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.
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!
Baylor currently has over 40 academic/professional, religious, Greek and special interest multicultural organizations.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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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.
Cultivating Global Leaders
Baylor staff and faculty are dedicated to supporting the University’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership. Through a diverse range of academic programs and courses, we cultivate global leaders who embrace new perspectives, worldviews and frameworks of thinking.
Baylor University staff and faculty are committed to supporting the University’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership by offering a range of academic programs and courses that introduce students to new perspectives, worldviews, and frameworks of thinking to develop the Christian values of compassion, empathy, and humility.
At Baylor, we’re committed to community through creating a nurturing environment where people of all backgrounds can come together and be celebrated.
Baylor University, a nationally ranked research institution with a focus on both academics and Christian faith, is also a thriving campus where students, staff, and faculty alike can experience belonging within many communities and through many programs.
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!
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 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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diversity and equity are not zero-sum games. Consider one of the texts of Scripture that we often try to qualify, which can be found in each of the three Synoptic Gospels: Jesus’ conversation with the rich young ruler.