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Paul L. Foster Success Center
Support Baylor students by helping us maximize opportunities for academic success!

Baylor’s Paul L. Foster Success Center provides an encouraging, supportive and caring environment for all students with a wide range of services intentionally designed to maximize opportunities for success.

The Success Center consists of 5  departments: Academic Support Programs, McNair Scholars Program, Office of Access and Learning Accommodation, Student Success Initiatives and University Advisement.

We invite you to partner with us in helping all students thrive. Your gift today will have a lasting and immediate impact in meeting Baylor student needs -

  • Raise the impact of our Tutoring Center: The Tutoring Center is the “front porch” of the Paul L. Foster Success Center.  The Tutoring Center is utilized by thousands of Baylor students annually in hundreds of classes. Once students use the Tutoring Center, they tend to access the other great resources in the Success Center. Students who use multiple resources under the Success Center have higher GPAs and much higher graduation rates. To help our diverse iGen students in their pursuit of academic excellence, the Tutoring Center needs 1) a facelift in its physical location and 2) a buildout of its 24/7 on-demand resources. We envision modal, movable furniture, including sturdy tutoring cubby areas reflective of how the iGeneration studies today.

  • Provide $250.00 textbook coupons for students with financial need: Well over 20% of Baylor students have significant financial hurdles and may struggle to purchase all of the books needed for success in the Baylor classroom. A $250.00 textbook coupon will substantially assist a high number of students in the coming academic year. Note that students receiving the coupons would be asked to contribute the book to the Student Success Initiatives Textbook Library at the end of the semester so that future students can benefit.

  • Sponsor a Bear as They Gain Leadership and Professional Development Experience: Students who participate in leadership and professional development conferences not only represent Baylor in the national community but gain skills needed for workforce success. Many of our transfer students, veterans, first generation college students, and lower income students do not have the funds to take advantage of conferences and travel available to student leaders and community members. Sponsor a student today to make a lasting impact on their professional success!


Here are a few of the ways the Success Center impacted three students.


Meet Karin Simpson  a proud first-generation, transfer student. Through Academic Support Programs, Simpson learned time management skills, setting schedules for finals and study tactics. “I learned how to manage my time ,” Simpson said.

The Success Center even impacted her career choice!  She graduated in December 2019 with a degree in Sociology and is now the Coordinator for New Student Orientation at Lonestar Community College.


Meet Kayla Perez who started Baylor in 2016 as a part of our First In Line Success Academy (FILSA). “The people that I’ve met through FILSA have been my backbone in college – both students and faculty.”  Through the resources at the Success Center, she successfully competed her degree and will soon be enrolling in graduate school. She hopes to focus on pediatric Autism.



Meet Greg Pugh, Veterans of Baylor President, McNair scholar, first-generation and transfer student,
who found a home at the Success Center. “SSI helped immensely, through the help of the Veterans program and the staff who work at the Success Center."  Pugh will be graduating in May 2020 and has already applied to six graduate programs with the guidance of the McNair Scholars program.




Recent Graduate Match
Way to show up! This match has been fulfilled! $5,000 in gifts from recent graduates were matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to a Baylor family!
$5,000 MATCHED
Office of Accessibility and Learning Accommodations Match
This $500 matching gift has been completed. Thank you to Dr. Robin Wallace for generously supporting the OALA and matching all gifts up to $500!
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