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Health and Safety

Campus Living & Learning understands the growing importance of safety issues to both Baylor students and parents. The immediate physical safety and security of resident students, guests, staff, and other customers is our most imperative and basic concern.

Bacterial Meningitis

Effective January 1, 2014, all new students under the age of 22 must show proof of meningococcal vaccination within the last 5 years according to Texas state law in order to attend class. Follow this link for more information.

Safety & Security Education Officers (SSEOs)

SSEOs move freely in and around residential communities between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. seven days a week interacting and building relationships with students, confronting and reporting unacceptable behavior, checking that all exit doors are secure, reporting lighting and other safety issues, and alerting the Baylor Police Department about any suspicious behavior. Carrying cell phones, SSEOs are available throughout each night and are a significant resource for resident students. Click here for SSEO contact information.

SSEOs operate a golf cart shuttle service with a limited campus radius. The service provides residents with a ride from one point on campus to another, as long as one of the points is a residential community (except University Parks Apartments). Feel free to study at the library until 2 a.m. knowing that one of our staff members will be happy to escort you back to your residence hall or apartment. Call the SSEO Shuttle at 254.265.0690. Unfortunately, due to the limitations of the golf cart, it cannot operate in inclement weather or cross major roads (La Salle and University Parks Dr.).

Baylor Parking and Transportation operates an After Hours Shuttle that operates Monday-Thursday, 6:30pm-1:30am. This shuttle provides afterhours service to University Parks Apartments. Check the Baylor Shuttle web page at for updates and shuttle routes.

Fire Safety on Campus

Fire poses the largest threat to safety within our residence halls. Please familiarize yourself with how you can help us keep our facilities safe.
Community Safety Measures
Campus Living & Learning is committed to providing a safe environment for our residents, staff members, and visitors. Learn more about some of these measures.
Baylor University Police Department
The police department is staffed by 27 state of Texas certified police officers and the communications center has a police dispatcher on duty 24/7 to take calls for police service or assistance. You can contact them anytime at 254.710.2222

Campus Security Report and other Student Life Annual Notifications

In compliance with federal law, this report is sent annually to all students, faculty, and staff. This notice contains information that the University is legally required to convey to you; you are strongly encouraged to read it