Student Engagement

Hardin-Simmons strives to provide student involvement opportunities within a healthy and vibrant campus experience. This is accomplished by developing community-minded leaders and creating diverse and inclusive programming while helping students establish life-long relationships.

Our Student Activities personnel work each day with student leaders to plan consistent programming on campus that draws our entire student body together as often as possible! From traditional HSU events like Gilbert’s Birthday or HSU Cowboy Christmas to spontaneous programs like our Labor Day Dessert Bar or Campus Golf Tournaments, our Student Activities teams lead the way!

What is SABERS?

The Student Activities Board is a student run organization dedicated to enhancing campus life for the HSU student body through social, recreational, educational, and cultural programs. Our goals include creating a positive social atmosphere on campus, pursuing good relationships with other groups on campus, constantly improving our programs to meet the needs of a diverse student body, and working together in a spirit of shared responsibility.

What does SABERS do?

SABERS host many energetic events like Oksober Fest, World Kindness Day, Trivia and Bingo Nights, Gilbert’s Birthday, and much more! All members coordinate programs that students want to see on campus. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work, but we have fun while doing it!

The Student Government Association at Hardin-Simmons University is a group of elected officers and attending members that work to create a space for students to share ideas and concerns about life at Hardin-Simmons. Student Government helps open communication between students, organizations, and the administration to form a more unified and proactive university experience.

Student Government Association Executive Council

The Student Government Executive Council consists of an elected and highly talented group of students organizing student groups, speaking on behalf of the student body, and leading the way for change on campus. Their roles and services are influential to the student experience and the vibrancy of campus life.

Each year we have a select group of students plan, organize, and implement our Stampede orientation that takes place on campus during The Fall Semester. These students have Stampede Leadership experience from their early years on campus and now have the opportunity to lead the rest of the Stampede staff as we make our new students’ first experiences on campus the best they can be!

We have several students volunteer to help with the behind-the-scenes pieces of our Stampede Orientation. There are so many events that go on during Stampede that we need students that are constantly focused on setting up what is coming next! These students are sold out for Stampede and love being a part of the week!

Every Stampede team has two, upper-class student leaders that we call “Wranglers.” These students spend every moment of Stampede with the first-year students in their team, and are the best connection resource for our new students! Wranglers serve as year-round mentors for our new students and love meeting and becoming friends with new people!

The Greek Council consists of a group of student representatives from each social club who collaborate together for the unity of social clubs, provide a voice for each social club, and improve the overall student experience within a social club.