About Student Development

Our Mission

The Mission of Student Development is to facilitate the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical growth of Baylor students and provide a number of opportunities for students to become involved in the University from the day a student is admitted to the day of commencement. It is also to facilitate interaction, understanding, and collaboration between faculty, staff, and students regarding meaningful student life experiences.

Our Purpose

The Purpose of the Office of the Dean for Student Development is to provide leadership to the departments encompassed in Student Development; support, guidance, mentoring, advocacy and direction for all students, and collaboration with University staff, faculty, and students on division- and campus wide initiatives. This office supports the initiatives, vision, and planning of the Vice President for Student Life as well as University-wide endeavors.

Our Vision

The Vision of Student Development is to cultivate, enhance, and support transformational education through student engagement, cultural competence, interpersonal growth, and community engagement and partnerships.