Foundation of the Campaign
We pursue bold dreams. We build on a remarkable legacy - with an unwavering commitment to academic excellence, Christian character, the pursuit of solutions and ideas that advance society, and opportunities that shape the whole person through arts and athletics. These pillars are the foundation upon which our future is built.
Unambiguously Christian Educational Environment - Baylor's Baptist founders sought to establish an institution of higher learning that would "meet the needs of all ages to come." Now more than ever, Baylor has the opportunity to demonstrate how both faith and inquiry reveal God's truth; how scholarly discovery inspired by Christian commitment enlivens knowledge and wisdom; and how a preeminent Christian university, through its teaching, research, and service, might offer a distinctive voice and presence in the contemporary world.
Transformational Undergraduate Education - Baylor undergraduate students are part of a dynamic community of accomplished, remarkably diverse men and women who come from all 50 states and around the globe. Within this environment, students are challenged and inspired to build lasting friendships and fulfill their dreams of personal growth, professional achievement, and faith-based service. But learning extends beyond the classroom at Baylor. Our students' educational experiences connect their academic and creative strengths to the surrounding world, providing learning opportunities in the local community and beyond that help prepare them to become leaders who can solve challenging problems in our state, nation, and world.
Research and Scholarship Marked by Quality Impact and Visibility - Groundbreaking research and evidence based, capacity-building partnerships that address the critical issues of our time and create a foundation for future discoveries are at the heart of Baylor's commitment to research. Faculty who are active scholars, noted musicians, and creative artists bring their experience and knowledge into the classrooms, labs, and studios, augmenting undergraduate and graduate education. Baylor faculty members are eager to directly involve students in their research and provide the kind of inspiring mentorship that equips these accomplished men and women to pursue careers in fields across industry, academia, and the medical professions. These professionals serve as ambassadors for Baylor’s excellence across communities around the world.
Nationally Recognized Programs in Human Performance Through the Arts and Athletics - Baylor's commitment to excellence encourages faculty and staff to approach the task of educating students from a holistic point of view. As they prepare students for future professions, faculty also nurture students' passions and help to shape the whole person. This commitment results in nationally acclaimed arts programs at Baylor, where faculty see the students in their classes not as majors and non-majors, but as performers and future patrons. It results in coaches who view their student-athletes as men and women who will leave the University with an appreciation for the highest levels of competition and with the character necessary for success in life after college.