Statement of Student Rights


Baylor College of Medicine is committed to creating an environment for students that is conducive to academic success and academic freedom commensurate with all applicable laws and regulations. As students are not only members of the Baylor academic community but are also members of society as a whole, Baylor works to ensure that all rights, protections and guarantees that students are assured as citizens of society are also provided to them within Baylor

Baylor's Statement of Student Rights aligns with the College's mission as a health sciences university that creates knowledge and applies science and discoveries to further education, healthcare and community service locally and globally. These rights embody our values of respect, integrity, innovation, teamwork and excellence, our vision to improve health through science, scholarship and innovation and our adherence to the Institutional Code of Conduct.

Students have the right to freedom of expression within an atmosphere of culturally responsive inclusiveness and sensitivity. The free dissemination of ideas is key to promoting the academic, personal and professional growth of Baylor students.

Students have the right to a safe learning environment that is free of discrimination, violence and harassment. Baylor seeks to provide a community of respect, open communication, collaboration and inclusiveness.

Students have the right to due process in incidents of alleged student misconduct and have the right to appeal decisions in this regard. Baylor strives to guarantee accuracy in academic results and decisions.

Students have the right to confidentiality of education records. Explicit written confidentiality policies and procedures are in place to achieve the protection of all personal information and academic records.


Code of Conduct


The Baylor Code of Conduct is our comprehensive framework for ethical and professional standards. It is designed to ensure that we, all members of the Baylor community, understand the expectations to conduct ourselves in an ethical and professional manner while complying with all laws, regulations, rules and policies to the fullest degree.