Our Progress

Implementation of the comprehensive recommendations that resulted from Pepper Hamilton’s independent investigation began in June 2016. Faculty, staff and students from across the University joined together in implementation teams to address the identified areas of improvement.

By March 2017, 80 percent of the recommendations were completed or operationalized by responsible departments. The remaining 20 percent were in various stages of work; all will be completed and/or operationalized. An internal audit will be conducted to ensure full implementation and sustainability of improvements.

News and Updates

Oct
20
2017
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding SACSCOC Accreditation.
Oct
20
2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – During its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents heard updates from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on the University’s recent successful accreditation visit, academic strategic planning process and new organizational changes, and celebrated the recipients of the 2017 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards.
Oct
20
2017
From October 1-4, 2017, the University hosted a Special Committee on campus related to the warning sanction that the institution received in December 2016.
Aug
9
2017
Mark Childers, associate vice president of public safety and security, discusses the implementation of more than 1,000 security cameras on and around the Baylor campus. Childers described this initiative as another example of the Department of Public Safety’s focus on continuous improvement. “(Public safety) is that intense, a 24/7 strong forward lean,” said Childers. “Always assessing and re-assessing what we’re doing. We can never stop and say, ‘We’ve made it.’”
Jul
25
2017
Last week the Baylor University Board of Regents held its quarterly meeting, which included an orientation for seven new Regents, a new committee structure and implementation of a comprehensive slate of governance reforms aimed at making our University even better.
Jul
21
2017
WACO, Texas (July 21, 2017) – The Baylor University Board of Regents held its first meeting since adopting a slate of best-practice governance reforms in the spring that enhance operations, Board diversity, open communication and constituent representation.
Jul
3
2017
Added security for students, improved response in a medical emergency and a direct line in a crisis situation – all are built in features of Baylor Department of Public Safety’s BU Campus Guardian App.
May
27
2017
I leave the office of the president confident that what has been planted this past year will further Baylor’s grand ambitions as a national research university grounded in Christian principles.
May
26
2017
For the past 12 months, Baylor University has been intensely focused on substantive improvements to awareness, prevention and response to the needs of those impacted by sexual violence.
May
20
2017
I call Waco, Texas, of all places, because there is an agency there known as the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children. According to the website, it began as the Waco Rape Crisis Center in 1976 and has since mushroomed to serve all crime victims, include those of sexual assault.