Leadership, Education, and Development Living-Learning Community
By connecting the in- and out-of-classroom experience for Baylor students, the School of Education's LEAD LLC is a multidisciplinary residential learning community rooted in leadership development, academic growth, and service to others.
Students in LEAD enroll in either an introductory education course or an introductory leadership course that meets in the residence hall and has a special focus on the first-year experience.
Dr. Barr lives alongside students in the residence hall with her family to cultivate community and promote academic connections for LEAD residents.
This weekly gathering allows students an opportunity to fellowship with neighbors and develop meaningful, lasting relationships during college.
The transition to and through your first year in college is a big one, and our upper-division LEAD mentors are here to help at every step along the way.
Embodying the posture of Matthew 20:28, serving others is a pillar in our LLC community, and our students have numerous opportunities to enact such service to those around them.
While our students come from major fields of study across campus and share an interest in leadership growth, the Baylor School of Education is the official academic unit that sponsors LEAD LLC.
"The supportive community in LEAD LLC made Waco my home away from home. My freshman year was a hard transition to live away from home, but I was embraced by the community and people in LEAD which made me realize I was home. You're greeted every time you walk in. People leave their doors open so you can walk down the hall and meet new friends. You have a lot of upperclassmen you can go to for advice also. "
"I love LEAD because it gives me the opportunity to serve the community alongside other residents. It also has made the transition coming to college much easier and has provided me with so many events to connect with other people and gain valuable relationships. Also, I have learned new skills and ideas on how I can better myself as a Christian leader throughout my college career and beyond."
"I love LEAD because on top of giving me friends that make college a wonderful experience, it has given me the chance to see the type of leader I am and strive to be. LEAD allows me to work alongside others dedicated to giving our freshman a great first-year experience while preparing us for future leadership roles."