• Introducing #BearsOfBaylor


    “Baylor we are and Baylor we’ll always be, but it’s up to us to define what that means.”

    It’s been almost five years since Robert Griffin III uttered those now-classic words to the Baylor family in front of a national audience, and by now, you’ve probably heard them enough that you might not really think about what they mean any more. But today, I challenge you to do just that — to stop and think about what RG3 was saying.

    “Baylor we are, and Baylor we’ll always be.” Those outside Waco may have a certain view right now of what Baylor stands for, but those of us inside the Baylor family know that the green and gold stands for so many different things. It’s a highly recognized institution of higher education conducting world-class research — and a community where professors aren’t just mentors, but friends. It’s a place where so many have spent four (or five) of the best, most foundational years of their lives, learning and growing in countless ways alongside their peers. And it’s the place where thousands upon thousands of young men and women have found their professional calling, their spouses, and even their Savior.

    Above all, it’s a family. It’s people: students, professors, staff members, administrators, alumni, parents, and more. To recognize that, we’ve recently started a series of posts on this blog we call “#BearsOfBaylor” — stories that, one by one, tell the story of Baylor. We don’t claim it to be an original idea; it’s more of a “back to the basics” move for us, as we refocus on celebrating one another, as Baylor family members, and the accomplishments of those across our university.

    “Baylor we are and Baylor we’ll always be, but it’s up to us to define what that means.” These stories, these people… This is our Baylor.

    Sic ’em, Bears!

    Below are a few of our first #BearsOfBaylor stories; click here to read more.
    * “Are you a first-generation student?
    * “I was homeschooled.
    * “I will be going into the Army.
    * “I always had a prosthetic arm…
    * “Figuring out who I was and who I wanted to be…

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