Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
The College was named for English patriots John Hampden (1594-1643) and Algernon Sydney (1622-1683).
Civic Engagement & Service Program
doing good with your time
faculty and students engaged in the community
connecting the College and the community
Good men make a difference in the world, and helping you become "a man who serves" is part of the mission of Hampden-Sydney College. Our Civic Engagement program provides you with opportunities for volunteer service and other forms of engagement with the surrounding community. There are many ways you can be involved, so read on!
The program has 3 areas - volunteer service, engaged learning, and community partnerships - all of which focus on helping students explore ways of connecting and contributing to the world outside the college gates. For some of you, this will provide practical experiences that will help you make career choices (like a career in service, coaching, or teaching). For others, it will give you a way to balance your studies with different pursuits, like working with kids. We hope that the habits, knowledge, and commitments you develop here will help you build a life after college that is fulfilling and meaningful, one that truly exemplifies what it means to be a good man and a good citizen.