About HSU

You’ll never find another place like Hardin-Simmons University. We are a Baptist university in Abilene, Texas, with 127 years of history and traditions that aren’t matched at any other school, and that gives HSU a personality as big as the West Texas horizon.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Hardin-Simmons University is to be a community dedicated to providing excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values.

Meet President Eric Bruntmyer

Eric Bruntmyer was elected in February 2016 by the Board of Trustees as HSU’s 16th President. Eric continues the tradition of embracing community engagement and service as a principal priority for HSU. Guided by deep convictions and infused with bold vision, Eric’s leadership embodies the spirit of West Texas and the University’s call to live out her mission in providing an Education Enlightened by Faith.

The HSU Difference

Breaking barriers. The founders, the students, the alumni of Hardin-Simmons - all of them have a history of tearing down spiritual and physical walls. This is the legacy of our university that, along with its traditions and personality, make it very different ... in a good way.

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HSU Traditions

Texas students are familiar with beloved ... and sometimes strange ... traditions at some large public universities. Hardin-Simmons, though, has several unique and endearing traditions you might not know about that rival anything you can find at bigger schools.

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HSU Stories

One word defines Hardin-Simmons. Family. Whether it's meeting lifelong friends, playing on a sports team, or growing deep in your faith, our HSU family has extraordinary stories to share.

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A Baptist University

Hardin-Simmons is proud to uplift and maintain our Baptist identity. You can learn more about our beliefs, our Baptist roots, and our affiliation with The Baptist General Convention of Texas and the greater Baptist community.

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