Student Regent Requirements

Baylor University

Duties of the Position

The Student Regent is a member of the Board of Regents who works on behalf of the best interest of Baylor University through facilitating and communicating the views and interests of students.



At the time of application, a candidate for Student Regent must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at Baylor University with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the semester immediately prior to the application period.  Throughout his/her term, the Student Regent must remain enrolled as a full-time student in good standing at Baylor University and maintain a minimum semester GPA of 2.75.

Furthermore, in order to function most effectively in this role, applicants must be knowledgeable of the mission, vision, goals and aspirations of Baylor University; have a general understanding of the functions of the Baylor University Board of Regents; possess proven experience as a student leader; and have demonstrated the desire and ability to understand and communicate the views and interests of students.

As is consistent with the faith-based mission of the University, the Student Regent must be a committed Christian and have accepted Jesus Christ as both Lord and Savior and live in a manner that demonstrates his or her commitment to Him.

Due to the nature of this position, a conflict of interest disclosure form and a confidentiality agreement will be required to serve on the Board.


Selection Process

The Office of the Board Professional will appoint and facilitate a committee process that reviews Student Regent applications and recommends candidates to the Nominating, Governance, and Regent Leadership Committee of the Board of Regents. This Committee will review the recommendations and make a final recommendation to the Board of Regents.  The Board of Regents will select Student Regents as consistent with Board policy.  While elected at the May Board of Regents meeting, the selected Student Regent will officially assume the position on the following June 1st.  The newly selected Student Regent’s first meeting will be in July.

All applications must be turned in to Sarah Schmuck,, Board Relations Specialist, no later than 5 p.m. on January 25th, 2021. For more information, please contact either or



Baylor University Student Regent Selection Timeline

January 25, 2021 - Student Regent application packet due to Sarah Schmuck, Board Relations Specialist, by 5:00 PM

January 27, 2021 -Student Regent Selection Committee interviews candidates and selects semi-finalists

February 1-2, 2021 - Semi-finalists interview with a select group of Regents who identify finalists

February 19, 2021 - Finalists presented to the Nominating, Governance, and Regent Leadership Committee for final selection


To access the application, click here.