Frequently Asked Questions

Academics

Q1: Where do I go for free tutoring?
Q2: Where do I go if I can't afford my books?
Q3: Where do I go if I need to drop a class?
Q4: Where do I go if I am struggling with a class?
Q5: Who do I see about getting my transcript released?

Athletics

Q1: Where can I obtain information on Intercollegiate Athletics at Henderson State?
Q2: What does it cost for HSU students to attend home athletic events?

Disability Support

Q1: I have a disability. Where can I seek accommodations?

Financial Aid

Q1: Where do I go for scholarship and financial aid questions?
Q2: What if I'm having trouble paying my bill?
Q3: How do I enroll in a tuition payment plan?
Q4: Can I make payments to my account? If so, where do I go?
Q5: How do I find out about scholarships beyond my freshman year?

Housing

Q1: Where do I go if I am having problems with my roommate?
Q2: Who do I call if there is a maintenance problem in my residence hall or on-campus apartment?

Meal Plans

Q1: Where do I go if I have questions about my meal plan?

Parking

Q1: Where do I go to get a parking decal or if I have a question about a ticket?
Q2: Where do I pay my parking tickets?

Safety

Q1: How do I get a security escort, and what are the hours of operation?
Q2: Where do I report concerns that involve my safety or the safety of a fellow student?

Student Activities

Q1: Where do I go to inquire about intramural sports?
Q2: How do I find out about how to get involved on campus?
Q3: How do I join a student organization or start my own?
Q4: How do I get involved in fraternities or sororities?

Other Questions

Q1: Where are computers and printers available for use on campus?
Q2: What if I need medical attention?
Q3: If I'm having a hard time adjusting to college life, who can I talk to?
Q4: How do I find an on-campus job?
Q5: Who makes decisions about student appeals for academic probation?
Q6: Do I need books for my first class?
Q7: What do I do if the bookstore doesn't have my books?
Q8: What do I do if I lose my ID?
Q9: How do I return to Henderson State as a student?

Academics

Where do I go for free tutoring?                   

Huie Library, Room 125
Primary Contact Person: Pam Ligon
870-230-5095
ligonp@hsu.edu
Days/Hours of Operation: M-F, 9am-8pm

Meier House - Student Support Services
Primary Contact Person: Debbie Miller
870-230-5366
millerd@hsu.edu
Days/Hours of Operation: M-F, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where do I go if I can’t afford my books? 

Financial Aid Office, Womack 2nd Floor
Brenda Chambers, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
870-230-5148
chambeb@hsu.edu

Where do I go if I need to drop a class?

Academic Advising Center, Foster Hall 3rd floor
Stephanie McClure, Administrative Specialist (Academic Advising)
870-230-5077
kiltss@hsu.edu

Pam Ligon, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
870-230-5095
ligonp@hsu.edu

or

Office of the Registrar, Womack 2nd floor
Desmond Edwards, Administrative Specialist (Office of the Registrar)
870-230-5135
edwardd@hsu.edu

Elwyn Martin, Registrar
870-230-5135
emartin@hsu.edu

Where do I go if I am struggling with a class?

Academic Advising Center, 3rd Floor Foster Hall
Stephanie McClure, Administrative Specialist (Academic Advising)
870-230-5077
kiltss@hsu.edu 

Pam Ligon, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
870-230-5095
ligonp@hsu.edu

Who do I see about getting my transcript released?

Desmond Edwards, Administrative Specialist (Office of the Registrar)
870-230-5135
edwarddhsu.edu 
Office of the Registrar, Womack 2nd Floor

Dr. Elwyn Martin
870-230-5135
emartin@hsu.edu

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Athletics 

Where can I obtain information on Intercollegiate Athletics at Henderson State?

HSUsports.com

What does it cost for HSU students to attend home athletic events?

HSU students are admitted free of charge with a valid student ID   

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Disability Support

I have a disability. Where can I seek accommodations?

Disability Resource Center, Foster 1st Floor
Beverly Quillin
870-230-5579
quillib@hsu.edu 

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Financial Aid

Where do I go for scholarship and financial aid questions?            

Financial Aid Office, Womack 2nd Floor
Serina Hawkins, Administrative Specialist
870-230-5148
hawkins@hsu.edu

Brenda Chambers, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
870-230-5148
chambeb@hsu.edu

What if I am having trouble paying my bill?

Business Office, Womack 3rd Floor
Becky Peters and Karen Herrin
870-230-5110 or 870-230-5127
petersb@hsu.edu   herrink@hsu.edu

Scott Freeman, Director of Student Accounts
870-230-5113
freemas@hsu.edu

How do I enroll in a tuition payment plan?  (Fall and Spring only)

Information about Henderson State's tuition payment plan is online.

Can I make payments to my account?  If so, where do I go? 

Business Office, Womack 3rd Floor
Becky Peters and Karen Herrin
870-230-5110 or 870-230-5127
petersb@hsu.edu   herrink@hsu.edu

How do I find out about scholarships beyond my freshman year?

Henderson State University Foundation Office, Barkman House
Tanya Dixon
870-230-5347
dixont@hsu.edu 

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Housing

Where do I go if I am having problems with my roommate?

Residence Life, Womack 1st Floor
Tonia McBay, Administrative Specialist
870-230-5083
mcbayt@hsu.edu

Allan Ford, Assistant Director of Residence Life
870-230-5429
forda@hsu.edu

Who do I call if there is a maintenance problem in my residence hall or on-campus apartment?

