The purpose of chapel is to enlighten the Hardin-Simmons community
through worship, service, and dialogue as we encourage a love for God and
HSU students are required to accumulate 80 chapel credits in order to
graduate. This averages to about 10 chapels per semester. In addition to
attendance at chapel services, credit can be earned by attending plays,
recitals, assemblies, concerts, and various lectures. Students can also earn
credit through community service.
The chapel requirement must be met by the deadline for diploma cards
during each student’s senior year. If the student has not accrued 80 credits
by this time, he or she must make arrangements with the Registrar’s Office.
Failure to do so may result in financial penalties, having his or her card
pulled, or the inability to graduate until this requirement is met.
For more information on chapel, contact:
Office of the University Chaplain at 325-671-2190
Baptist Student Ministries
The HSU BSM exists to minister to the spiritual needs of the students
of Hardin-Simmons University. We seek to provide a context for
spiritual engagement, growth, and renewal with the hope that all HSU
students might have a fully developed relationship with Jesus Christ.
We are called to love students, to serve students, and to walk alongside
them during their time at HSU. Students involved in the BSM do not
have to be Baptist (or any other denomination). We provide
opportunities for small group Bible
studies, community service, mission trips, and on-campus
worship services in addition to a variety of other
ministries facilitated by a student leadership team.
New students at Hardin-Simmons will find opportunities
created just for them. Our Freshmen Leadership
Council is composed of new students who are
looking for campus leadership opportunities.
Our New Student Bible Studies attempt to
address the spiritual needs of students
making the transition from high school to
college and from home life to campus life.