WACO, TX — Baylor President Linda Livingstone released a statement on Tuesday about human sexuality.
The statement said over the past several months, there have been an increased number of questions raised regarding Baylor's stance on human sexuality and those who identify as LGBTQ.
"Baylor is committed to providing a loving and caring community for all students – including our LGBTQ students – because it is part and parcel of our University’s mission that calls us to educate our students within a caring community," the statement said.
In the statement, there were a few facts to provide clarity:
- Baylor is in compliance with Title IX and other federal and state regulations regarding the services and the support we provide to our LGBTQ students.
- Students are not disciplined or expelled from Baylor for same-sex attraction.
- In addition to the ongoing presence of many caring, trusted faculty and staff members, Baylor provides resources for LGBTQ students through the Title IX Office, Bias Response Team, Chaplain’s Office and Spiritual Life, and the Counseling Center.
- Baylor counselors do not practice or condone conversion or reparative therapy.
The university said it understands that they must do more to demonstrate love and support for students who identify as LGBTQ.