Diversity & Inclusion: A Place for Everyone

At Baylor, we seek to provide students with the opportunity to interact and dialogue with individuals from different backgrounds and diverse experiences. Through our residential communities, organizations, activities and classrooms, we hope to prepare our students for meaningful engagement in a global society.


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Multicultural Programs

Baylor is committed to community and inclusivity across race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economics, religion, and other expressions of human experiences. We encourage you to learn more and get involved!

Student Organizations
We’re created for community

Baylor currently has over 40 academic/professional, religious, Greek and special interest multicultural organizations.

Multicultural Affairs
A place for everyone

Multicultural Affairs helps all students on their journey to self-awareness. The department assists students in learning about the many cultures represented on campus, as well as explore opportunities to dialogue across differences.

Global Engagement
Connecting cultures, shaping the world

The Center of Global Engagement works with individuals and groups throughout campus to explore the world through International travel, research, and study. Our hope is to develop greater cultural competency and understanding that supports an increasingly diverse campus community.

Better Together BU
Reflect on culture, community and sense of "self"

Better Together BU is our on-campus interfaith group, one of many in the nation. Our group is part of Interfaith Youth Core's national network of people who are passionate about interfaith dialogue, working together to solve global issues, and becoming better leaders and citizens.

International Student & Scholar Services
Connect to the Baylor experience

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Office provides guidance and support to those at Baylor who have an F-1 or J-1 visa, helping them with their initial transition to Baylor and their connection to the Baylor experience.

Diversity & Inclusion
Embrace differences, foster belonging and thrive together

In line with Baylor’s Christian mission, we seek to embody Christ’s teachings of love and inclusivity across boundaries. At Baylor, we believing in living out “Love thy neighbor.”

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Approximately 40 different religious affiliations


Alumni all over the world


Multicultural organizations


International and local fraternity and sorority organizations


Countries represented

Student Resources

At Baylor, we are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students. We offer a range of resources including student organizations, programs and services designed to promote equity and space for students to connect with others from diverse backgrounds.

Annual Events

Departments across campus host multiple annual events, each with a unique focus on diversity and inclusion. Explore the links below to learn more about each event!

Hispanic Heritage Month
Celebrate Hispanic culture and contributions

The United States honors Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Throughout this month-long celebration, we recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans who’ve shaped our nation while honoring their heritage and culture.

Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month
Recognize Asian Americans & Pacific Islander heritage

Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated in May throughout the United States to recognize the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and celebrate the group's heritage and culture. On campus, we celebrate with a month of events between mid-October to mid-November so that more students will be on campus to enjoy the festivities.

Black History Month
Embrace history, enrich knowledge & celebrate diversity

Black History Month is celebrated throughout the month of February in honor of the achievements and recognition of African Americans and Black individuals in our country. We join in celebrating this month with a calendar of events that embraces history, enriches knowledge, and encourages us to celebrate the diversity within our Baylor family.

Women's History Month
Recognize the great contributions women have made

Multicultural Affairs celebrates Women's History Month through a series of events, recognizing the great contributions that women have made to our nation and our campus!

Kente Ceremony
Celebrate academic excellence of graduates

The Kente Ceremony at Baylor University is held to honor and celebrate the academic accomplishments of graduates in multicultural affairs. It's a joyous occasion that marks the beginning of their promising future and acknowledges their contributions to the university's growth.

Native American Heritage Month
Honoring indigenous cultural diversity

November is Native American Heritage Month — a time where we honor and celebrate the culture and contributions of Indigenous peoples. We recognize that Baylor University physically sits on Indigenous land — specifically that of the Waco, Jumanos, Tonkawa, and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) peoples.