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Hampden-Sydney College





Educational Resources

Libraries

A new library building is in the process of construction to support student needs and campus growth.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 299,416 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 19,004 current serial subscriptions.
  • 65,100 microforms.
  • 3,712 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Atkinson Museum, Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 98 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some classrooms

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, health service

Remedial

study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 95% of students live in school housing.

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 48 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 25% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 81% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.

Extracurricular

  • 65% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: homecoming, mid-winters concert, winter formal, Greek week
  • Student activities: choral groups, drama/theater, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 40 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, plus 13 honor fraternities related to specific subject areas
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Baptist Student Union, Young Life
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Minority Student Union
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) The Madisonian Society, Hampden Sydney Volunteer Fire Department, The College Republicans, HSC Democrats, Society for the Preservation of Southern Heritage, The Union-Philanthropic Society, HSC Pre-Law Society, The Ambassadorial Committee, Good Men Good Citizens, Student Museum Board, Future Educators Club, Lacrosse Club, Outsiders Club, The Society of '91
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Hampden-Sydney Tiger (monthly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Richmond, VA (80), Lynchburg, VA (50)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Richmond, VA (80)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Farmville, VA (5)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 80% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 33% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 975
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 11 fraternities
  • 11 fraternity houses
  • 34% of students are fraternity members

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Longwood University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited






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