Guiding Convictions

The Vision document is a comprehensive body of work that outlines a measurable plan for Baylor to become one of the top universities in the United States (and the world). The plan details many progress points that have been pursued through the years and has done so within the framework of the following ten convictions to:
  • Encourage the integration of Christian faith and the intellectual life
  • Support, encourage and expect excellence in all undertakings
  • Provide a unique place for learning and the building of community
  • Equip individuals to understand life as a divine calling and thus serve society and the world in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • Promote the health of mind, body and spirit as these are understood in the Christian tradition and by the best of modern physical and psychological science
  • Strive to illuminate and enrich human experience by the word of God and the best of human science and culture
  • Encourage the understanding and care of the natural world as a matter of Christian stewardship
  • Facilitate the discovery of new knowledge to the glory of God and the betterment of humanity
  • Extend the campus in time and space to embrace our entire community in relationships of caring and mutual benefit
  • Anticipate and respond to change in higher education and the world