Baylor Interdisciplinary Poverty Initiative

The Baylor Interdisciplinary Poverty Initiative (BIPI) is designed to create a catalyst for social change around issues of poverty, social justice, and human capability. The project is administered through the Division of Student Life in partnership with a faculty director and advisory committee. There is a focus on discipline-based service, and faculty partnerships and civic research is encouraged.

BIPI serves as the umbrella for several affiliate projects and initiatives such as the Campus Kitchens Project at Baylor, the Open Table Movement, an interdisciplinary minor in Poverty and Social Justice, a community garden, an 8-10 week summer internship and fellowship program, issue specific immersion trips, and conferences and symposia.

Information on the following will be posted soon:

  • Faculty and Staff Advisory Committee
  • Poverty and Social Justice Minor
  • Service Learning mini grants for faculty led service learning projects
  • Funding for undergraduates who wish to present/publish research related to social issue
  • 8-10 week Summer Internships and Fellowship Program (local and nattional placements)
  • Annual Social Justice Conference, film series, panels discussions
  • Issue-specific Alternative Spring Break trips
  • The Campus Kitchens Project (

Please contact for more information on the minor in Poverty and Social Justice.

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