"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
"The only way to find the limit of the possible is by going beyond them in to impossible."
Arthur C . Clarke
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
Henry Ford
"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs, Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves."
Dale Carnegie
"I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident they came by work."
Thomas Edison
"To finish first, you must first finish"
Sam Walton
"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."
Elbert Hubbard
"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work."
Dale Carnegie
"I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near."
Margaret Thatcher
"The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life."
Charles Schwab
"The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!"
Earl Nightingale
"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work."
H. L. Hunt
"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."
John Ruskin
"Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great."
Fernando Flores
"It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up."
Babe Ruth
"Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen."
Dave Weinbaum
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Winston Churchill
"In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."
Theodore Roosevelt
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
Thomas Jefferson
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is."
Yogi Berra
"The more I want to get something done the less I call it work."
Richard Bach
"Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition."
Sir William Osler
"The common denominator for success is work."
John D. Rockefeller
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
Theodore Roosevelt
"Life is about creating new opportunities, not waiting for them to come to you."
Salma Hayek
"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
Michael Jordan
"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you."
Althea Gibson
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
Chinese Proverb
"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."
Jimmie Johnson
"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal."
Joe Paterno
"Ingenuity plus courage plus work equals miracles."
Bob Richards
"Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."
Richard L. Evans
"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."
Jackie Joyner-Kersie
"I see possibilities in everything. For everything that's taken away, something of greater value has been given."
Michael J. Fox
"There are no office hours for champions."
Paul Dietzel
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt
"Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure."
W.J. Slim
"Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom."
Merry Browne
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
Vincent Van Gogh
"Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you."
Frank Tyger
"When the student is ready, the teacher appears."
"Winning doesn't always mean being first."
Bonnie Lair
"It's always too early to quit."
Norman Vincent Peale
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
John Wooden
"I choose to focus on not what has happened but what we can do."
Ellen Pompeo
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
Booker T. Washington
"Courage faces fear and thereby masters it"
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"He who dares nothing need hope for nothing."
"Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can."
Henry Drummond
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain
"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself."
Soren Kierkegaard
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."
Winston Churchill
"Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers."
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
Ambrose Redmoon
"With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity."
Keshavan Nair
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by doing the thing which you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt
"It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent."
"We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face."
"Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."
John Wooden
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
Dale Carnegie
"There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul."
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
Theodore Roosevelt

Campus Community Life

As a Greystone student, you are also a Schreiner student. The first thing you should notice is this is a university campus! As a Greystone student, you have complete access to all University programs and facilities on the campus and you are expected to become part of the Schreiner campus community.

As a college student, you are no longer living at home. That may be good or not-so-good, but you are now a college student and therefore responsible for yourself. Everything that comes to you from this point on will be as a result of your efforts – right?

Fortunately, you will quickly discover Greystone teammates and Schreiner friends who will assist you in your efforts to “survive” on your own away from home. One of the major realizations of a college student living on campus is that they are never alone unless they choose to be. For you to survive and succeed in this challenging academic, physical and emotional venture, you will need the help and support of teammates and friends who share similar goals and ambitions as your own. The sooner you learn to become part of the Greystone team and Schreiner community, the sooner you will begin the transition from a high school student to a college freshman. Welcome to the “Show”!

The purpose of Schreiner University is to provide a rigorous liberal arts education to assist students as they grow into mature, competent, cultured and engaged individuals. The Schreiner experience presupposes that healthy human growth involves the whole person, claiming all the intellectual, social, physical and spiritual dimensions of each student's life. Campus activities and programming promote student initiative by providing opportunities for the integration of these dimensions in the development of a well-rounded life.

Life On campus

The Schreiner campus community supports 33 student groups and organizations, including Greek fraternities and sororities, service clubs, interest clubs, honor societies, religion-affiliated groups, a student newspaper, a literary magazine and, of course, student government.

There are also organized campus events and activities all the time, including theatre productions, Spring Fling, monthly Texas Music Coffeehouses, live musical performances, speaker series, athletic events, intramurals, student group meetings, pool tournaments, movie nights, dinners, dances, and personal fitness and martial arts classes.

