Services for Students with Disabilities
Baylor College of Medicine/St. Luke's Medical Center is committed to providing equal educational access for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. View the Student and Trainee Disability Services.
Students may undertake limited employment.
Student Travel (Baylor Funded)
Travel for representatives of student organizations must be budgeted in advance for authorization during the current fiscal year. Prior to traveling, the Pre-Trip Authorization Form (PTA) must be obtained from the Office of Students Affairs, completed and receive final approval by the appropriate department administrator (as outlined in the Baylor Travel Policy). Travel expenses will not be reimbursed by the college, if the PTA has not been completed and approved prior to your travel. View the Baylor College of Medicine Travel Policy (Baylor Login Required)
Serving the main Baylor Campus cafeteria located at E-Hallway, beneath Rayzor Lounge.
Location: Cullen Building, 108A
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Menu: (713) 798-4624
Phone: (713) 798-2233
BCM Food Services and Catering (Baylor Login Required)
Coffee Corner - Alkek Building, Third Floor
- Coffee Corner 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Monday -Thursday)
- Coffee Corner 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Friday)
Vending machines are available in the cafeteria in the Texas Medical Center Hospitals; Ben Taub, Methodist, and St. Luke's. The cafeterias at Methodist and St. Luke's are all open to all students.
The John P. McGovern Texas Medical Center Commons offers a wide variety of eating establishments.
Baylor College of Medicine will not reimburse a student for packages lost or stolen from the mail rooms, even if the item is received by the College via certified/registered mail. Students must have all mail/ packages sent to their homes.
BCM Mail Services (Baylor Login Required) is located in the Anderson Bldg. Basement - 050E of the College and coordinates all incoming, intracampus, and outgoing mail for the College.
There is no post office on campus; however, mail and other parcels may be weighed in the Mail Services in order to ascertain correct postage. Stamps are also sold there. Mail receptacles for stamped and intracampus mail are located in the Mail Services Office and in the Office of Student Affairs. The nearest United States Post Office is located at 7205 Almeda, (713) 741-5537, about 1 1/2 miles from the campus.
Mail Services lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Mail dropped off by 2:30 p.m. goes out the same day. The zip code for the College is 77030.
Campus Security and Public Safety
Baylor College of Medicine is located in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, TMC provides security for all parking facilities, its own buildings, the streets and the public areas not part of member institutions, like Baylor College of Medicine.
Texas Medical Center Safety Services
TMC employs security personnel and contracts with other law enforcement agencies including the Houston Police Department.
Student Escorts within the TMC Campus
The Texas Medical Center Police Department is available 24/7 for those students who have a legitimate fear that would prevent a student from feeling safe while crossing the TMC campus.
Safety Escorts: The purpose of this escort is to provide a measure of safety for those students that are uncomfortable, fearful or uneasy about walking alone on campus. The Safety Escort is not intended to replace existing transportation services such as the Campus Shuttles, for inclement weather or to discourage individuals from walking in groups, but a safety option for those that have a genuine concern for their personal safety.
For a Safety Escort call (713) 795-0000
METRO for Shuttle Service
From 4:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m., TMC contracts with METRO for shuttle service to and from its parking lots and throughout the medical center area. Their lots are patrolled by TMC security and staffed by “parking ambassadors” who can assist students with any difficulties. In addition, TMC and Baylor have installed “blue lights,” emergency intercoms, throughout the complex.
Baylor College of Medicine Safety Services
The Baylor Security Department is responsible for:
- Monitoring the campus complex, which includes the medical student lounge.
- Providing after-hour escort, upon request.
- 24/7 monitoring of cameras on the interior of the first floor, main campus, and the exterior of the main campus building. Closed circuit cameras are recorded.
- Maintaining a closed campus. During working hours, security staff mans major entrances and exists. After hours, all exterior doors are secured and controlled remotely. Any exterior door used for entrance has a recorded camera that enables entrants to show ID before being admitted to the College.
- Minors (less than 18 years old) must receive proper authorization to enter any Baylor facility.
Other Institutions Safety Information
Baylor College of Medicine affiliated institutions require all students enrolled in clinical/research experiences be issued an ID badge. All institutions cooperate with TMC for security coverage for the TMC campus. Alerts are communicated to institutions electronically. In emergency situations, all institutions have standard communication devices to communicate with TMC and each other.
Right to Know
In accordance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, campus crime statistics are available for review online and in the Office of Student Affairs, Admissions Office and Graduate School.
The Human Resources Office of BCM, Suite OW100-McGovern Campus, coordinates all BCM programs pertaining to safety, accident control, and fire safety. BCM policy requires everyone to wear their ID while within the campus complex. Lost or stolen ID’s should be reported to the Security Office and may be replaced in the Badging Office.
Recreational Facilities and Programs
Baylor College of Medicine sponsors recreational programs for its students, faculty, and staff. The Wellness Center (Baylor Login Required) is located on the roof of Garage # 6. It contains a basketball court, a racquetball court, a weight room, and a dance/aerobics room with cardiovascular fitness equipment (exercycles, treadmills, rowing machine and stair climbers).
Monday - Friday - 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Membership Forms, Rule and Classes (Baylor Login Required)
Access is by College issued proximity card. Memberships for students cost $180 per year (July-June) and may be purchased in the Wellness Center. In addition, students, faculty, and staff have access to softball, football, volleyball, and basketball leagues. More information regarding recreational activities can be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs, or from an officer of the Medical School Council.
Managed by the Office of Student Services the Student Lounge is located in room M206 of the Michael DeBakey Building. Access to the facility is restricted to Medical, Health Professions and Graduate students only and is monitored by Baylor Security (8-3000). Amenities include:
- Sitting/quiet area
- Large screen HD TV
- Cafe tables
- Kitchen with microwave ovens, Keurigs and refrigerators
- Game tables
- Foosball tables
- Pool table