Ampersand Society 2018 applications are closed. Members of the 2018 have been announced.


We accept applications for Ampersand Society from frosh Baylor students each year following the Celebration of First-Year Excellence (CFYE), an event held early each spring semester.

This semester, CFYE is scheduled for Thursday, 25 January 2018.

We will hold an information meeting about Ampersand Society following the Celebration of First-Year Excellence. At this meeting, we will explain the vision and purpose of the society, our selection criteria, and how Ampersand relates to both the College of Arts & Sciences and SPARK. We are hosting the Spring 2018 Information Meeting on Wednesday, 31 January at 7pm, location Draper 147.

Applications are due no later than Monday, 12 February, 8am.


Our criteria are as follows. An applicant should

  • Be a first-year, full-time student at Baylor;
  • Have earned at least a 3.7 grade point average Fall 2017;
  • Be a declared major in the College of Arts & Sciences;
  • Submit a completed application as an attachment (Word or PDF) via email to Kirsten Escobar at Questions may be directed to Dr. Escobar as well.