At Hood, intellectual discourse and ministerial preparation occur in tandem within the framework of a community of faith. Student life is designed with the recognition that learning extends beyond the classroom to the student lounge, refectory, chapel, and campus residence. Life long bonds are fostered when the community studies together, fellowships together, and celebrates together God's presence and activities among us.
The diversity of the Hood community enriches the student life experience. The Seminary encourages the engagement and participation of the students in all the activities affecting the life of its community such as the Student Government Association (SGA), worship, and community lunch. Each semester, students have a Day of Service at Rowan Helping Ministries in Salisbury where they help to prepare and serve lunch for RHM clients. The Garden Group prepares, plants and maintains a summer vegetable garden and assists with planting ornamental plants in spring, summer and fall. Some activities are structured and others are unstructured, encouraging students to share their gifts and talents. We encourage our students not to stand on the sidelines as spectators but to get involved and become true participants in the Seminary community.