Student Leadership is a central component of life at the Honors Residential College. Many of the residents are leaders in organizations, academic initiatives, and community engagement opportunities throughout Baylor's campus and the Waco community, and we also have two student leadership teams that support the life of the HRC.
Community Leaders are employed through Campus Living & Learning to provide leadership and support in the residence halls, and the HRC is home to 8 Community Leaders. The College Council is a group of student volunteers who work alongside Community Leaders to lead programming, mentorship, and service initiatives in the HRC. Both the College Council and the Community Leaders serve and support their neighbors and work to establish a loving, inclusive, and fun community in the HRC.
The Community Leader (CL) serves students in one of Baylor’s residential communities by exemplifying and implementing the values and policies of Campus Living & Learning. The CL provides leadership by fostering community and cultivating relationships, mentoring residents, and facilitating learning through efforts that integrate aspects of diversity, faith development, academics and relationships.
The College Council is a group of student volunteers who work alongside the Community Leader team and the Senior Staff to support the life of the Honors Residential College. Through programming, mentorship, and community engagement, the College Council helps to create a community where residents of the HRC can pursue the love of God, love of neighbor, and the love of learning. The College Council is comprised of five committees.
The academic committee works to provide opportunities for new and unique learning experiences. The goal of the committee is to allow learning to be a communal and engaging experience that fosters a love for learning not as a means to an end but as an end in and of itself. Learning to learn better, more effectively, and bringing the community together around scholarship outside of the classroom where requirements are left behind and passion for knowledge is championed are just a couple of the ways the Academic Committee aspires to serve the HRC Community.
There are four physical floors in the HRC. The Fifth Floor is the space outside our walls, reaching our greater community. The mission of the Fifth Floor is to encourage HRC students to pursue a service-led lifestyle celebrating the physical, communal, and educational gifts in our community and abroad through a dedication to loving God and loving others.
The Mission of the Social Committee is to promote, facilitate, and enhance friendship and community through intentionality and fun events so that all students feel welcome, included, and refreshed.
The Spiritual Life Committee closely works with the Resident Chaplains to encourage among HRC members the love of God and the love of neighbor. Leading by example, the committee strives to foster spiritual growth, confidence in our relationship with Jesus Christ, and empathy and vulnerability within the HRC community.
We humbly support the rest of College Council by promoting the character of the Honors Residential College through logistical and interpersonal communications.
To learn more about the work of the student leaders, please refer to our Traditions page and follow us on social media.