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.

University Nurse

Contact Information: Claudia Turner, University Nurse


Nurse’s Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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 Life 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 Life for informational brochures or visit Texas Health Options online.

HPU has a licensed professional counselor-intern, Mrs. Kimberly Thomas, 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 stop by, call, or email the office to schedule an appointment.

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

Academic and Career Counseling Services are available through The Collegium.

Mrs. Kimberly ThomasLPC

Office Hours:
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Office Phone: 325-649-8194
Office Email:

Mrs. Jessica Morgan, LPC-Intern

Office Hours:
Monday: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Office Phone: 325-649-8195
Office Email:

Breawna BallardLPC-Intern

Office Phone: 325-649-8193

Office Email:


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.

Student Life
Mabee University Center, 2nd Floor, 325-649-8017, or

Counseling Services (Health Services)
Outside Jennings Hall, 325-649-8195,

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

Residence Life
Veda Hodge Hall: Kelly Eason – 325-649-7343,
Jennings Hall: Christian Jaynes – 325-649-7418,
Taylor Hall: Zac Sterling – 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.

Howard Payne University is pleased to provide a Student Accident Insurance Program for all full-time undergraduate students for the 2020-2021 school year.

If you have an accident on-campus or off-campus, please follow these directions.

  • Seek medical care
  • Provide the following information to your medical provider for billing purposes:
    • Student Accident Insurance Program
      Howard Payne University
      BMI Benefits, LLC
      Policy Number: SRG0009157624
  • Contact the HPU Office of Student Life to complete and submit a claim form

Please contact Student Life for a copy of the program brochure.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Life.

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 JacketFood & Essentials is staffed by the Office of Student Life 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 Student Life.


Location: Jennings Hall D Pod
(1020 Center Avenue)
Tuesday, August 24: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 7: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 21: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 5: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 19: 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 2: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 16: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 30: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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. (Points will generally be located on the bottom of the item.)
  • 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:

Joshua Snow
Director of Student Activities


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 Life, Mabee University Center 2nd Floor.

Monetary donations may be made through any of the following means:

Online: Online Donation Form

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

In Person: Office of Student Life
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: canned vegetables, toilet paper, laundry detergent, rice, box meals (non-perishable), cereal, granola bars, and canned soups.


There are a number of items we like to keep in stock, and your department or organization could make a big difference. Please notify Joshua Snow, Director of Student Activities, at or call 325-649-8305 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 Office of Learning Assistance (OLA) provides equal access to educational programs and safeguards against discrimination for qualified students with disabilities. The Office of Learning Assistance is part of The Collegium which is located on the third floor of the Thompson Academic Complex (TAC).

Academic accommodations for each student are determined by OLA 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 OLA for assistance. Students desiring housing accommodations should contact the Office of Student Life at 325-649-8017, or the Mabee University Center, 2nd floor.

Office of Learning Assistance
Thompson Academic Complex 307

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



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


The Howard Payne University Wellness Center provides an on-campus facility where students and employees of Howard Payne can pursue physical fitness and wellness. The 25,000 square-feet facility contains a full length basketball court, indoor walking/running track, private exercise studio and a variety of workout equipment.

Learn more about the Wellness Center.


Click here to view the Wellness Center policies (PDF).


Cardio Equipment

(4) Precor Treadmills
(3) Precor Ellipticals
(2) Precor AMTs
(2) Precor Recumbent Bikes
(1) Concept 2 rowing machine
(2) Cybex Arc Trainer
(1) Upper Body Ergometer (Upper Body Bike)

Nautilus Selectorized Weight Machines
Nautilus Free Weight Benches
Ivanko Free Weights and Dumbbells
Elastic Tubing Exercise Station
Elastic Stability Ball Exercise Station
Stretching and Yoga Mats
Private Exercise Studio with TV/DVD


Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


Address: 1105 Fisk Street
Brownwood, Texas 76801

Wellness Center: 325-649-8062

Wellness Center Director, Scott Owen: 325-649-8064

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.