In keeping with Baylor University’s Christian mission and its historic partnership with Texas Baptists, all members of the University community are encouraged to consider and respect the teachings of Jesus and the beliefs common to the Christian church. As indicated in Baylor’s Statement on Human Sexuality, “The University affirms the biblical understanding of sexuality as a gift from God. Christian churches across the ages and around the world have affirmed purity in singleness and fidelity in marriage between a man and a woman as the biblical norm.”
Sexual relations of any kind outside of a marriage between a man and a woman are not in keeping with the teaching of Scripture, as understood by the preponderance of Christian congregations and denominations throughout history, including the 5,000-plus churches affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Therefore, as a matter of moral commitment and Christian witness, all members of the University community are expected to abide by Baylor’s Sexual Conduct Policy and to respect this understanding of sexual relationships.