At Hampden-Sydney, every student has the opportunity to develop his abilities to lead. We offer many paths to explore and sharpen your skills. No matter which path you choose (even if it's "all of the above"), you will strengthen your ability to work effectively with others and to make a difference in your community, your workplace, and the world.
About 30% of our student body participates in intercollegiate athletics, and more than 70% participate in the intramural program.
Beyond the Hill. Hampden-Sydney's service and adventure program, Beyond the Hill, puts Hampden-Sydney men in the field for exciting week-long programs in rural communities in Central America as well as the U.S.
Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI). A center of entrepreneurship opportunities and scholarship programs, CEI encourages student and faculty creativity and equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue entrepreneurial ideas.
Society of '91 is a certificate program in leadership offered by the Office of Student Affairs that will empower, motivate, and equip you with values, skills, and insights worthy of a successful leader. Rising Sophomores may apply for the Society of '91.
Wilson Center for Leadership. With direction from current and former leaders, the Wilson Center helps develop effective and ethical leaders by providing program opportunities for students interested in leadership in public service, military, and national security.
Wilson Leadership Fellows Program. Designed for a select group of motivated, energetic freshmen who wish to make a difference in their communities, the four-year Leadership Fellows Program is designed to develop ethical decision-making, effective leadership, active citizenship, and the civil and rational exchange of ideas.
A long-prized tradition at Hampden-Sydney, student government provides opportunities to serve as elected executive officers, members of the Student Court, Student Senate, and the College Activities Council.