Residence Life, Womack 1st Floor
Tonia McBay, Administrative Specialist
870-230-5083
mcbayt@hsu.edu

Allan Ford, Assistant Director of Residence Life
870-230-5429
forda@hsu.edu 

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Meal Plans

Where do I go if I have questions about my meal plan?

Residence Life, Womack 1st Floor
Tonia McBay, Administrative Specialist
870-230-5083
mcbayt@hsu.edu

Allan Ford, Assistant Director of Residence Life
870-230-5429
forda@hsu.edu  

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Parking

Where do I go to get a parking decal or if I have a question about a ticket?

University Police Department, Meek House (next to Baptist Campus Ministry on 12th St.)
Jessica Fiscus, Administrative Specialist
870-230-5098
fiscusjl@hsu.edu

Johnny Campbell, Chief of University Police
870-230-5098
campbej@hsu.edu
Where do I pay parking tickets?

University Police Department, Meek House (next to Baptist Campus Ministry on 12th St.)
Jessica Fiscus, Administrative Specialist
870-230-5098
fiscusjl@hsu.edu

Johnny Campbell, Chief of University Police
870-230-5098
campbej@hsu.edu

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Safety

How do I get a security escort, and what are the hours of operation?

Residence Life - Womack, 1st floor
(Reddie Rides hours are dusk – midnight, fall and spring only)
Reddie Rides Driver
870-403-3068

Where do I report concerns that involve my safety or the safety of a fellow student?

Who you contact will depend on the level of concern:
  • If behavior is just strange or worrisome, talk to your RA or PA (if you live on campus) or e-mail the HSU Behavioral Intervention Team at personofconcern@hsu.edu.
  • If the behavior is disruptive to your living or learning environment (but not violent or threatening), call HSU Police Department 230-5098 for assistance.
  • If the behavior is violent or threatening, call 911. 

Dean of Students
Womack 1st Floor
Julie Cissell, Administrative Specialist
870-230-5594
cisselj@hsu.edu

*After office hours, contact University Police
870-230-5098
fiscusjl@hsu.edu or campbej@hsu.edu 

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Student Activities

Where do I go to inquire about intramural sports?

Dunn Student Recreation Center
Kristopher Dunn
870-230-5165
dunnk@hsu.edu

How do I find out about how to get involved on campus?

Student Leadership Center, Garrison 1st Floor
Dr. Veronikha Salazar
870-230-5231
rso@reddies.hsu.edu

How do I join a student organization or start my own?

Student Leadership Center, Garrison 1st Floor
Dr. Veronikha Salazar
870-230-5231
rso@reddies.hsu.edu

How do I get involved in fraternities and sororities?

Student Leadership Center, Garrison 1st Floor
Keith Beason
870-230-5293
greek@reddies.hsu.edu

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Other Questions 

Where are computers and printers available for use on campus?

Computing Communications Services & Multi-Media Learning Center
Zakia Watson
870-230-5533
watsonz@hsu.edu
http://www.hsu.edu/FinanceAdministration/ComputerServices/Computer-Labs.html
http://www.hsu.edu/Community/Multimedia-learning-center.html

What if I need medical attention?

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
If you are ill or have a minor injury, primary medical care is available in the Student Health Center.

Student Health and Counseling, Mooney 1st Floor  
Cindy Dillavou
870-230-5102
dillavc@hsu.edu

Deborah Collins, Director of University Health and Counseling Center
870-230-5640
collind@hsu.edu 

If I am having a hard time adjusting to college life, who can I talk to?

Student Health and Counseling, Mooney, 1st Floor
Cindy Dillavou
870-230-5102
dillavc@hsu.edu

How do I find an on-campus job?

Financial Aid Office, Womack 2nd Floor
Angela Bobus
870-230-5105
bobusa@hsu.edu

Who makes decisions about student appeals for academic probation?

Admissions and Adjustments Committee
Womack, 2nd Floor
Dr. Elwyn Martin, Registrar
870-230-5135
emartin@hsu.edu

Do I need books for my first class?

While you may not actually use your course texts on the first day of class, you need to purchase your textbooks prior to your first class, so that you are ready to start work as assigned by your instructor on that first day of class. Your instructors expect you to come to class prepared to engage in planned activities immediately and plan their syllabi accordingly. If you are late in acquiring your textbooks, you are putting yourself behind in your classes from the start, which makes it much harder for you to be successful.

What do I do if the bookstore doesn’t have my books?

If the bookstore does not have your required books in stock, let your instructor know immediately via person, email, or phone, so that she or he can contact the bookstore and get the texts in as soon as possible. While this situation is usually rare, it does occur on occasion and prompt communication is necessary for dealing with it effectively.

What do I do if I lose my ID?

Dunn Recreation Center
Kris Dunn
870-230-5166
dunnk@hsu.edu
*IDs that are lost or stolen will be replaced for a fee of $10. If an ID is defective or broken, it will be exchanged for a new ID at no charge.

How do I return to Henderson State as a student?

To apply for readmission a student may either complete the University online application for readmission, or an application for readmission in the Registrar's Office. If completing the application on the Henderson homepage, it is important to identify as a returning student and indicate any name changes that may have occurred.

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