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.
Honors Residential College Leadership Covenant
As part of the Honors College at Baylor University, the Honors Residential College cultivates a common life that forms students toward loving truth, kindling faith, and cultivating virtue in friendship, study, and service to Christ and neighbor.
In service to this moral vision, the Leaders of the Honors Residential College pledge to lead the community toward integrating love of learning and love of neighbor and God such that our work as a community participates in God’s purposes for creation. Accordingly, we seek to serve the community by leading it toward the development of the following habituated practices by way of fully integrated education.
Integrated Study – transdisciplinary learning that shapes the whole person
Joyful Service – seeking the good for and with others
Unlikely Friendships – risking the status quo to cross boundaries
Intentional Living – ordering one’s time in purposeful, daily habits
Creative Stewardship – cultivating care for all God’s gifts
Habits for Wellness – Sabbath-shaped work, leisure, exercise, and nourishment
Moral Character – fostering virtue in oneself and others
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 seeks to foster a healthy, thriving intellectual community and to be an active part of the personal, academic, and professional growth of the HRC. We strive to intentionally prepare students for their futures after graduation through mentoring, supporting, and celebrating the community of the HRC.
The mission of the Service Committee is to cultivate an environment of joyful service within the HRC. We seek to inspire our HRC neighbors to embody a lifestyle of Christlike servitude by meeting the needs of our neighbors in the HRC and our greater community both locally and globally.
This Social Committee organizes fun events that promote a welcoming environment, enhance community, and cultivate friendship for all HRC residents.
Spiritual Life Committee
The Spiritual Life Committee is devoted to the love of God and the love of neighbor. We desire to walk alongside the HRC Community as friends by providing space for people to be formed by a growing relationship with Jesus through spiritual practices, chapel, and community events. Moreover, we invite all members of the HRC into dedicated fellowship and discipleship as we seek joy and rest together.
Public Relations Committee
The Public Relations (PR) Committee promotes and fosters the culture of the Honors Residential College through logistical and interpersonal communications which include social media, community tours, photography, graphic design, and supporting the rest of College Council.
To learn more about the work of the student leaders, please refer to our Traditions page and follow us on social media.