Student Activities

Student Activities at HPU are designed to provide recreation, develop social skills, facilitate team work, provide venues for spiritual and intellectual growth, and create opportunities for fun.

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

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How to Join

For more information about the Student Activities Council or to join, please email or call (325)-649-8017.

Want to know what’s happening on campus?

To see events happening on campus, please click on the Public Calendar.

For HPU students and employees, please use your HPU credentials to login to the HPU Private Calendar.

Fall 2017

Below are the scheduled events for Fall 2017, but we are always adding events! Check your emails from or the digital signage in the Mabee University Center for the latest updates on events.

 Organization Fair/Street Party – August 20 – Come meet our student organizations!

Cupcakes with the President – Aug. 21 – Enjoy cupcakes at the President’s home after the first day of classes.

Daze of Payne – Aug. 28 – Sept. 2 – Daze of Payne is a fun, messy, and crazy week that allows students to get to know Howard Payne better, be a part of a long lasting tradition, and make new friends.

Impact – Sept. 1-2 – 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 conclude the day with a praise and worship experience, swimming and a cook out.

Family Weekend – Oct. 6-7 – All HPU Families are invited to enjoy a special weekend on campus.

HPU Homecoming – Oct. 20-21 – Students, alumni, community members, and guests are invited to this annual HPU celebration!

Christmas on the Plaza – Nov. 28 – Campus lighting ceremony featuring carols and the reading of the birth of Christ!

Spring 2018

Organization Fair Street Party – January 11 – Come meet our student organizations!

Trivia Night – January 12 – Free for All and/or Teams compete against other in Trivia.

Meet the Greeks – January 16 – Students are invited to get to know local Greek organizations before New Membership Education.

Domino & Yahtzee Tournament – January 19 – Students are invited to participate in these tournaments.  There will be prizes for the winners.

Cookout at the ORC – February 9 – We will have a cookout at the Outdoor Recreation Center for students to enjoy.

Spring Sing – March 23-24 – Come watch our student organization performances.

HPU Fest – April 7 – An outdoor event where student organizations set up games, make chili, and listen to music.  This event will be carnival themed.

Pancake Supper – April 30 – Pancake Supper will be the last Monday of the semester.