Joao Pedro Costa Grillo Moraes
Religion, Business Administration; Honors Program, BIC
"In the HRC, I found more than just friends. Here, I found community."
"Life in the HRC is with a community full of individuals who push me to be the best version of myself each and every day. The people are very kind, humble, and warm. As soon as I walk back from class and enter the lobby, I am inevitably greeted with a smiling face from someone else who lives here. The HRC is a home away from home. A loving, supportive community who despite an academically rigorous stereotype, is full of spontaneous people who love to go on adventures. The people are open minded, broad thinkers who can switch from having an in depth conversation about an ancient thinker to talking about dogs in the span of a minute. They are fun, enjoy a good board game night, and like to laugh and I could not imagine my time at Baylor without this community."
University Scholar (Creative Writing)
"The HRC has given me the time and space to chase my vocation, develop faithful leadership, and practice edifying friendships. Because of my formation here, I feel more confident with who I am and who God calls me to be in the world."
University Scholar (Communication Sciences & Disorders, Neuroscience)
"The HRC is a microcosm of ideal community. People of vastly different backgrounds and experiences come together and find valuable, time-testable friendships that spark new ideas about how best to care for ourselves and our neighbors. Our orienting ideas are all grounded in love of God, of learning, and of neighbor, and that really shows on every level of our community."
University Scholars, Concentrations in Religion and Linguistics (Class of 2017)
"I wouldn't be who I am today without the HRC. Throughout my four years in Alexander Hall, I learned how to share my life with others, practice long-lasting spiritual disciplines, and explore big questions from a solid moral and intellectual framework. And I laughed a lot!"
Biochemistry, Great Texts Minor; Honors Program
"I love how the community of students, faculty, and staff at the Honors Residential College challenge and encourage us to grow not only academically but also spiritually and in meaningful friendship with each other. With our many fun traditions, we take breaks from studying to fight zombies, have quiz bowls, eat grilled cheeses and have a dance party before Finals Week together, and more! But we also spend time worshiping, volunteering, and doing everyday life together. Through our shared love of learning, striving for community, and desire for fun, I have formed so many amazing friendships and had such meaningful conversations with people of all different backgrounds, interests, and future goals at the HRC. I am immensely grateful to be a part of this community."