The Robbins Chapel in Brooks College sustains the residential college tradition of valuing all aspects of a student's development, including spiritual formation. In the Baptist tradition of Baylor University, the Robbins Chapel provides a spiritually inspiring location in which to participate in personal meditation and prayer or small group worship and prayer. Its design and essence emphasize our historic Baptist faith while being ecumenically sensitive. This structure, with its liturgical historical dynamics and stained glass windows, seeks to realize an artistic and aesthetic ideal where the immanent and transcendent qualities of God come together, and which thereby enables worshipful encounters with God in Christian community.
Students, faculty, and staff will be drawn to the chapel as a place for solitude, meditation and peace-and for singing the praises of the Lord. There are regular programming and events in Robbins Chapel, such as Morning and Evening Prayer, but it is not associated with Baylor's "Chapel" requirements.
William and Mary Jo Robbins of Houston, Texas, longtime supporters of Baylor, have given a gift to construct The Robbins Chapel in Brooks College. "Mary Jo and I are happy to make this contribution," William Robbins said. "We believe building a place for private prayer and small group worship at the heart of a living-learning community is a meaningful way to encourage faithfulness to Christ in the daily life of students, and is integral to the Baylor 2012 vision." Robbins Chapel was dedicated on November, 29, 2007.