Jarvis Christian University

Hawkins, TX

Jarvis Christian University

Hawkins, TX

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Educating the head, the heart, and the hand.

Nestled in the heart of East Texas, Jarvis Christian University is more than just a school—it's a journey waiting to unfold! Established in 1912, this institution has a story that's as vibrant as its campus life. Named after the esteemed Dr. James H. Jarvis, our University is all about turning dreams into reality, one student at a time. Academics at Jarvis are anything but ordinary. With a range of programs covering everything from liberal arts to business and education, you're guaranteed to find your passion. And forget about getting lost in the crowd; our small class sizes mean you'll get the attention you deserve from our dedicated faculty, who are not just teachers but mentors too!

College life isn't just about hitting the books—it's about finding your tribe and making memories that'll last a lifetime. At Jarvis, we've got something for everyone, from campus clubs to cultural events that'll have you counting down the days till the next meeting or opportunity. Whether you're into student government, Greek life, or the arts, there's never a dull moment on campus. What really sets the University apart is our commitment to service and leadership. We believe in making a difference, both on campus and beyond. With opportunities for internships, volunteer work, and service-learning projects, you'll have the chance to change the world while earning your degree. Who says you can't have fun and change lives at the same time?


Hawkins, Texas

Jarvis Christian University is located one mile east of Hawkins, Texas, and four miles west of Big Sandy. There are plenty of other Texas cities accessible within a radius of 30 miles, including Mineola, Gladewater, Tyler, and Longview. Jarvis is free from the noise and smog of the big city and is conducive for study, but retains access to neighboring metropolitan areas. The campus is situated in an attractive wooded area of about 1,000 acres, providing adequate room for future expansion. The campus proper covers approximately 243 acres. It is approximately 95 miles east of Dallas and 95 miles east of Shreveport, Louisiana, accessible via Interstate 20 for airline connections to all parts of the United States and foreign countries.

Spiritual Life

Several opportunities exist for students to participate in spiritual and religious groups and organizations. In addition The Smith-Howard Chapel is located within the James Nelson Ervin Religion and Culture Center and has historically provided cultural and religious activities at the College. For more than a century, the James Nelson Ervin Religion and Culture Center has served the spiritual needs presented each week from the Chapel pulpit by some of the most distinguished speakers and preachers and outstanding national and world leaders.

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