Alumni, Parents and Friends

Baylor alumni, parents and friends share a family bond rooted in over 170 years of rich history. Whether you enjoy connecting with other Baylor alumni and parents through Baylor Alumni Network and other events in your area or through publications like Baylor Magazine, social media tools, or campus events like Family Weekend and Homecoming, your role in the family is a vital one. From young grads to members of the Heritage Club and from first-generation parents to those whose Baylor legacies go back many years and to friends new and old, this page provides you with important resources and reminders to make your Baylor connections even more meaningful.

W. Soccer. SOC Downs Iowa State in Overtime

WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer (7-2-1, 1-1-0) picked up its first Big 12 victory in 2017, knocking off Iowa State, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Continues Play at Ivy-Plus Invitational

Baylor men’s tennis juniors Jimmy Bendeck and Will Little went 3-1 in singles day during day two of the Ivy-Plus Invitational on Friday, hosted by Princeton University at then Lenz Tennis Center.

M. Tennis. MT’s Schretter Ends Run at Oracle ITA Masters

Baylor men’s tennis junior Johannes Schretter’s run at the Oracle ITA Masters came to end in the singles semifinals and mixed doubles final Saturday at the Malibu Racquet Club.

Football. Football Outlasted by No. 3 Oklahoma, 49-41

Baker Mayfield threw three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score the next snap after his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, and third-ranked Oklahoma overcame a feisty Baylor team 49-41 Saturday night to stretch the nation's longest winning streak to 14 games.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor Business Equips Students to Lead Nonprofits

Sept. 5, 2017
The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Service within Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business focuses on teaching its students through research, teaching and outreach. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed in summer internships, jobs and in their future career goals. The center maintains close-knit relationships with many nonprofits around Waco and provides opportunities for students to connect with a job they love.

Baylor Lariat: Center for Global Engagement strives to make its mark

Sept. 20, 2017
Baylor’s Center for Global Engagement is helping students get more out of their travels as budding leaders with international experience as well as lifelong memories. Baylor’s study abroad programs spread across six continents and 47 countries with new programs, like Baylor in Peru, added every year. Quoted are Bo White, director of study abroad, and Jeffrey Hamilton, Ph.D., vice provost of global education. “Study abroad shouldn’t be a separate part of your education experience, it should be organic,” Hamilton said.

BaylorNews Online: Cultivating Baylor’s Future: Baylor Young Scholars

July 18, 2017
In its first year, the Spiritual Life and Character Formation Task Force has already implemented a number of new and updated programs focused around Baylor University’s Christian mission. While some initiatives have concentrated on student development and others have focused on faculty and staff, the Baylor Young Scholars Program has taken a unique approach to impacting both.

Newest Baylor Religion Study results again draw national attention

Since 2005, Baylor’s Department of Sociology, along with the university’s Institute for Studies of Religion, has been conducting national surveys of American religious beliefs, values and behaviors. They’ve delved into topics such as American secularism, megachurches, religion’s influence on voters, and whether Americans believe in healing prayer. Their results are often surprising, provocative, even incendiary […]

Baylor students unite refugee and American families over dinners

This past summer, 12 Baylor pre-health students signed up for an internship at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. It’s an area that has seen a spike in the refugee population, primarily from Somalia, due to the proximity of a Tyson Foods plant that provides many immigrants with jobs. Unfortunately, that also makes it an […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “So many have connections down in Houston.”

“We are here with Alpha Phi Omega, which is a co-ed service fraternity, and we run the blood drive twice a year. This semester is really special, because all the donations are going towards the victims in Houston. I’m hoping the purpose of this will touch the hearts of a lot more people, and hopefully […]

One month to Homecoming 2017!

The nation’s oldest collegiate Homecoming celebration returns exactly a month from today: Baylor Homecoming 2017! If you haven’t already, it’s time to make your plans for Homecoming. Clear your calendar for Oct. 19-21 and schedule your visit now; a limited number of tickets are still available for some of the weekend’s main events, including a few for the Baylor-West Virginia football […]

Pulitzer Prize Winner Will Speak At This Year’s Beall-Russell Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) — Baylor students and the Waco community will have the opportunity to hear from Pulitzer Prize winner and National Humanities Medalist Isabel Wilkerson during this year’s Beall-Russell Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in Cashion Room 510.

This Week at Baylor: Sept. 24-30, 2017

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) – This week, Baylor welcomes several guest speakers and will host a variety of concerts. Lectures, career panels, artist conversations and colloquiums offer expert insight on a variety of topics.

Voters Reward — or Punish — Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students’ Achievement, Not that of Hispanics and African-Americans

WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2017) — Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-authored by a Baylor University scholar.

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will Host Author Paul Marshall on Sept. 19

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) –The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host author Paul Marshall, Ph.D., the Baylor University holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), on Tuesday.