Our Traditions

Mentor Groups: Incoming first-years are assigned to a Mentor Group led by an upper-division student living in the hall. These groups meet on a regular basis and help to promote and encourage the community atmosphere as well as allow students to learn and grow in their leadership abilities on a smaller, more personal scale.

Residence Hall Life: Students in IMPACT & LEAD have the opportunity to connect with fellow residents through many events dedicated to building community!

  • Acts 2:42 Night: 2:42 night is based on the Bible verse Acts 2:42 which, in summary, discusses how the early Christians lived in deep community. This tradition is held every Thursday night and consists of a variety of events such as karaoke night, games, movies, or community service projects!
  • Intramural Sports: IMPACT & LEAD offers a variety of options for men and women to compete against other residence halls, student organizations, and sororities/fraternities in intramural athletics.
  • Formal/Semi-formal: IMPACT & LEAD hosts special gatherings in the fall (semi-formal) and spring (formal) where residents can dress up, eat, dance, and take pictures with their friends! 

Community Engagement and Service: Philanthropy is a critical component of our life and work together. Each student living in IMPACT & LEAD will complete 10 service hours each semester. The LLC offers service opportunities in hall, as well as with various Baylor and Waco organizations.

LDS 1301 Course: All students selected to live in IMPACT & LEAD are required to enroll in a shared academic course together, Introduction to Leadership (LDS1301). You will be pre-registered for a section of this class along with the other LLC students from your Mentor Group. Your advisor will help to ensure you register for the correct course when you choose classes for the fall semester. This class also counts towards the Leadership Studies minor, which you are encouraged to pursue throughout your time at Baylor (see here for more information).

Serve on the IMPACT & LEAD Team: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors have the option of returning to live in the community again and serve on the IMPACT & LEAD Team. Applications for this student leadership team are available in the fall semester. Upper-division students have the option of serving on the following teams:

  • Mentor Team: Mentors are given a group of incoming students to meet with weekly in order to assist with first-year transition and success, and help new students get connected to the LLC and Baylor communities. Mentors also take a 3000-level leadership course in order to learn how to be an effective leader to these students and make each one feel welcomed to the community.
  • Fellowship Team: Fellowship is in charge of arranging most LLC events such as 2:42, intramurals, formal, semiformal, and other fun events and games that occur throughout the year. They are also in charge of passive programming, leaving treats and other fun encouragements at residents' doors.
  • Correspondence Team: The members of this team are the keepers of the LLC's stories. They take pictures at events, maintain the LLC social media platforms, and publish the community's weekly newsletter, the Leadership Street Journal (LSJ).
  • Service Team: This team organize service projects in which the residents can participate in order to receive their required 10 hours of community service. Service team also logs and tracks these hours via Connect.
  • Executive Team: Exec team consists of third and fourth year students who have served previously on IMPACT & LEAD team. It consists of a Mentor, Fellowship, Correspondence, and Service team director along with a CL Liaison, who serves as the bridge between the Community Leaders and student leader team, and an IMPACT & LEAD Liaison, who serves as the bridge between the residential program and student alumni and other student organizations on campus. Exec team is led by a senior Student Executive Director.




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