Student Organizations

HPU Student Organizations

The university is concerned with the total development of each student. Believing that student activities are vital functions which involve men and women in the life of the university by utilizing their participation in out-of-classroom experiences, Howard Payne University operates a system of student organizations and activities under the auspices of the Office of Student Life.

We have many organizations to choose from.  However, if you do not see something that interests you, start your own!  Email to learn more about the process.  All you need is 10 friends who want to join as well and we will help you with the rest!

We have three types of student organizations: Open, Departmentally affiliated, and Greek Life.  Open groups can be joined at any time and are more casual.  Departmentally Affiliated are typically within a major or an honors society.  Greek Life has a formal membership and recruitment process to join.

Student Government Association

SGA is here to serve the needs of students by acting as the liaison between students and the University.

Open Organizations

Anime, Gaming, Traditional (AGT Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Archery Club New Age Disciples (N.A.D.)
El Club de Espanol non-Traditional Learning Community




Greek Life

Greek Organizations are membership based groups that have a formal recruitment and new member process.  Entering freshman must wait one semester to go through the process.  Transfer students can go through upon starting at HPU. The Spring New Member Education period is from February 10th- March 31st. (Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma recruit on their national time-line within the Band only.)

To read more about what all our Greek Chapters have accomplished please review the Greek Life Annual Report for 2014

Recruitment Events 2015:

Tuesday, Jan. 20th from 6:00-8:00pm: Spring Street Party; Muze Plaza

Tuesday, February 3rd from 8:00-10:00pm: Meet the Greek; Fambroughs

Thursday, February 5th: Interview Day – go to scheduled interview with any chapter you are interested in.

Friday, February 6th: Bid Day – Upon receiving a bid from a chapter you interviewed, you can accept that Bid by attending the event tonight.

Local Sororities Local Fraternities Nationally Affiliated:
Chi Alpha Omega Iota Chi Alpha Alpha Psi Omega
Delta Chi Rho Sigma Theta Phi Kappa Kappa Psi
Zeta Chi Tau Beta Sigma


Baptist Student Ministry

Beta Beta Beta– An honor society for the life sciences.

Criminal Justice Club— A club to further acquaint and teach members about the different aspects of criminal justice, and to get members involved and acquainted with  professionals in the field.

Exercise & Sports Science Club – A club designed to better ourselves in preparation for professions dealing with health, fitness, and recreation

Gamma Beta Phi — A national educational service organization dedicated to encouragement of scholastic effort, reward and academic merit and promotion of worthy character and leadership.

Jacket Ambassadors — A group of students devoted to promoting HPU and strengthening the student body by empowering current students to engage with prospective students. This campus service organization will encourage student leadership and advance institutional enrollment goals.

Kappa Delta Pi— An honor society for junior and senior students in education.

Ministerial Alliance — Engaged in deepening the spiritual being of men and women preparing for the Gospel ministry.

Pi Gamma Mu — A national honorary organization for junior and senior students in the social sciences.

Psi Chi — An international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

Phi Beta Lambda – An international business honor society.

Sigma Beta Delta — An international business honor society.

Social Work Club — An honorary organization for social work majors.

Student Activities Council

Information About Hazing

This form will permit you to confidentially submit reports regarding incidents you believe to be hazing. A submitted report may result in an investigation by Student Activities into the alleged hazing incident. Every attempt will be made to keep all information submitted in this form confidential.

WARNING: False reports impede the ability of Student Activities to meaningfully conduct investigations of legitimate hazing incidents. Knowingly submitting a false report of hazing or misuse of this University form will result in disciplinary action under the Student Disciplinary Procedure.