Civic Engagement Opportunities for Students

Baylor has always provided the world with students who are prepared for worldwide leadership and service. To this end, Baylor is committed to a truly transformational education — one in which students develop their leadership potential, explore their faith and beliefs, increase their desire for wisdom, and prepare for service in a diverse and interconnected global society. 
Civic formation is an indispensable part of this transformational education. Below are just a few of the many resources and opportunities for student leadership development and civic-mindedness. To learn more about civic engagement opportunities for students, please contact Beth Butler (

Baylor in Washington

Through seminars, internship opportunities, and the Washington Semester Program, Baylor in Washington grants students access to the unparalleled experiences and resources only available in the nation's capital.

Office of Engaged Learning

The Office of Engaged Learning is a hub for academic activity focused on helping students and faculty work together to promote the flourishing of neighbors near and far. In the area of civic engagement, the OEL houses multiple programs including the Philanthropy & Public Service Program and the Shepherd Scholars Program.

Civic Learning Courses

Each semester the Office of Engaged Learning offers a variety of courses that emphasize civic learning and public service, focusing on issues such as poverty, advocacy, community development, gender, health and law.

Office of External Affairs 

The office of External Affairs connects students with opportunities to lead, engage, support and celebrate the collective impact of Waco and Baylor.

Baylor Ambassadors

The Baylor Ambassadors is a unique student organization created in1982 responsible for assisting Baylor University in lobbying its local, state, and federal officials as well as hosting public officials that visit campus.


Baylor in Washington

700 K St. NW, Ste. 300
Washington, D.C. 20001

(202) 870-9978