Covenant & Expectations

HRC Community Covenant Studying, Females
We, the members of the Honors Residential College, seek to be formed as whole persons by our Baylor education. To this end, we commit ourselves to being a community of faith seeking understanding. As a community we devote ourselves to sharing life together, making "every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification" (Romans 14:19). As a community of faith we devote ourselves to the love of God and of neighbor (Matthew 22:38-39), renewing our minds and training our affections through daily prayer and shared acts of service. As a community of faith seeking understanding we devote ourselves to the pursuit of wisdom (Proverbs 3:13-18), seeking a unified understanding of all that we learn so that we may use our gifts for the benefit of all.

Members of the HRC are expected to:
  • Participate in a Community-Wide Conversation. Each academic year, the Faculty Master facilitates a focused common intellectual conversation called the HRC Formation Series aimed at discovering what it means to be formed as a whole person by a Baylor education. Click here for more information about this year's topic on C.S. Lewis.

  • Devote Themselves to Prayer and Service. As a Christian community, HRC members should be in constant prayer and service. The HRC offers morning and evening prayer and many opportunities to serve the HRC, Baylor, and the Waco area.

  • Live Life Together. Each member should devote themselves to actively participating in the life of the community. Each member is a part of a smaller hall community, which will be the focal point of their HRC experience.