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Baylor University

Educational Resources

Libraries

Moody Memorial and Jesse H. Jones libraries (Central University Libraries) Government Documents - depository for U.S. Government publications Crouch Fine Arts Library - collections of medieval music manuscripts and early printed music, early American song books, 18th century editions of ensemble music Armstrong Browning Library - collections of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 19th century American and British literature Baylor Collections of Political Materials - congressional papers of former congressman and state legislators, judges, editorial cartoons The Texas Collection - extensive collections of historical manuscripts, books, periodicals, maps, photographs and newspapers relating to Texas, affiliate of the Texas State Publications Depository program, historical Baptist materials Sheridan and John Eddie Williams Legal Research and Technology Center - collection of rare legal books including Las Siete Partidas and a nearly complete collection of the session laws of Texas, private collections including volumes of first editions, rare printings of pre-eminent legal writing, novels and research titles. Strecker Museum Library - special collections such as herpetological libraries J.M. Dawson Church-State Research Center - collection of church-state materials Learning Resource Center, School of Education - collections of materials and resources relating to education and teaching Learning Resources Center, Louise Herrington School of Nursing (Dallas) - collection of health sciences materials

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,165,992 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 20,027 current serial subscriptions.
  • 2,117,565 microforms.
  • 87,442 Audio/Visual items.
  • 32,353 e-books.

Museums & Art

Museums: 1. The Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science and Cultural History Museum Complex -Ollie Mae Moen Discovery Center and Children's Museum -Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village -the Strecker Museum -the Jeanes Discovery Center -the Thomas E. and Emilyne Anding Exhibitions Gallery 2. Albritton Art Museum 3. Martin Museum of Art 4. The University Gallery 5. Armstrong Browning Library and the Browning Collection 6. The Waco Mammoth site -- archeological dig site, accepts both scholars Special Academic Buildings/equipment 1. Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center -Lewis Art Building -Jones and Mabee theaters 2. Glennis McCrary Music Building -Jones Conert Hall 3. Waco Hall -Waco Hall auditorium -Roxy Grove concert hall -Recital Hall II 4. Pogue Library -Baylor collection of political materials -Center for International Education 5. Carroll library -The Texas Collection -The J.M. Dawson Institute for Church-State Studies -Center for American and Jewish Studies -Institute for Oral History 6. Paul and Katy Piper Center for Child Development 7. CASPER ? Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, & Engineering Research 8. Academy of Health Sciences in affiliation with Ft. Sam Houston Army base in San Antonio, TX 9. The School of Education?s Learning Resource Center 10. The Crouch Music Library 11. The Law Library (Sheridan and John Eddie Williams Legal Research Center) 12. Institute of Archeology 13. Truett Seminary 14. Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas 15. Morrison Halls? Honors College 16. Joy C. Reynolds Preschool language Institute 17. The Carlisle Geological Research Center 18. Glasscock Environmental Studies Center in the Goebel Building 19. Center for Community Research and Science Development 20. Center for Applied Geographics and Spatial Research. 21. Center for Analytical Spectroscopy 22. Institute for Air Science

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,696 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 0 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 0 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 98% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 10,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance, other

Remedial

math, writing, study skills

Counseling

career, personal, academic, psychological, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 34% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 2% of housing units are Singles.
  • 63% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 12% of housing units are Triples.
  • 23% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 17 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 29% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 98% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 80% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: SING, Dia Del Oso (Day of the Bear), PoWoW, Fiesta on the River, Homecoming, Place 2BU events, Stomp Show, and Steppin' Out
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 300 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Arts & Sciences: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Eta Sigma Phi, Kappa Omicron Nu, Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Alpha Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Gamma Esilon, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Upsilon Pi Epsilon. Business: Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Epsilon Delta Pi, Financial Management Assoc. National Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon. Education: Kappa Delta Pi. Computer Science: Upsilon Pi Epsilon. Music: Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Nursing: Sigma Theta Tau. General: Alpha Chi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Gamma Beta Phi, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Golden Key National Honor Society, Mortar Board, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Beta Kappa.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asians for Christ, Baptist Student Ministries, Baptist Student Ministries--Nursing School, Baylor Religious Hour Choir, Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Greek Council for Christ, Heavenly Voices
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Assoc. , Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Asians for Christ, Asian Student Assoc. , Assoc. of Black Students at Baylor, Ballet Folklorico Oceloti, Baylor Chinese Students and Scholars Assoc. , Baylor Italian Club, Brazilian Student Assoc. , Chinese Student Assoc. , Delta Sigma Theta, Filipino Student Assoc. , Gamma Alpha Omega, Hispanic Student Assoc. , Indian Subcontinent Student Assoc. , International Studies Assoc. , Japanese Student Assoc. , Kappa Alpha Psi, Korean Student Assoc. , Latin Dance Society, Minority Assoc. of Pre-Health Students, Minority Business Assoc. , Native American Student Assoc. , Taiwan R. O. C. Student Assoc. , Vietnamese Student Assoc. , Zeta Phi Beta
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baylor has academic/professional groups in every one of the schools and the college (e. g. , American Chemical Society and Baylor Forensics Team); departmental and university groups (e. g. , Baylor Chamber of Commerce and Student Foundation); honor societies (previously listed); musical and performing arts groups (e. g. , Concert Choir and Courtside Players); political organizations; religious organizations (previously listed); representative groups (e. g. , Student Government and Panhellenic Council); residence hall councils; service organizations (e. g. , Alpha Phi Omega and Circle K); social fraternities (15 national and 3 local groups); social sororities (12 national and 2 local groups); and spirit, sport, and recreational groups (e. g. , Fencing Club and Water Ski Team). A complete list of all recognized organizations may be found at http: //www. baylor. edu/student_activities/index. php? id=3174.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Baylor Lariat (Tuesdays - Fridays)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Dallas/Ft. Worth (100), Waco (5)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): McGregor (20)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Waco (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 13% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,100
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 22 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 13% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 18 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 17% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, honor code, hazing prohibited

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