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Civic Scholars Program


Graduate with the Distinction of a Civic Scholar

The mission of Baylor’s Civic Scholars program is to foster in students both the ability and desire to make a positive difference in the world by positioning themselves as leaders in civic engagement and community development.

Civic engagement is a form of service leadership focused on contributing to the greater good. The current program is headed by humanities specialist in the Upper School Learning Center and a dorm parent, Mary Beth Hopping. Baylor’s Civic Scholars employ any number of disciplines and a variety of methods to make a difference in the civic life of their broader communities now and in the future.

The program helps students reach beyond themselves and beyond Baylor in seeking opportunities to make a difference in the civic life of their broader communities now and in the future. Components of the program include curriculum, extra-curricular activities, civic leadership experiences, a digital portfolio, and a capstone project focused on meaningful civic engagement.  While fostering and promoting a respectful, courteous, and productive environment for civic discourse is an expectation for all Baylor students, Civic Scholars are also expected to welcome a leadership role in this area both inside and outside the school community.


Harvard Model Congress

Participation in the Harvard Model Congress conference in San Francisco is one of many opportunities for Civic Scholars to engage in the community and the greater world around them.

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Don’t just learn about the world. Lead it.

If you have an interest in classes, extracurricular activities, and experiential opportunities that inspire deeper civic engagement in communities, you may want to pursue a concentrated study through Baylor's  Civic Scholars Program.

Civic Scholars Capstone 

The goal of the capstone project is to make a robust contribution to the common good through one or more of the following areas:

·  A civic issue of public policy, environmentalism, community or national service, or volunteering and service learning.

·  A connection between Baylor and the civic life of a larger community that is new and authentic.

·  Civic awareness and engagement at Baylor.