Most students live on campus, either in the residence halls or in on-campus apartments. Wherever you live, you'll find a unique environment with its own personality that reflects the individual characteristics of its residents. As Greystone students, you will live in either the L.A. Schreiner Dormitory (or Flato, which is right next door).  Students live in 4-student suites (each room houses 2 students) and share a bathroom and foyer.  All beds are loft-beds - just like the academies - and as a Greystoner, you are expected to keep your room neat and clean (Flato rooms do not have loft-beds).  To ensure that the standard is maintained, Greystone rooms are inspected daily by the Staff. Decoration and some furnishings are left up to each student to create their home-away-from-home environment. The world is now your oyster – make the most of it and enjoy!

Residence Life

Rooms are air-conditioned and furnishings include desks, single beds, dressers, chairs and closet facilities. All mattresses are extra-long twin. The laundry complex is located directly across the street from the Greystone Dorm - bring quarters!  The entire campus has wireless access to the campus Intranet and Internet services. Wireless NICs are available on loan through the University.

To provide oversight and to act as a provider of “adult supervision”, the Greystone dorm is provided with a Resident Director (RD) and at least one Resident Assistant (RA) who live in the dorm next door. The RD is a Schreiner faculty or staff member and the RA is a junior or senior at Schreiner and has received training to support the RD. The RD and RA provide oversight for students within the Greystone dorm and are employed by Schreiner University . Additionally, to provide additional oversight in L.A. Schreiner Dorm, the Greystone offices are also located in the dorm.

Residency Requirements

Schreiner University and Greystone believe on-campus living contributes to your overall education. All full-time first, second and third year students are required to live on campus.

The University reserves the right to enter and inspect all campus housing to ensure student health and safety, and to provide maintenance services. All Greystone students must complete a Housing Agreement and are expected to follow the residency rules and regulations as set out in the Student Handbook or as amended by the Schreiner Dean of Students.


Residents may have a refrigerator no larger than 4 cubic feet, microwaves, coffeepots, hair dryers, radio, computer and/or lamps with incandescent bulbs. Halogen lamps, toasters, toaster ovens, heating and cooking appliances with exposed coils, and 2.4GHz cordless telephones are not permitted. In addition, antennas and other cords/cables may not be fastened to the outside of the building or protrude from windows in any way.

Escort Policy

The University's escort policy strives to provide safety and privacy for those living in on-campus housing. In single gender floors/areas of residence halls, any person who is not a member of the Schreiner University community (faculty, staff, and students) or any member who is of the opposite gender than designated for that area must be escorted by a member of the residence hall community who is of the same gender designated by the area. In mixed gender housing facilities, a member of the community must escort any person who is not a member of the Schreiner University community. Exceptions to this are those University staff members who are entering the facility for purposes of maintenance, cleaning, security, or persons who have secured written permission from a University official.


All room, apartment and common area furnishings must stay in designated areas. You may arrange movable furniture however you would like, but do not remove room or apartment furniture or bring common area furniture into your room.


A guest is defined as someone who is not a resident of the room that she/he is visiting. Students are responsible for their guests' behavior and should escort them when in common areas. Violations of residence hall policy by a visitor may result in loss of visitation privileges, as well as possible disciplinary action against the student host. Residents may have guests of the same gender in their rooms overnight, but they must notify their RA. Overnight guests are permitted to stay no more than three nights during a one-month period. A student's right to have a guest is, in all cases, is superseded by the roommate's right to uninterrupted use of the room.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours guidelines are established in order to respect the rights of others and to maintain an atmosphere conducive to academic success. These are times when noise must be kept to a low level and must be contained within a student's individual room. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 10:00 am Sunday through Thursday and midnight to 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday.


Visitation hours for Trull, Flato and L.A. Schreiner are from 10:00am - 1:00am Sunday through Thursday and 10:00am - 2:00am Friday and Saturday. Please note that in all cases, co-habitation is prohibited. The guest and escort policies apply regardless of visitation hours.

