Draper Academic Building

HRC Draper

The HRC project will include improvement and renovation of Draper Academic Building, providing space to bring Honors College faculty together in office, seminar, and classroom space for the Honors Residential College, as well as students from Baylor’s other 11 schools and colleges attending honors classes. An additional $13 million funded through gifts and pledges to the University will support this project element, together with HRC additions.

The office suites represent support spaces for honors faculty and staff within the Honors College’s two undergraduate majors, University Scholars and Great Texts, and two programs, the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) and the Honors Program.

The Honors College project, encompassing substantial improvements to the HRC and Draper Academic Building, represents a major investment in transformational undergraduate education at Baylor. It builds on a legacy of nationally acclaimed honors education and prepares the Honors College for even greater accomplishment as envisioned in Illuminate.

Through a greater footprint on Baylor’s campus, and in dedicated spaces that establish more firmly the presence and character of the Honors College, the project provides a more accessible point of entry for all Baylor students to interact with the programs and faculty who make up this important part of Baylor’s community.

Giving Opportunities

The Honors College is seeking members of the Baylor Family to consider a philanthropic gift to the project to help fund these additional spaces that will help to strengthen the community within the Honors Residential College. Naming opportunities range from $20,000 to $500,000 and include:

  • office suites and
  • conference rooms

Contact Us
David Cortes

To learn more about opportunities to give to the Honors College, contact David Cortes, Assistant Vice President for Development & Foundation Relations.

David Cortes
Assistant Vice President for Development & Foundation Relations