Developing strong partnerships in the Farmville/Prince Edward community is one of the ways the College demonstrates what it means to be a good citizen. This involvement enables the College to live into its mission and provides students with opportunities to develop their own commitments to service and active citizenship.
One of the most significant issues in Prince Edward County, as in many rural counties, is improving the quality of K-12 education. President Howard has identified the Prince Edward County Public Schools as a focal point for Hampden-Sydney efforts to serve the community. Thus, a partnership between Hampden-Sydney and the public school system is gradually developing. This partnership involves students, faculty, and staff working with all three of the local public schools. Some projects enable H-SC students to serve as role models and mentors, while other projects target academic enrichment.
In addition to this focus on public education, the College also has long-standing connections to a number of local institutions. These include the Moton Museum, the Fuqua School, Habitat for Humanity, and the FACES food pantry. The program will continue to support and deepen these important relationships, as well as establish connections with other local organizations serving the community.