Campus Ministry

Schreiner University is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, however it offers small group bible studies in multiple denominations including Presbyterian Student Ministry, Methodist Student Ministry, Catholic Student Ministry, Baptist Student Ministry, Lutheran and Episcopal Student Ministry, and the Jewish Campus Community. Each group meets weekly and is usually accompanied by a home cooked meal. SU Campus Ministry also offers weekly Chapel and annual mission trips. For more information on Campus Ministry, visit http://students.schreiner.edu/ministry/index.aspx . And for information on local churches in the Kerrville area, please visit http://kerrvilletx.chambermaster.com/list/Category/churches-50.htm.

Campus Dining

The Chartwells Food Service office is located in the Schreiner cafeteria. Patrons will find a wide range of menu choices including full hot meals, grill items, soup of the day, salad bar, deli sandwiches, pizza bar, desserts and drinks. All Greystone students register for the Unlimited Access meal plan with a $50 declining balance for use at the snack bar.

The Lion's Den is the campus snack bar located in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center (There is a Starbucks in the Lion's Den). All resident students with a meal plan also have a declining balance that can be used in either the Snack Bar or the cafeteria. Students on the Meal Plan must show their university ID upon entrance; all others pay at the door. Meals and declining balance are valid only during the contract board period.

The declining balance will be carried over from fall to spring terms. Meals and declining balance are not applicable between terms. All remaining balances will be cleared at the end of the spring term.

Health & Wellness Services

A registered nurse is available in the Health and Wellness Center to treat minor injuries and illnesses and to respond to medical emergencies. Students with acute problems requiring a physician can be seen at the Peterson Regional Medical Center located 5 minutes from campus. Individual appointments can be made at several doctors offices within Kerrville.

Campus Security staff are trained in First Aid and CPR and are available when the Health and Wellness Center is closed. Health guidance, education, literature and presentations are available on request. The Center also has information on health insurance, which may be obtained from a private provider.

The Health and Wellness Center located in Mountaineer Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students will be asked to provide insurance information or pay at the time of service. For health related emergencies after hours, contact Campus Security at 739-1111 or 911 for assistance.

Health Insurance

It is mandatory for Greystone students to have health and accident insurance coverage. Student Accident and Sickness insurance insures students can access health care off campus, consult a specialist, and have coverage for emergency and/or hospitalization. All students are encouraged to carry a copy of their insurance card to avoid delay in healthcare in an emergency.  Students may also submit a copy of their insurance to the Health & Wellness Office to remain in their medical file for future use.

Kerrville Area Activities

Half way between heaven and earth is Kerrville Texas. It doesn't sound like much at first, but after a short while you will come to love its small world charm and big town amenities (Kerrville has it's very own Super Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Cracker Barrel – need we say more?!).

What attracts so many visitors to Kerrville is the Hill Country where city folk come to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern suburbia. In the spring, the rolling countryside is covered with endless varieties of colorful wild flowers and in the summer, when the cities are too hot for happy humans, Kerrville is a cool escape because of the refreshing summer breeze. The fall season seems to linger throughout the winter months – the temperature is never very cold for long and in the event of snow, a local holiday is declared. Somewhere between heaven and earth you'll find Kerrville and in the middle of it all, is Schreiner University.

Approximately sixty miles northwest of San Antonio, Kerrville is the home of Schreiner University. A resort community nestled among the hills of south central Texas and along the Guadalupe River; its nearly 25,000 citizens enjoy generally dry weather, cool nights, and sunny days. An easy walk from the center of town, the campus is on Texas Highway 27 south and is near Interstate 10.

Kerrville and the surrounding Hill Country provide a wide-open playground for outdoor fun—canoeing, kayaking, and water-skiing on the Guadalupe River, rock climbing, camping, fishing, hiking, biking, off-roading…you name it. You'll also find museums, nature centers, theatres, lakes, parks, ranches…it's all right here for you.

Kerrville is also a lively home for the arts, from its Point Theater to the Kerrville Folk Festival and the official sponsor of the Texas Arts & Crafts Fair.

When you want to get away, San Antonio and all of its world-class attractions—the River Walk, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, shopping—are less than an hour away.

In addition, Austin, with its edgy culture and incredible music scene, is just 90 minutes away.