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Life on the Hill

Student Life

Student Life Mission and Vision

Student Life serves as an integral part of the academic mission of East Texas Baptist University by creating educational environments that foster community, engagement and learning experiences beyond the classroom.


Student Life supports and advances the University’s mission by providing educational experiences that foster holistic student development and campus community. Our mission is to assist students in developing intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, enabling them to become effective citizens, leaders, and personal ambassadors for Christ and His kingdom.


We envision a thriving community of engaged learners actively participating in exceptional programs, services, and campus partnerships that complement the educational mission of the University. Student Life strives to offer remarkable educational experiences that support each student’s personal journey of discovery, engagement, and learning. The vision is embedded in the Student Life philosophy for educating leaders to:

  • Live an extraordinary life by discovering, developing, and maximizing their God-given potential.
  • Learn beyond the textbook through engagement in courses, programs, and activities.
  • Lead by modeling the way of Christ-centered love, compassion, integrity, and character.
  • Succeed at ETBU and beyond through a meaningful pursuit of service for the common good.
Contact Information

Ornelas Student Center
Phone: 903.923.2320  |  Fax: 903.927.4488
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.