Student Activities

Student activities at Howard Payne are designed to provide recreation, develop social skills, help students learn to work better with others and give spiritual and intellectual guidance.

Student Activities are lead by the Student Activities Council which  is the the university’s student-operated programming organization responsible for planning, coordinating, and hosting events for the student body that are entertaining, engaging, and educational.

SCA Christmas Photo website


To see all events happening on campus click below!

Events Calendar

OR go to and login with your HPU email and email password and view the HPU Events Calendar.  OrgSync also has an app for your smart phone that you can download and see all events right from your phone!

Fall 2015

Below are the scheduled events for Spring 2015, but we are always adding events! Check your emails from or the TV screens in the Mabee university Center for the latest updates on events.

S.W.A.R.M. – August 22 – HPU students volunteer for a variety of community work projects during S.W.A.R.M. Day (Serving With A Right Motive). S.W.A.R.M is held during Jacket Journey each fall semester, allowing new and returning students to work together to serve the Brownwood community.

Street Party – August 23 – Come meet our student organizations and enjoy an outdoor concert!

Impact – Sept. 4-5 – Impact, sponsored by the Baptist Student Ministry provides an opportunity for students to get to know faculty, staff, other students and local churches, and to participate in leadership and service activities. Students assist local area churches with special projects and wrap up the day with a targeted praise and worship experience, swimming and a cook out.

Meet the Greeks – Sept. 10 – Come meet our Greek organizations on campus and determine which is the right fit for you.

Family Weekend – Sept. 11- 12 – All HPU Families, come enjoy a weekend on campus and a home football game.

Spring 2016

Spring Street Party – January 19 – Come meet our student organizations and learn about getting involved

Meet the Greeks – January 27, 7:00pm – Greek Chapters will be recruiting in Fambroughs

HPU Health Fair – March 1 – Come learn about the different dimensions of health through fun, interactive booths.

Spring Sing – March 18-19 – Come watch our student organization performances.

Paynt Rave – April 1 – First 50 get a free shirt, first 250 get a bottle of neon paint! Come dance in neon paint and black lights!

HPU Fest – April 9 – An all-day concert festival featuring musical acts, an annual chili cook-off, student organization tents, vendor booths and much more.

Contact Information

For questions about Student Activities email or call (325)-649-8305.