Baylor University Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

As a leading Christian institution with a strong Baptist heritage and impact that extends throughout Texas and internationally, 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.

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Dec. 1, 2021
Ad Unitatem: Toward Unity
November called us to observe Native American Heritage Month, which ought to drive us to deep reflection. As we draw attention to the contributions of our Indigenous brothers, sisters and neighbors, we cannot forget that the land on which we stand was acquired by force and without regard for its original inhabitants.
Sep. 22, 2021
Ad Unitatem: Toward Unity
It has been rightly said that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not. If there is one thing you must know about the work of building a just and equitable community at Baylor University, it is this: diversity and inclusion mean little without equity and accountability.
Sep. 15, 2021
A Diverse and Dynamic Community of Faith
Baylor University places a priority on enhancing diversity and equity across our campus and throughout our academic and operational divisions.
Jun. 28, 2021
Ad Unitatem: Toward Unity
We have reached the summer months, months that offer a bit of respite from the productive, yet sometimes grinding school year. This is a time to breathe, to recalibrate and to rest.
Jun. 28, 2021
Q&A with Faith Perkins, Assistant Vice President for Talent Development
Spotlighting work going on among Baylor’s staff to continue building a culture of justice and equity.
Apr. 23, 2021
Message regarding recent student incident
I am writing to provide you with an update on a reported incident of a physical assault on one of our Asian American students early Sunday morning that included the use of racial slurs.
Apr. 20, 2021
Ad Unitatem: Newsletter on Equity and Campus Engagement
As you read this, you have access to the report from the Commission on Historic Campus Representations. Whether you have read it or not (at over 90 pages, it’s a significant work!), there may be questions swirling in your mind: Why does this matter? What will the University do? How will this shape my campus experience now?
Apr. 20, 2021
Q&A with Lori Baker, Ph.D.
Spotlighting work going on among Baylor's faculty to continue building a culture of justice and equity.