Student Resources

View the menu below to learn more about resources available to students including health services, campus transportation, wellness resources, food services and more.

HPU’s Copy Center and Mailroom is located on the first floor of the Mabee University Center. The hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 325-649-8050.

HPU has a licensed professional counselor available to assist currently enrolled students.

The counseling office is located in Health Services outside Jennings Hall (from Muse Plaza, it’s on the right).

Students may call or email the office to schedule an appointment.

Office Phone: 325-649-8193
Office Email:

In the event of an emergency, students should contact the HPU Department of Public Safety 325-649-8609 or 9-1-1.

Click here to view information from Sodexo, HPU’s dining services provider.

Click here to access the Student Dining Portal to check your balance or add money to your account. 

If or when you face the loss of a loved one, we want you to know that you are not alone. There are many people within the HPU community who are willing to listen and support you. If you’re not sure how to find support, please contact one of these offices.

Office of Student Experience
Mabee University Center, 2nd Floor, 325-649-8017,

Counseling Services (Health Services)
Outside Jennings Hall: 325-649-8193,

Baptist Student Ministry
The Hub (across from Mabee University Center), 325-649-8319

Residence Life
Veda Hodge Hall: Kristen Faulkner – 325-649-7343,
Jennings Hall: Caleb Callaway – 325-649-7418,
Taylor Hall: Jake Lehrer – 325-649-7688,

If you need immediate assistance, please call the HPU Department of Public Safety at 325-649-8609.

If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Food insecurity is a growing concern for college students nationwide, and Howard Payne wants to help ensure that current HPU students have basic needs met. The Jacket Food & Essentials is staffed by the Office of Student Experience employees, local alumni and other friends of the University. We appreciate the support given by various individuals and groups who have helped make the pantry a reality, including the Baptist Student Ministry, HPU faculty and staff, local churches, Sodexo, Student Activities, and the Office of Student Experience.

Click here to access student form.


Location: Jennings Hall D Pod
(1020 Center Avenue)
Spring 2024 Hours:
Monday, January 22: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 5: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 19: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 4: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 18: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, April 1: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, April 15: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                                          Monday, April 29: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Jacket Food & Essentials utilization is for currently enrolled HPU students. Students must bring their HPU Student ID Cards to utilize the pantry.


In addition to being a currently enrolled student, the following policies will guide pantry utilization:

  • Food items are assigned point values, and the following point value system will be used to determine how many items can be obtained per visit, with extra consideration given in point values for students with dependent family members:
Student onlyStudent +1 dependentStudent +2Student +3Student +4 or more
  • Students will be allowed to fill a bag with items up to their number of points.
  • These points are per visit only and do not roll over to subsequent visits. See chart above.
  • The volunteer attendant will verify the items selected by the student and note the types of items selected in an effort to keep the pantry stocked with necessary items.


To learn more and/or make a donation to HPU Jacket Food & Essentials please contact:

Kailee Torgerson
Director of Student Leadership and Engagement


Donations of food items or monetary contributions are gladly accepted. All donations will be directed to Jacket Food & Essentials.

Food and essentials items may be dropped off at the Office of Student Experience, Mabee University Center 2nd Floor.

Mail: Office of Student Experience
Attn: Jacket Food & Essentials
1000 Fisk Street
Brownwood, TX 76801

In Person: Office of Student Experience
Mabee University Center, 2nd Floor
1000 Fisk Street
Brownwood, TX 76801


Donated items should be convenient (easy-open cans), non-perishable, and generally should not require cooking (with a few exceptions).  Items needed include: Easy microwave meals, rice, ramen,  toilet paper, laundry detergent, cereal, granola bars, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies.


There are a number of items we like to keep in stock, and your department or organization could make a big difference. Please notify if your group would like to sponsor an item.

Howard Payne University is committed to equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Center for Student Success – Learning Assistance  provides equal access to educational programs and safeguards against discrimination for qualified students with disabilities. The Center for Student Success – Learning Assistance is located in the Library on the 2nd floor.

Academic accommodations for each student are determined on an individual basis with input from qualified professionals. Accommodations are intended to level the playing field for students with disabilities, while maintaining the academic integrity and standards set by the University.

Howard Payne University encourages any student who has a disability to contact the Center for Student Success – Learning Assistance. Students desiring housing accommodations should contact the Office of Student Experience at 325-649-8017, or the Mabee University Center, 2nd floor.

Center for Student Success – Learning Assistance
Walker Memorial Library, 2nd floor

Hendrick Clinic Early – Walk-in Clinic and/or call for an appointment. Provides primary and urgent care when needed. Click here to contact the clinic and learn more. 

Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood – A faith-based organization that has been caring for the area community since 1969. Many services are available, including a 24-hour emergency room-Level IV trauma designation. Click here to contact the center and learn more. 

Hendrick Urgent Care Center – Provides urgent care, including imaging when needed. Click here to make an appointment online. 

Click here to view the Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood Primary care and specialist list.

HPU Nurse

Martha Trevino-Brunette, University Nurse


Office hours

Monday: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Friday: By appointment only

For Emergencies

In the event of an emergency, students should contact the HPU Department of Public Safety at 325-649-8609 or 9-1-1.

Please contact the Office of Student Experience for information or assistance at 325-649-8017 or until further notice.

HPU Student Health Form

All students are required to complete and submit the HPU Student Health Form.

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirements

Please review this important information about the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirements. Effective January 1, 2012, all new entering students — and former students who are returning after a break in enrollment — are required to comply with the State-mandated bacterial meningitis vaccination law.

Health Insurance

Many college students are able to continue health insurance coverage under their parents’ health plan. Students should always verify this information before beginning college and also determine how long they will be eligible for coverage under their parents’ plan. For students needing to investigate individual health insurance options, feel free to stop by the Office of Student Experience for informational brochures or visit Texas Health Options online.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Chili’s
  • Common Grounds Coffeehouse
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Fambrough’s
  • Golden Chick
  • Taco Casa
  • Tea2Go
  • Underwood’s Bar-B-Q
  • Wingstop



Veda Hodge Hall
Thompson Academic Complex (TAC)
Newman Hall, Girling Center, Newman Honors Academy Building
Packer Administration Building
Walker Memorial Library


7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. (Friday)
Arrives every 15 minutes

Gate by Veda HodgeSmall Gates by TACNewman/AcademyLibrary/Packer


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