View the menu below to learn more about resources available to students including health services, campus transportation, wellness resources, food services and more.
Contact Information: Claudia Turner, University Nurse
Nurse’s Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Academic and Career Counseling Services are available through The Collegium.
Mrs. Kimberly Thomas, LPC
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.
Mrs. Jessica Morgan, LPC-Intern
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.
Breawna Ballard, LPC-Intern
Office Phone: 325-649-8193
Office Email: email@example.com
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.
Veda Hodge Hall: Kelly Eason – 325-649-7343, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennings Hall: Christian Jaynes – 325-649-7418, email@example.com
Taylor Hall: Zac Sterling – 325-649-7688, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Student Accident Insurance Program
- 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 & HOURS OF OPERATION
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 only||Student +1 dependent||Student +2||Student +3||Student +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:
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
WHAT ITEMS ARE NEEDED?
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.
WOULD YOUR ORGANIZATION LIKE TO ADOPT A FOOD/ESSENTIALS ITEM?
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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Mabee University Center, 2nd floor.
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Common Grounds Coffeehouse
- Domino’s Pizza
- Golden Chick
- Taco Casa
- Underwood’s Bar-B-Q
CAMPUS SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
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 Hodge||Small Gates by TAC||Newman/Academy||Library/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.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Click here to view the Wellness Center policies (PDF).
AVAILABLE WORKOUT 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
HOURS OF OPERATION
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 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.
Click here to view the Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood Primary care and specialist list.