Student Life

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Spiritual growth is central to Harding's mission — find opportunities here to get involved in devotionals, local congregations and more.


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With more than 120 academic and professional organizations along with more than 30 social clubs, there's numerous opportunities to get involved and explore your interests.

Campus Organizations

Social Clubs

Harding Athletics

Living at Harding


Whether you find yourself on a carriage ride under the lights at Christmas, enjoying sunny afternoons of studying on the front lawn, or getting to know other students on your hall, we hope you find your home away from home here.

Residence Halls


  • Eric Bontempo Eric Bontempo

    I’m so glad I took the classes I did. I met some amazing people.

    Eric Bontempo, College of Arts & Humanities

    Eric's Story

    10 am Chapel


    1 pm Class


    3 pm Study

    Club Meeting

    8 pm Club Meeting

Get Involved

Opportunities abound for cultural growth through participation in music and drama productions, art shows, lectures, and special events. There are also more than 50 student organizations, including professional clubs, social clubs, honor societies, athletic teams and special-interest organizations which offer social and recreational opportunities as a part of the total educational process.

The Office of Student Life is responsible for the overview of student activities which includes residential life, personal and social wellness, academic efforts, and emotional and spiritual wellness. Other student needs are met through programs designed to assist students in choosing majors and planning careers, individual counseling, and specific health issues.

The Office of Student Life is also responsible for administering policies concerning student life. These policies are set forth in the Student Handbook, and are designed to produce a positive climate for developing students' potential.

Our Mission

To provide an environment that both supports students and challenges them to realize their full potential.


Undergraduate Student Handbook pdf

Graduate/Professional Student Handbook pdf

Residence Life Handbook pdf

Prepaid Tuition Information pdf


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Multicultural Student Services


Harding’s mission is to provide a quality education that will lead to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals. One of the goals of the institution is the promotion of citizenship within a global perspective. The Office of Multicultural Student Services operates in conjunction with the overall mission and goals of the university by assisting in the academic and personal growth and development of the various minority groups on campus. The office promotes access to, rather than exclusion from, academic, social and recreational groups and activities. Intentional social interaction is encouraged rather than passive social isolation and segregation. In addition, this office provides educational efforts for both majority and minority students that focus on awareness of cultural differences self-assessment of cultural awareness and possible prejudices and changing prejudicial attitudes or behaviors.

General Information

Most of the programming for the Office of Multicultural Student Services is done by a student organization called the Multicultural Student Action Committee. This energetic and creative group of students meets regularly and is instrumental in involving a large percentage of our minority students in campus life.

Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center on the 2nd floor room 239.

Meet our Staff

Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center on the 2nd floor room 218.

Zach Neal

Zachary Neal M.A.T.
Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students

Chad Joice

Chad Joice
Assistant Dean of Students

Ranan Hester

Ranan Hester M.Ed.
Assistant Dean of Students

Brandon Tittle

Brandon Tittle, M.Min.
Assistant Dean of Students

Kara Abston

Kara Abston, M.B.A.
Assistant Dean of Students


Annette Davis
Administrative Assistant to Assistant Vice President/Office Manager


Joanna Lemmons
Administrative Assistant to Assistant Deans


Wendy Rainwater
Chapel Secretary


Karie Fager
Chapel Secretary

Contact Us

Chapel is scheduled out of the Student Life Office.