Baylor's growth as a research university is rooted in its enduring Christian commitment. We believe all truth is God's truth, fully open to inquiry and debate within the free marketplace of ideas that top-tier academic institutions foster. Illuminate, the University's Academic Strategic Plan, calls for Baylor faculty to engage in multidisciplinary academic initiatives and contribute as mentors to undergraduates and graduate students through high-impact learning experiences.
Gifts to endowed excellence funds provide lasting support to launch and sustain work in areas that reflect the highest priorities of the University. Endowed funds enable an investment in discretionary resources to pursue bold ideas, in which faculty can invest. Future pursuits through projects and partnerships support an environment where innovation leads to discovery.