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Baylor University to Establish Brooks College

[Baylor University Seal] — Baylor University in Texas is one of the most well-known Baptist universities in the United States. Two years ago we reported on the creation of a faculty-in-residence program at Baylor, and now it is a pleasure to announce that Baylor will soon establish its first complete residential college.

As part of a large project to replace Brooks Hall, the oldest dormitory on the Baylor campus, the university will create a residential college that will be called Brooks College. Baylor’s news release describing the project says that “Brooks College is proposed as a traditional residential college, offering 384 students across all disciplines the opportunity to live and learn in a community that is faculty-led. Brooks College will be open to freshmen, as well as upper class students.” The university reports that the new residential college will include:

  • Traditional student rooms in single and double occupancy with semi-private baths
  • 1 Resident Faculty
  • 1 Resident Chaplain
  • 12 Community Leaders
  • Great Hall; Dining Room
  • Chapel
  • Library and Resource Center
  • Seminar and Classroom
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Resident Lounges
  • Junior and Senior Commons Rooms
  • Multipurpose Room

Congratulations to Baylor on this very important project. May Brooks College be the first of a whole system of colleges that will provide rich and vibrant homes to generations of Baylor students.

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