During World War II, more than 4,000 Baylor men and women served in all branches of the armed forces. By the end of the war, 125 had made the supreme sacrifice in defense of their country — a mortality rate said to be double that of the nation's population at large. To commemorate those who had fallen, red granite lampposts were erected across campus to stand as a guard of honor by day and to illuminate the streets and paths by night. A plaque, engraved with the name of one who died and erected by their loved ones, was attached to every post, and it is a tradition that continues to this day.
Baylor University believes that mental health is a key part to overall health. We realize that our students, Veteran or not, have experiences that may need to be addressed. Our University offers in-person robust medical and counseling services through the Baylor Health Center and Counseling Center, as well as free virtual services through Academic Live Care.
A gift to the Counseling Center Excellence Fund allows for programs that foster wholeness for every student through caring relationships, cultural humility and integrated mental health services may continue.