For more than 170 years, Baylor University has been focused on this singular purpose: to provide a safe and supportive environment where students from all walks of life can find and follow their callings and grow into the people God intends them to be. Our commitment to our students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends begins here.
Our commitment includes doing everything possible to prevent, respond to and support those who encounter sexual violence while a part of our campus community. We are on a course of continuous improvement, working to establish systems, processes and resources that are supportive, responsive, fair and thorough in upholding students’ access to an education. We commit to do the right things for the well-being of our students.
Baylor will not waver in its promise to continuously improve its processes and systems to respond to incidents of sexual violence or in its support for the wellbeing and safety of all students.
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Added security for students, improved response in a medical emergency and a direct line in a crisis situation – all are built in features of Baylor Department of Public Safety’s BU Campus Guardian App.
I am honored for the opportunity to lead Baylor University — its students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends — into a very bright and exciting future as we continue to develop the heart of Baylor: our students.
When I accepted the job as Baylor University’s vice president and director of Athletics last summer, there was no shortage of people — including some of my closest friends — who questioned my decision.
Our hearts go out to any victims of sexual assault. Any assault involving members of our campus community is reprehensible and inexcusable. Baylor University has taken unprecedented actions that have been well-documented in response to the issue of past and alleged sexual assaults involving our campus community.
The Baylor University Board of Regents has committed itself to the highest standards in the governance of the University and in support of the Baylor mission. We have heard the concerns of our community and pledge to listen and respond to calls for increased transparency and accountability.
These past few weeks and months have been trying. The national media spotlight has shone brightly on Baylor University and emotions are running high. At this time, it is important to reflect on the institution we all love – the Baylor that continues to be a vibrant community where students engage spiritually and intellectually and build bonds that last a lifetime.