As a leading Christian institution with a strong Baptist identity and heritage that embraces both its global and Texan roots, Baylor University seeks to “educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.” In line with this mission, we seek to embody Christ’s teachings of love and inclusivity across boundaries of racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic, religious, and other expressions of human difference. Because, at Baylor, “Love thy neighbor” are not just words…they are a way of life.
As we daily commit ourselves to the task of embodying the teachings of Christ and the Christian tradition, we know that we are called to love our neighbor and to participate fully in the rich and diverse creation of God. Through this commitment we are eager to embody love, mercy, compassion, humility, and forgiveness and repentance, and we seek to treat all students, faculty, and staff with equal respect and to offer equal opportunities that they deserve as beloved children of God who are all created in God’s image.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2016) — Death research in the United States mostly overlooks bereavement customs of those who are not Anglo-Protestants, says a Baylor University researcher. She hopes to correct that — beginning with a study of Catholic Latino communities, who often hold overnight wakes and present food to the deceased.
Sept. 8, 2016 When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C., an exhibit featuring African-American musical history will include materials from a Baylor University search-and-rescue mission to save recordings from the “Golden Age” of American Black Gospel music. “To be part of the Smithsonian on something this vital in American life, especially now, reinvigorates everyone who works with this music on a daily basis. These recordings are priceless, irreplaceable and historic in a way that scholars are only now realizing,” said Robert Darden, founder of the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project and professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story to national media.)
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2016) — Each year, more than 330 million people around the world journey to sacred places to perform acts of devotion, express faith or seek enlightenment or healing. From Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, visitors to Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will learn about those pilgrimages through the exhibition National Geographic Sacred Journeys.
On Thursday, September 7 at 6:00 pm in the Bobo Spiritual Life Center, the Student Life This Matters committee will host a forum on Sexual Violence and Aggression on College Campuses. This event is open for all students and community members.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6), 2016) — When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opens Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C., an exhibit featuring African-American musical history will include materials from a Baylor University search-and-rescue mission to save recordings from the “Golden Age” of American black gospel music.
The Report It website is a new resource to help faculty, staff, students and others locate mechanisms for reporting violations of University policy, troubling behavior or criminal activity to the appropriate authorities.