About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas and welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

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How one alumna’s Baylor mission trip led to a permanent move to serve

How one alumna’s Baylor mission trip led to a permanent move to serve

As a junior at Baylor in 2008-09, Kara Fonvillejoined the Baylor Religious Hour Choir. In between all the concerts, worship services and practices, she often heard her fellow choir members talking about the mission trip they had taken the year before toPort Shepstone, South Africa. By summer, she decided she needed to experience this for …

Baylor Physics Department Sends First Group of Students to McDonald Observatory

Baylor Physics Department Sends First Group of Students to McDonald Observatory

WACO, Texas (May 24, 2017) – Students in Baylor University’s “Topics in Astronomy” class took a break from the classroom last semester to visit McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas. The hands-on experience with observing the night sky gave them a better understanding of what the daily, or nightly, life of an astronomer is really like.

News Deeply: Researchers Race to Understand Black Carbon’s Impact on Thawing Tundra

News Deeply: Researchers Race to Understand Black Carbon’s Impact on Thawing Tundra

May 22, 2017
A feature story on research conducted in the Arctic by Rebecca Sheesley, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science in the College of Arts & Sciences, and former environmental science doctoral student Tate Barrett. Their research consisted of analyzing black carbon, also known as soot, to detect the presence of radioactive carbon isotopes in order to tell whether the soot came from ancient carbon, such as fossil fuels, or newer sources, such as forest fires.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: How Baylor’s First Female President Plans to Move Past the Sex-Assault Scandals

The Chronicle of Higher Education: How Baylor’s First Female President Plans to Move Past the Sex-Assault Scandals

May 22, 2017
New Baylor President Linda Livingstone talks about the challenges she will face and the importance of openness, training and restorative remedies as the university makes positive changes.

Leaders of Campus Diversity Initiatives Report Progress

Leaders of Campus Diversity Initiatives Report Progress

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – As Baylor University continues to pursue an environment that exhibits cultural humility and inclusion, the work of two groups is making an impact. For the past 18 months, a Special Assistant to the University President and the 15-member President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) have been working across the University to build programs, complete agreements and organize initiatives that provide an environment of acceptance and support for students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Baylor University and Amarillo College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

Baylor University and Amarillo College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

WACO, Texas (May 16, 2017) – Baylor University and Amarillo College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.

Baylor Regents Announce Structural Completion of the 105 Recommendations, Updates Governance Leadership and Structure

Baylor Regents Announce Structural Completion of the 105 Recommendations, Updates Governance Leadership and Structure

WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents announced structural completion of the 105 recommendations related to the institution’s response to sexual violence and implementation of best-practice governance policies and procedures, and took action to approve new Board members, a $621.7 million operating budget for 2017-2018 and a new joint B.A./M.A. degree in communication studies.

Doing Democracy Differently: Civic Life Summit Looks to Help Community, Church Leaders Develop Framework for Important Conversations

Doing Democracy Differently: Civic Life Summit Looks to Help Community, Church Leaders Develop Framework for Important Conversations

WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – Baylor University’s Public Deliberation Initiative (PDI) will host a Civic Life Summit June 1-2 to help campuses, churches and concerned citizens engage their communities in important conversations that build mutual respect and understanding across race, religion, politics and other areas of public life.

$1 Million Gift Will Benefit Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Baylor’s Department of Geosciences

$1 Million Gift Will Benefit Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Baylor’s Department of Geosciences

WACO, Texas (May 11, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift in excess of $1 million to the department of geosciences that will dramatically enhance students’ educational experiences by increasing the department’s capacity to provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to conduct research under the mentoring guidance of faculty members. Made by parents of a current Baylor student who wish to remain anonymous, the gift also will significantly enhance the department’s ability to attract outstanding students and to prepare them for successful careers.