e-journals, and 150 databases. Over 1,800,000 items are included in the Abilene Library
Consortium shared catalog of the collections of HSU, Abilene Christian University, McMurry
University, Howard Payne University, and the Abilene Public Library. A reciprocal agreement
among these libraries provides students the use of every collection.
The libraries provide computers in collaborative and single user settings as well as networked
printers, wireless connectivity, scanners, projectors, audio players, video players, copiers in color
and black and white, lamination services and telefax.
Check out period on HSU items is one month with a current HSU ID.
The university provides a number of services to students. Among these are the various student
activities, library privileges, and student publications.
Student activities include intercollegiate athletic contests, productions of the Van Ellis Theater,
various on-campus activities, lectures, student organizations, and student publications. The three
publications are the Brand, a student newspaper; the Corral, an annual magazine; and the Bronco,
the university yearbook.
The university maintains an out-patient clinic staffed by a registered nurse. Free treatment at the
clinic includes dispensing non-prescription medications and assistance in making an appointment
to see a physician if necessary. Hendrick Medical Center is two blocks from campus and is quickly
available should an emergency arise. Students needing regular allergy injections may receive them
at the Student Health Office with a physician’s authorization, a signed release form, and a small
syringe fee. The Student Health Office is located in room 208 Moody Center. The University is
not responsible for medical bills and does not supply prescription drugs or personal nursing care.
The university offers career counseling, career testing, and job search assistance. These services
are available to current students, graduates, and alumni who are in career or job transition. The
Career Services Office is located on the second floor of Moody Center.
Students agree to abide by the Internet Code of Ethics (a copy is reprinted on page 139 of this
catalog). A technology fee is assessed for the service.