Life as a Lion
When you enroll, you become part of the FHU family for life. The friendships and memories you’ll make—during late nights in your dorm, in the homes of faculty and staff, and as you worship, serve, and study locally and internationally—will last a lifetime.
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Spiritual Life at FHU
Be Grounded in Your Faith
Spiritual life is central to daily life as a Lion. Deepen your faith daily in the classroom, chapel services, and small group gatherings for Bible study, prayer, devotionals, and singing. And apply your faith through local ministry, nationwide service, and global missions.
Campus Life at FHU
BE CONNECTED IN COMMUNITY
Whether you’re joining social clubs of students with a passion for service, discussing your life goals with caring professors, hanging out in the dorm, or heading off-campus with friends to explore our hometown of Henderson, TN, you’ll soon feel as though you’ve always belonged here!
FHU Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
BE COURAGEOUS FOR YOUR FUTURE
Lions come from all different backgrounds and stages of life. This is where your next one begins. Whether you’ve never been to college or you’re continuing your college journey, we’re here to help you through the process of applying for admission to FHU and for financial aid.
BE PREPARED TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER
Get the hands-on experience you need to excel in your field. Often starting your very first year, you’ll have opportunities to go beyond the classroom and engage in field studies, travel, and internships, so you can connect what you’re learning with real-world service.
FHU Lion Athletics
BE A LEADER AMONG CHAMPIONS
Whether on the field, court, or fairway, Lions are champions in sport and character. Explore NAIA men’s and women’s sports programs that offer you the opportunity to compete with honor and excellence as intercollegiate ambassadors of Christ.
of students say they grew spiritually at FHU
of all Alumni employed within one year
Students come to Freed-Hardeman University for a Christ-centered education that will help them reach their career goals while keeping focused on what matters most: their faith. As a Lion, you’ll develop the courage, knowledge, and skills to step faithfully into the exciting future God has planned for you!
I knew I chose the right college when my entire freshman class started the year by singing praises to God together. The importance of having faith and praying with and for one another as a collective body helped me grow as a Christian and a student while I was at FHU.
Sheerah Hudley Davis
During my time as a student at FHU I learned a lot of valuable lessons. One thing that stands out is the genuine desire of the people at FHU to have you there. Their words of wanting you at FHU are not just empty phrases; they truly mean it. Being at FHU made me feel wanted, loved and included. I never wanted to leave or be anywhere else.
Dr. Olivia Gregory
Pursuing a career in physical therapy has presented me with many opportunities to show the love of Christ to those who are in need, and there is no better place to witness, experience and foster the love of Christ than at Freed Hardeman University!
The FHU Story
The FHU Story
Be prepared for your future
The overwhelming majority (92%) of FHU graduates
are quickly employed within their field. It’s no wonder. While committed to strong academics through hands-on learning and service, our faculty and staff provide prayerful support for Lions in a loving, supportive Christian community. Employers can plainly see God’s work in their lives, empowering them to make a positive impact in all that they do.
Your Gifts: His Glory – Anna Marie Wyatt
Growing up right down the road from FHU, Anna Marie Wyatt did not want to come to FHU, but after experiencing the welcoming nature of the university, her mind was quickly changed. As her time at FHU progressed, her once simple doodles in her notebook have inspired her to make a career out of her talents.
Your Gifts: His Glory – Keith Mattix
Keith Mattix is a Computer Science major with a passion for using artificial intelligence for social good. He has seen how it can be used to aid hurricane relief efforts and has worked to create his own artificial intelligence network through our a.i. course on campus. He continues his work and research, so that one day people can use if to further God’s kingdom by helping those in need.
Your Gifts: His Glory – Thomas Yukich
FHU Bible student Thomas Yukich desires to become a pulpit minister. Yukich originally chose FHU because of its small class sizes but has become grateful for relationships built both inside and out of the classroom leading to internship opportunities.
Your Gifts: His Glory – Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson, an FHU Bible and interactive digital design student, is the daughter of a former FHU missionary-in-residence. Being raised in a missionary family, Johnson has used her life experiences to help her grow academically at Freed-Hardeman by writing and participating in University Scholars’ Day, a campus-wide celebration of scholarship and academic achievement.
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FHU Physical Therapist Assistant Program Receives Accreditation Status, Set to Graduate Inaugural Cohort
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has granted Freed-Hardeman University’s Physical Therapist Assistant program accreditation status effective October 31, 2023, as reported by Dr. C.J. Vires, FHU provost and vice president for academics. This is the maximum accreditation granted by CAPTE, for a period of five years until the next reassessment period.
Two Freed-Hardeman University courses, Death and Dying and Latin American Literature, met to discuss how the Hispanic culture mourns, celebrates and remembers an individual who passes away. Their discussion coincided with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which is celebrated Nov. 2. In addition to the discussion, organizers offered a colorful celebratory table and Pan de Muerto (Day of the Dead Bread), a sweet bread baked with a ball on top, representing the skull of the deceased, with remaining pieces shaped into a cross to signify their bones and tears.
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The FHU Difference
Be courageous in your pursuit
From the very start through our Passage program, FHU provides you with ongoing and intentional support to uncover and nurture your God-given talents. We believe He has a plan to use those gifts for His glory. So take the courage of a Lion. Explore your calling, and trust the Lord to guide you toward a life of purpose.