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, you will strengthen your ability to work effectively with others and to make a difference in your community, your workplace, and the world.
Wilson Center for Leadership. With direction from current and former leaders, the Wilson Center provides students with the opportunity to explore, practice, and hone their leadership skills developing tomorrow's effective and ethical leaders.
Society of '91 is a year-long leadership certificate program inspired by the lives of eight members of the Class of 1791 who, in their college years, represented the potential for greatness. Rising Sophomores may apply.
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.
Intercollegiate Sports. About 30% of our student body participates in intercollegiate athletics, including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, and tennis.
Intramural Sports. More than 70% of students participate in the intramural program offering teams in Club Rugby, dodgeball, handball, flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer, and even ping pong. You can even form a team on your own.
Civic Engagement programs provide opportunities for volunteer service and community partnerships outside the college gates.
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.
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.