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Houston Baptist University





Educational Resources

Libraries

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 218,505 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 25,000 current serial subscriptions.
  • 105,991 microforms.
  • 10,900 Audio/Visual items.
  • 45,000 e-books.

Museums & Art

The Moody Library; Museum of The American Bible; The Museum of American Architecture and Decorative Arts; The Hinton Center, Sharp Gymnasium, Glasscock Activities Center; Cullen Nursing Center; Cullen Science Center, Mabee Teaching Theater, MD Anderson Student Center, Stanley P Brown Administrative Complex

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 100 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 14 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 40 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 22 Internet connections in Laboratories.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is not available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are not permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 75% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

study skills

Counseling

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

Career

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

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 32% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 50% of housing units are Triples.
  • 50% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 10 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 75% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 50% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Welcome Days, Winter Formal, Spring Formal, Homecoming, Husky Fest, Orange and Blue Midnight Madness, Husky Revue, Spring Fling
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, music ensembles, pep band, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 52 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi (Sepha Chi National), Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Med), Alpha Mu Gamma (Foreign Language), Kappa Delta Pi (Education), Omnicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing), Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Brothers Under Christ, Sigma Phi Lambda
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Fellowship, Vietnamese Student Association, Indian Student Association, Hispanic Student Organization
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Focus & Refuge, Scola Cantorum, REC Team, Student Programming Board, Spiritual Life Office, Association of Women Students, Interfraternity Council, Alpha Kappa Psi, Art Guild, Advanced Society for Computer Information, American Student Dental Association, Association of Student Educators, Bilingual Education Student Organization, Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, Le Cercles Francais, Music Educators National Conference, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Pi Kappa, Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Alpha Order, Association of Women in Communications, Building Relationships within International Diversity, Growing through Education and Sharing, Christian Medical Fellowship, Digital EON, Freshman Fellowship, HBU Toastmasters International, International Friends, Panhellenic Association, Student Government Association, Nursing Students Association, Phi Alpha Delta, Pre-Optometry Professional Society, Partners in Science and Math, Psi Chi, Society for Human Resources Management, Sigma Tau Delta, Society of Physics Students, Phi Mu, Rex Fleming Readers
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Collegian (every two weeks)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): William Hobby International Airport Houston (20), Bush International Airport Houston (32)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Amtrak, Houston (14)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Greyhound West Loop Houston (10)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 80% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 15% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,075
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 3 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 5% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 2 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 5% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Houston)
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Rice University)
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other






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