Living our Values
Living our Values at Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine is committed to the values of integrity, respect, teamwork, innovation, and excellence. When everyone at the College lives these values we create a culture that supports all members of our community to thrive personally and professionally. Creating and sustaining a culture that reflects our values is the responsibility of each of every individual at the College.

Despite our best efforts and intentions, there will be times when actions are taken by members of the College community that do not align with our values. This may be due to interpersonal or personal challenges. The resources provided here are available to support and assist you.

Interpersonal Challenges

If you experience or witness an interpersonal interaction that does not live up to our shared values, the first recourse should always be to try to discuss your concerns with the person or people directly involved. If this is not feasible or does not resolve the situation, consider speaking with an individual with a higher level of authority.

Filing a Grievance
To formally report a concern, issue or grievance, contact the Integrity Hotline at (855) 764-7294 or visit The hotline is staffed 24/7 and reports can be anonymous at your request. All reports are confidential.  Students may also want to visit the Student Grievances website for additional information specific to their needs that may be helpful prior to contacting the Integrity Hotline.

Reports made to through the Integrity Hotline are triaged to the appropriate department or individuals within Baylor to investigate and determine appropriate actions. This may include, but is not limited to the Compliance Office, Human Resources, the Provosts Office, a dean’s office, a department chair’s office or the Center for Professionalism.

Professionalism Concerns
Reports to the Integrity Hotline related to lapses in professionalism may be referred to the Center for Professionalism. When professionalism lapses are reported to the Center for Professionalism directly (713-798-4553) or through the Integrity Hotline, each report is evaluated to determine the level of intervention required. Every concern reported is taken seriously and results in some form of intervention. A report on the Center’s activities is available on its Intranet site.

Sexual Harassment or Sexual Violence
See Title IX and Gender Discrimination for information on resources and support available for anyone dealing with these issues or individuals seeking information on how to support a friend, family member or co-worker.

Regardless of the avenue you seek for guidance and support, Baylor has a no retaliation policy for all reports made in good faith.

Personal Challenges

Depending on your role at Baylor and the nature of your challenge, there are a number of avenues available to support you.

Students and Trainees
Student Wellness Services ensures students have access to resources to maintain good physical and mental health.

Student Disability Services provide students with disabilities access to needed resources so that all students are afforded every opportunity to do their best work. 

The Student Services support services web page has information on additional resources available for students. Students may also want to consult the student handbook for their program for program-specific resources.

Faculty and Staff
Employee Assistance Program provides free counseling sessions for faculty and staff experiencing challenges in their personal or work lives. (Baylor login required)

The BCM Be Well program has extensive resources to promote a culture of healthy living and wellness at the College.

 For additional resources, please refer to the Faculty Handbook and the Employee Relations website.

(Note the *links require a Baylor login.)