Cultivation of a Leadership Mentality & Communication-based Living
Unsupervised Honorary Test Taking
Leaders who change the world must first be true and honest. Handong University has conducted unsupervised exams under an Honor Code system since its establishment. True leaders are those who act with integrity before God and their conscience. Honest education is a source of pride for Handong students. Talented, honest individuals are welcomed and encouraged at Handong!
Handong Village (Dormitory-based Community Life-Residential College)
In dormitories, Handong students not only learn to understand and respect roommates from different cultures but also a servant heart. Students move from parental care to independent responsibility for their decisions, becoming more mature as they live with their colleagues.
Handong Residential Colleges currently cater for more than 3,000 students assigned to one of six RCs (Torrey, Kuyper, Jang Gi-ra, Carmichael, Son Yang-won Colleges, and the College of Thermal Engineering). Each RC is equipped with a reading room, shower room, prayer room, lounge, laundry room, fitness room, and table tennis room where students can share the core values of each RC in comfortable, social settings.
Team System (led by a mentoring professor)
The Team system is unique to Handong Global University. A Team consists of about 35 students of mixed majors and years which form a community around a mentoring professor. Students live and study together, building trusting relationships through Team service activities and meetings. The mentor professor guides the Team like a family and assists Team members in their decisions. In this way, Handong promotes genuine relationships full of love and trust.
A Systematic and Specialized Character Education
Community Leadership Training (6 semesters)
Under the guidance of the mentoring professor, Team members organize and participate in work duties, social service, reading discussions, topic-specific seminars, and Bible studies. The creative participation of all Team members cultivates a servant leadership mentality. Faith and life are shared among professors and students, respect for others is built, and the spirit of Handong is formed in each new generation of students and passed onto the next.
A Heart for Loving Others
Social Service (2credits over 2 semesters)
Handong Global University cultivates leaders with exceptional skills and upright personalities. This is attained by prioritizing the needs of marginalized and underprivileged minorities in local communities. Lives become channels of blessing when exceptional skills and diligence are combined with thoughtfulness for neighbors.
Handong students learn the lifestyle of a true leader by teaching children at churches based in rural farming and fishing villages, aiding child-headed families, helping financially unsupported elders, and nature restoration projects.
Garden of Service
Handong Global University’s Garden of Service is a gathering where individuals from distressed family backgrounds, the disabled, and the elderly are shown love and respect by Handong volunteers. This event promotes intimate, caring relationships between Handong members and those suffering social, emotional, physical and mental hardships. Dreams are awakened and lives are warmed by the love of Jesus that is shared.