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!

Student Activities Board


Sabers seeks to engage students, provide unique and diverse entertainment for the student body, and to promote campus involvement in many different areas. Hardin Simmons is an amazing place with a diverse population, therefore, one of Sabers goals is to highlight different areas of campus, while also creating events that reach all students.


Applicants should complete and sign the attached application and checklist. All application materials should be submitted to the Office of Student Activities located on the 1st floor of Moody in the glass office. Applicants are required to sign up for an interview time when turning in the application. All applications are due March 27th, at 4:30pm. Interviews will take place April 1-3, 2020 and April 6-7, 2020. The SABERS Presidents and the Coordinator of Student Activities are not required to consider incomplete applications.


The members of Sabers go through an application and interview process led by the Coordinator of Student Activities, Sabers/Spark President, and current members of Sabers/Spark. Each member of Sabers/Spark is assigned at least one event each semester to design, plan, and execute alongside one designated event partner. Event assignments and partners are chosen by the Sabers Presidents and Coordinator of Student Activities.


Members of Sabers are required to keep a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA and enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student at Hardin Simmons. During the Fall Semester, only incoming students (including freshmen and fall semester transfer students) are eligible to apply. During the Spring Semester, all full-time undergraduate Hardin Simmons students with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply. It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit all application materials by the deadline and make him/herself available for an interview.


Membership in Sabers is a lot of fun as well as a great learning experience. It is your responsibility as a student leader to set an example for fellow students. It is imperative for the success of Sabers for all members to uphold the expectations set for members. Membership in Sabers is a position of responsibility. You are working for the entire student body. We understand that you have other commitments, but prioritization of your commitment as a member of Sabers is an absolute. Members of Sabers are required to attend weekly meetings and all Sabers events (unless it conflicts with a class/work/emergency). In order to plan the best events possible, time is required to brainstorm, plan details, and execute activities. Members of Sabers are required to assist with set up, hosting, and clean up after events.

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.