the SLTC will play in changing the lives of those who will change the world.  

To successfully meet the Kresge Challenge, Hendrix must now raise the remaining $3.7 million in gifts and pledges for the SLTC by June 2010.

As we enter the final and most important phase of this historic effort, our success depends on the support of Hendrix alumni. The Kresge Challenge provides an extraordinary opportunity to complete the fundraising for the SLTC. Every gift brings us closer to our goal of completing the SLTC. Naming opportunities still exist for gifts from $25,000 to $1 million. Every gift, regardless of the amount, will help Hendrix complete the Kresge Challenge.