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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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).

Apr. 4, 2023
Baylor University Dedicates Statues of First Black Graduates on Historic Day

WACO, Texas (April 4, 2023) – Before a celebratory crowd in front of the iconic Tidwell Bible Building, Baylor University today unveiled and dedicated statues honoring the University’s first Black graduates, the late Rev. Robert L. Gilbert, B.A. ’67, and Barbara A. Walker, B.A. ’67.

Mar. 17, 2023
eNews: Archeological Experts Complete Survey of The Quadrangle

In May 2022, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved a four-phase framework to address the strategic priorities identified by the Commission on Historic Campus Representations.

Feb. 3, 2023
Ad Unitatem: Founders Mall update

We’re going to start Black History Month with a bang!

Baylor University is celebrating the diversity of the Baylor Family in a number of ways.

Jul. 29, 2022
Baylor Board of Regents Annual Retreat Welcomes Five New Members, Focuses Discussions on Governance, Baptist History

WACO, Texas (July 29, 2022) – For the first time since summer 2019, the Baylor University Board of Regents held its annual summer retreat off campus, this time in San Antonio, the nation’s seventh largest city. The Board welcomed five new Regents to their first official meeting and – with no items on the agenda requiring Board action – focused its discussion on effective governance, Baptist history and looking ahead to the fall semester.

Jul. 13, 2022
Baylor Chemist Leads $1.3 Million Research Project to Make Chemistry Labs and Concepts Accessible to Blind and Low Vision Students

WACO, Texas (July 12, 2022) – Baylor University chemist Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to take dramatic steps to open chemistry classes and labs to students with blindness or low vision.

Jun. 29, 2022
Ad Unitatem: Toward Unity

There are four major elements to an institution: its policies, its processes, its practices and its people. This matrix informs us as to whether or not an institution is just, but the most powerful of these four elements is the people, and Baylor’s greatest assets are its people.

May 20, 2022
Baylor Regents Extend President Livingstone’s Contract to 2032

WACO, Texas (May 25, 2022) – At its regular May meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents voted to extend the contract of President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., to 2032 in recognition of her exemplary University and national leadership that has elevated Baylor as a preeminent Christian research university with strengths across the board in academics, research and athletics.