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Governing Documents

Mission of Baylor University
Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana

The mission of Baylor University is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Certificate of Formation

This Restated Certificate of Formation was adopted at the meeting of the Board of Directors held on February 11, 2011 at Dallas, Texas and received the vote of a majority of the Directors in office, or, solely with respect to the amendment of the Article 8 a vote of 2/3 of the directors in office, there being no members.

Bylaws of Baylor University

Baylor University is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. It is operated within Christian-oriented aims and ideals of Baptists and is controlled by a Board of Regents. Baylor was founded by Texas Baptists and has had a strong, ongoing relationship with Baptists. These Bylaws govern the manner in which the Board of Regents transacts the business of the institution.

Guidelines for Board Operations

The Guidelines for Board Operations cover (1) Board Organization, (2) Board Meetings, Agenda and Arrangements, (3) Elections, (4) Presidential Goal Setting and Assessment and Institutional Planning, and (5) Expectations of Board Members.

Statement of Commitment and Responsibilities

A small number of individuals are elected and invited to assume the special responsibility of serving as a member of the Baylor University Board of Regents. The commitment and performance of those asked to offer their expertise in this capacity have been critical to surmounting the challenges of the past and are essential to the present and future vitality and mission of Baylor.