Student Life

Stronger Character and Richer Community...

US News and World Report logo 2017The best education is not just about what you know; it's about how you live.

Only a handful of colleges and universities are known for producing people of strong character. Among them, Hampden-Sydney College is unique. Our men are served well by a two-hundred thirty-year-old honor code steeped in tradition. They also learn to face the ethical challenges of the twenty-first century with confidence and clarity.

At Hampden-Sydney, we begin with the proposition that our men should lead not just successful careers but successful lives. They learn how to do that in a lively setting, championed by a faculty and staff devoted to producing not only smart men but good men.

Here you will find a real brotherhood: friends and mentors who will walk with you on your journey. You will find fun activities and adventure, and you will also find challenge. You will be given opportunities to lead and to serve.  You will leave as a man equipped to make a difference.

"Come here as youths so that you may leave as men."