Alumni, Parents and Friends

Baylor alumni, parents and friends share a family bond rooted in over 170 years of rich history. Whether you enjoy connecting with other Baylor alumni and parents through Baylor Alumni Network and other events in your area or through publications like Baylor Magazine, social media tools, or campus events like Family Weekend and Homecoming, your role in the family is a vital one. From young grads to members of the Heritage Club and from first-generation parents to those whose Baylor legacies go back many years and to friends new and old, this page provides you with important resources and reminders to make your Baylor connections even more meaningful.

Softball. SB Kicks Off Final Road Swing of Regular Season

• Baylor kicks off its final road swing of the season, trekking to Houston to face UH in a midweek doubleheader before closing the week with its final road trip of the 2018 regular season to Ames to face Iowa State.

M. Golf. Men's Golf in Fifth Place at Big 12 Championship

Baylor men's golf is in fifth place after shooting 21-over-par 581 across two rounds of Big 12 Championship play on Monday at Southern Hills Country Club. BU is 12 shots back of the lead with two rounds remaining.

Baseball. Baseball Faces Texas State Tuesday on Road

Baylor baseball plays at Texas State on Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT at Bobcat Ballpark to begin a stretch of four straight road games.

Softball. SB's Scroggins Drafted No. 15 in the NPF Draft by Chicago

WACO, Texas – Baylor senior outfielder Jessie Scroggins was selected by the Chicago Bandits as the 15th overall pick in the third round of the National Fastpitch League college draft on Monday evening in Nashville, Tenn.

Baylor Lariat: Students are now required to register bicycles

April 24, 2018
Beginning the fall semester, Baylor Parking & Transportation will require students to register their bicycles. The new registration policy requires that all bicycles parked on campus be registered with Parking and Transportation, and the registration has been streamlined with the department’s “click, click, send” process, said Matt Penney, director of Parking & Transportation. For the second year, Parking & Transportation will continue its “tag it” program to prevent abandoned bicycles over the summer.

Baylor University: Feelings of Ethical Superiority Can Lead to Workplace Ostracism, Social Undermining, Baylor Study Says

April 24, 2018
A new Baylor University study by Matthew Quade, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, shows that feelings of ethical superiority can cause a chain reaction that is detrimental to employees, their coworkers and their organizations. Feelings of ethical superiority by an employee can lead to negative emotions toward “less ethical” coworkers. Those negative emotions can be amplified if the employee doesn’t produce as well as that coworker. And, furthermore, those negative emotions can lead to mistreatment and/or ostracism (social exclusion) of that less ethical, higher-performing coworker. “The managerial implication is that we need to create environments where ethics and performance are both rewarded,” Quade said. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story nationally.)

BrightSurf.com: Where you live is more influential than where you worship in shaping racial attitudes

April 23, 2018
Whites in multiracial congregations have more diverse friendship networks and are more comfortable with minorities, but that is due more to the impact of neighbors and friends of other races than to congregational influence, a Baylor University study found. “Solving America’s racial problems may be hoping too much from religious congregations,” said Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at Baylor and co-author of the study. “The responsibility for moving toward racial integration still rests considerably with the majority group,” Dougherty and Edward C. Polson, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, analyzed data from the Baylor Religion Survey for the study, published in the journal Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, wrote and pitched this story. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

The 9 most beautiful study spots on Baylor’s campus

Finals are almost here, which means it’s time for students to sit down with their books and get to studying! Luckily, Baylor’s beautiful campus makes studying for finals much more bearable (pun intended). In no particular order, here are what we consider to be the nine most beautiful study spots on Baylor’s campus — to […]

Baylor art students team with MD Anderson to encourage kids facing cancer

What do you think of when you hear “service” — missionary work abroad? serving at a soup kitchen? volunteering at a nursing home? While those forms of service are vital to bettering our world, there are countless ways we can use our talents to bring a little light to our own corners of the world […]

How Baylor works to steward the natural resources God’s given us

As Christians, we’re called to be stewards of God’s creation. We’re also proud of the beautiful campus we’ve been blessed with. With those things in mind, Baylor aims to take good care of all that we’ve been given — including our natural resources. In 2009, Baylor became the first university in Texas to earn LEED certification for […]

Three Bears headed abroad in 2018 thanks to prestigious Fulbright Awards

The fact that it’s become commonplace for multiple Baylor students to earn Fulbright honors in a single school year — see here, here, here and here for examples — might make you think such honors are no big deal. Quite the opposite, actually; the Fulbright Award is one of the most competitive and prestigious honors a college student can receive, […]

Baylor Researchers Receive $2 Million Grant to Study the Human Virtue of ‘Accountability’

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2018) – Baylor University’s Center for Christian Philosophy (BCCP) and the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) have been awarded a three-year, $2 million research grant from Templeton Religion Trust (TRT), which will allow a multidisciplinary team of scholars to study the virtue of accountability and its relation to other human goods, including conscientiousness, empathy, humility, forgiveness and gratitude. The research project will begin this fall.

Feelings of Ethical Superiority Can Lead to Workplace Ostracism, Social Undermining, Baylor Study Says

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2018) -- A new Baylor study published in the Journal of Business Ethics suggests that feelings of ethical superiority can cause a chain reaction that is detrimental to you, your coworkers and your organization.

Where You Live Is More Influential Than Where You Worship When It Comes to Shaping Racial Attitudes

WACO, Texas (April 23, 2018) — Whites in multiracial congregations have more diverse friendship networks and are more comfortable with minorities — but that is more because of the impact of neighbors and friends of other races than due to congregations’ influence, a Baylor University study has found.

2018 President’s Concert To Be Held on April 21: “America: Reflections of Diversity”

WACO, Texas (April 20, 2018) – Baylor University’s School of Music will present the President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Jones Concert Hall, Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This year’s program is “America: Reflections of Diversity,” an evening of music by American composers or international composers who studied in the United States.