Diversity and Inclusion

As a leading Christian institution with a strong Baptist heritage and impact that extends throughout Texas and internationally, Baylor University seeks to “educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.” In line with this mission, we seek to embody Christ’s teachings of love and inclusivity across boundaries of racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic, religious, and other expressions of human difference. Because, at Baylor, “Love thy neighbor” are not just words…they are a way of life.

Love Thy Neighbor

Baylor is a university committed to excellence in all things. The diversity of our people makes us strong.

The Baylor family has grown over more than 170 years and each year a diverse group of students who find their home here are adding to the richness of campus life. We experience that through events and celebrations on campus.

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Jun. 27, 2024
Ad Unitatem: Toward Unity

As we survive through this hot Texas summer and hopefully enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of the school year, parts of Founders Mall are being reimagined. If you look now, you will see the construction fences that signify years of preparation coming to fruition.

Feb. 23, 2024
Ceremonial Groundbreaking of Memorial to Enslaved Persons Highlights Baylor Board of Regents Meeting

Gathering on Baylor University’s historic Founders Mall alongside members of the University and Waco communities, the Baylor Board of Regents concluded its regular quarterly meeting today with a ceremonial groundbreaking of the Memorial to Enslaved Persons. 

Feb. 9, 2024
Custody of Centennial Time Capsule Transferred to The Texas Collection

With construction set to begin this summer on the Memorial to Enslaved Persons, Baylor University held a symbolic ceremony today on Founders Mall to transfer custody of its Centennial Time Capsule from the Class of 1945 to The Texas Collection at Baylor.

Jan. 12, 2024
Ad Unitatem: Toward Unity

As we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, let us, as a community, consider some of Dr. King’s most powerful words.

Jan. 9, 2024
Monday MLK Events Canceled Due to Weather: Baylor, Waco Join Together to Commemorate MLK Day with Week of Events

WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2024) – Every year, Americans join together on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – this year on Monday, Jan. 15 – to serve their neighborhoods and communities and through week-long events celebrating the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader. NOTE: Sub-freezing temperatures and dangerous wind chills have canceled some events or altered dates/locations. Monday's community and Truett MLK Day events have been canceled due to the weather.

Jan. 8, 2024
Serving Neighbors in the Rio Grande Valley

Baylor students share their experience from a Christmas missions trip to provide food and medical care to neighbors in South Texas.

Dec. 21, 2023
The Timelessness of Black Gospel Christmas Music

WACO, Texas (Dec. 21, 2023) – From the traditional sound of Go Tell it on the Mountain to the contemporary style of Kirk Franklin, Black Gospel Christmas music conveys a sense of wonder and passion for the Christmas season and the birth of our Savior. Two Baylor University experts in Black gospel music, Bob Darden and Stephen Newby, share their love of the rich sounds of Christmas spirituals.

Aug. 14, 2023
Clarifying recent media reports, commitment to students

Many of you are aware of reports and comments within traditional and social media late last week regarding Baylor University’s correspondence asserting our existing religious exemptions to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).