Your living and learning environment at ACU will be shaped by our five pillars of community: advocacy, belonging, intentionality, safety and spirituality. We seek to encourage your enthusiasm and your passion, your culture and your talents, your curiosity and your faith. This is a place for challenging dialogue, selfless service and unique self-expression—and we can’t wait for you to join in.
Our chapel services and ministry opportunities connect you with God, each other and the broader community in Abilene. ACU’s daily chapel—running strong since 1906—is supplemented by small group and departmental chapels that invite you to learn and worship in close community.
With more than 100 student organizations, ACU is home to every opportunity you can imagine to apply your talents and enthusiasm, take on a leadership role or gain real-world experience managing an organization or cause that you value. Co-curricular and extra-curricular campus activities at ACU include intramural sports, Greek life, art, music and business clubs, and more.
Recreation and Wellness
Our world-class recreation and wellness center is bursting with possibilities for you to exert your energy and test your limits. From the lazy river to the bouldering wall, encouraged by personal trainers and equipped for outdoor adventures, you’ll discover just how far your potential can take you at ACU.
First Generation Students
If you will be among the first in your family to earn an undergraduate degree, we’re eager to support your journey with powerful, tailored resources. ACU’s First Generation program equips you with a committed support system inclusive of workshops, events and peer connections. We will help you navigate your transition at ACU, your skills in self-advocacy and ultimately your success as an empowered and celebrated student.
ACU is surrounded by beauty and energy here in Abilene, Texas, and we’re also eager to connect you with God’s work all over the world through our faculty-led study abroad semester programs. You could find yourself engaging with the deep Christian roots of Oxford, England; immersed in Spanish language and South American culture in Montevideo, Uruguay; or exploring the history of music and philosophy in Leipzig, Germany.
Part of our community commitment at ACU is providing the tools and resources to support your academic success. In addition to our brilliant librarians and thoughtful faculty, you’ll have access to tutoring services, academic advising and helpful tools to track your progress toward graduation.