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 registered nurse available to assist currently enrolled students for consultation on minor ailments and first aid at no cost to students. Prescription medicine and injections may be given on orders of a physician, but students must pay for all medicine and physician charges. If a student does not have a local physician, the nurse will help make arrangements when requested. In the event of an emergency, students will be sent to Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

The nurse’s 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 at 325-649-8609 or 9-1-1.

Mrs. Jamie Skaggs, RN

Office Hours:
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – Noon

Office Phone: 325-649-8601

Office Email:

HPU Student Health Form

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

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, Mr. Jerry Leslie, and a licensed professional counselor-intern, Mrs. Kimberly Thomas, available to assist currently enrolled students.

The counseling offices are 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.

Mr. Jerry Leslie, M.MFT, LCDC, LMFT, LPC-S

Office Hours:
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Office Phone: 325-649-8195

Office Email:

Mrs. Kimberly ThomasLPC-Intern

Office Hours:
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Office Phone: 325-649-8194

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.

Welcome to the HPU Food & Essentials Pantry webpage! 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 Food & Essentials Pantry is staffed by volunteers from HPU’s Retired Employees Association, 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, Dr. Diana Ellis, HPU faculty and staff, local churches, Sodexo, Student Activities, and Student Life.


Location: Physical Plant Room 101 (1018 Fisk Street, next to the Outdoor Recreation Center and Newbury Place Apartments) Hours: The Food Pantry is open from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m on the first Monday of each month of the school year.


Pantry 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:
  • Students must sign in with volunteers before accessing the pantry.
  • First-time users must sign a Recipient Agreement Form provided by a pantry volunteer.
  • 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
20 40 50 60 70
  • 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.)
  • Students will receive their allotment of points based on need. 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 the HPU Food & Essentials Pantry, please contact: Director of Student Activities 325-649-8305


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


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