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Baylor University Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
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.
President's Message on Diversity and Inclusion
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.

Diversity at Baylor University

News & Updates

Aug
17
2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 17, 2016) — Building a business reputation from the inside out — with employees giving a company high marks as an ethical place to work — is increasingly being hailed as a way to get a leg up on the competition, right alongside customer service and quality products.
Aug
12
2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2016) — Baylor University’s Texas Collection will host a public reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, on the first floor of Carroll Library in celebration of its new African-American photo exhibit, “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives.”
Aug
3
2016
iEngage2016-120Nearly one hundred fifth- through ninth-graders are learning about civics and providing a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute Aug. 1-5. Now in its fourth year, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation. iEngage is directed by education faculty members and camp co-founders Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, and Dr. Karon LeCompte, associate professor of curriculum and instruction. The camp’s curriculum teaches children about civic action and political participation. Click "full story" to read more or visit School of Education Facebook to see photos.
Jul
29
2016
“Baylor we are and Baylor we’ll always be, but it’s up to us to define what that means.” It’s been almost five years since Robert Griffin III uttered those now-classic words to the Baylor family in front of a national audience, and by now, you’ve probably heard them enough that you might not really think about …
Jul
27
2016
Why did you choose Baylor — Class size? Quality of education? Campus beauty? When you did choose Baylor, how much of that decision was based on how close it was to your hometown? For out-of-state students, the decision to leave home far behind to come to Baylor may not be easy. But for many Bears, that leap …
Jul
20
2016
“I’m a 3L [third-year law student]. I actually just finished practice court. I honestly didn’t find it that challenging. I’ll tell you my background — United States Marine. I’ve been to Iraq twice, and if I’m not getting shot at, nothing’s stressing me out.” [Every Baylor Bear has a story; #BearsOfBaylor brings those stories to you, …