University Response to Racist Incident

Nov. 10, 2016

WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2016) - Baylor administration has been made aware of a student who was pushed and subjected to racially offensive language from another student yesterday while on campus. The behavior is deeply disturbing and does not in any way reflect Baylor’s faith or values. We wholeheartedly condemn the behavior.

We have connected with the student and are working with her to ensure she feels safe and supported by the Baylor community.

We want to commend a bystander who intervened and defended the female student during this encounter.

“We are a caring, Christian community in which acts of violence and insensitivity have no place. As Baylor Bears, it is our responsibility to care for and treat each other with love, compassion and dignity. Any behavior short of this demands our full attention so that we can hold each other accountable while seeking to reconcile and restore damaged relationships,” said Kevin P. Jackson, Ph.D., vice president for student life.

It is important to note that any student who feels he or she has been subjected to any bias-motivated action based on race, nationality, religion, gender or age can report it at http://www.baylor.edu/reportit/. The University will investigate it and provide help to the complainant.

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