Hudson Taylor student services include practical ministries, spiritual  formation, chapel services, prayer meetings, various leadership  opportunities, academic and personal mentoring, and library services.  Additionally, Hudson Taylor University provides information about health  insurance carriers, and the names and addresses of local clinics and  hospitals. For spiritual needs, the chapel is open during regular school  hours, and the university Chaplain has an open-door policy for  students. Please contact the Dean of Students for more information  regarding student services. 


 

Mentoring

Mentoring of HTU students is taken seriously by all HTU faculty and  administration. The faculty, many of whom are experienced and ordained  pastors, are of course required to act as academic advisors to students,  but even more important is the role they play in mentoring and guiding  our students through their personal and spiritual lives and ministries,  as well as through their academic careers. The faculty are dedicated to  actively fostering the spiritual growth of HTU students, following the  Mission Statement. Examples of student mentoring include


  • Supervising MDiv students in conducting chapel services.
  • Mentoring of students in the Christian Service Program, providing  advice and guidance as students go out into the real world and begin  practical ministry work. Students are also supervised and mentored in  the field by the leaders of the churches and missions that they work in,  all of whom have been approved by the faculty.
  • HTU President Dr. Kwang Soon Lee, and expert in intercultural  mission work, leads students into actual fieldwork, and mentors,  supervises, and advises students
  • HTU Dean of Academics, Dr. Hyunjin Chun has a great deal of  experience in  cultural adjustment, and mentors students who are having  difficulty adjusting to the cultures in which they minister
  • Intercultural Competence Assessments of students, to develop their cross-cultural awareness.


 

Chapel 


The administration and faculty strongly believe in the contribution  and vital role of chapel and its ministry of encouragement, worship, and  fellowship. Prayer needs, campus announcements, and items of general  interest are shared during this community time of rest, relief, and  renewal. The Chapel is open during regular business hours, and students  and staff may use it for silent prayer or personal reflection when it is  not otherwise in use. Of course, the Chapel is mainly a center of  worship, but it is also the center of many HTU activities. It is the  auditorium for graduation ceremonies and student orientation, HTU staff  meetings are held there, and so on. Hudson Taylor Ministries’ weekly  chapel services are open to faculty, staff, and students. Family members  and visitors are also welcome. Service times are Monday and Tuesday at  11:35am, and Sunday at 11:00am.


Chapel Attendance Requirement

All Hudson Taylor University students (full-time or part-time) are  required to attend weekly chapel services during the semester, as part  of the Christian Service Program element of the HTU curriculum. Failure  to attend and report attendance is considered to be a violation of the  chapel attendance policy. Repeated violations will result in a warning  letter from the Dean of Students that will be placed in the student’s  file.


Student Government Association 


All students are eligible for membership in the Student Government  Association (SGA) of Hudson Taylor University. SGA is responsible for  matters of general student concern. The President, Vice-President,  Secretary and Treasurer of SGA are elected through a general campus  election. Under the supervision of the Office of the Dean of Students,  SGA coordinates the interactions between campus organizations, the  student body, the faculty, and the administration; and gives students a  voice in institutional decision-making.


Student Lounge and Recreation


A student lounge is provided which has ample seating, and a  refrigerator and microwave ovens for student relaxation, study, and  fellowship. HTU provides complimentary coffee for students each day. HTU  encourages students to gather for fellowship, prayer, and studying and  academic support. The student lounge has wireless internet access  throughout, and many tables and chairs so that students can gather in  groups or work or relax alone.