Steeped in tradition, Hampden-Sydney's unique campus atmosphere will help you develop close-knit relationships within a lifelong brotherhood. Guided by the honor code, you'll have opportunities to become a leader, enrich your spiritual life, and better understand your peers. 

We provide a small, close-knit, and trusting community where you will be surrounded by men and women who are your guiding champions through the transformative experience of life on The Hill.

It’s such an intimate community, so it doesn’t allow anyone to hide. It gives you the ability to connect with people. Walking around and greeting everyone from the president of the college to the janitors taught me a lot about developing relationships, and that has paid off exponentially in the way that I have grown in my career.

Caleb Varner ’02

Tradition

With more than 240 years of experience, Hampden-Sydney knows a little something about tradition. Some traditions here are informal, such as the polite greetings between all community members on the sidewalk, or the ties and sundresses you'll find dotting the Hill during football games. Other traditions at Hampden-Sydney are more consequential, such as the moment when each freshman signs the honor code bearing witness to a sacred and solemn pledge. These traditions undoubtedly reinforce the bonds of the Hampden-Sydney brotherhood.


Honor & Conduct

Brotherhood

Lifelong friendships are not just a side effect of the Hampden-Sydney experience—they are the foundation of the College's culture and the cornerstone of its brotherhood.

Brotherhood

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership comes in many forms, but all of them will strengthen your ability to work effectively with others and to make a difference in your community, your workplace, and the world.

Leadership

Spiritual life

H-SC welcomes students of all faiths, enabling you to ask tough questions in a safe environment and to explore the traditions of others.

Spiritual Life

Equity and Inclusion

H-SC fosters an atmosphere of inclusion and respect on campus and promotes positive interactions with all cultures and lifestyles.

Equity and Inclusion

Joe Viar '63

"Hampden-Sydney College shaped my life. It gave me the confidence to become the man that I am...I really appreciate H-SC, and I wanted to say thanks. "

Joe Viar '63

Office of Student Affairs


Brown Student Center
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6128

Student Affairs Staff