Hampden-Sydney College

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College Road
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

According to the school, Hampden-Sydney College’s spirit lies in its sense of community and its preservation of tradition. HSC is all about seeking ‘to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning.’ Honor and civility inform the life of the College. Challenged by the curriculum and guided by the professors, students can get help when they need it because classes are small. The greatest advantage of small-college life is that everyone can be involved. Athletics, debating, publications, fraternity life — all are part of the education process. Many students enjoy the outdoors: hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. Public service, leadership, and volunteerism are developed through opportunities to participate in the HSC Volunteer Fire Department, The Wilson Center for Leadership, community service projects with the local community, and ‘Beyond the Hill’ community service trips to Belize, Honduras, and other service oriented trips abroad. In addition to the College’s own study abroad programs, HSC students are eligible to participate and earn academic credit in approved foreign-study programs in Europe, Central and South America, South and East Asia, the Middle East, and the Virginia program at Oxford. In addition, the HSC faculty develops May Term Abroad programs in special topics in their discipline. Past programs have included European Union Studies in France, Economics/Political Science/Culture studies in Eastern Europe, Tropical Biology in Mexico, Theatre in Scotland, Language Immersion in Spain, and Area Studies in Egypt. The total experience at the College produces a man well-suited for the challenges of a job, the demands of social service, and the pleasure of personal endeavors.

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