Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jun 23, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General WBU Information

Affiliation and Accreditation

Wayland Baptist University is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Wayland Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Wayland Baptist University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500 , or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( The university is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The baccalaureate and master’s nursing programs at Wayland Baptist University at the San Antonio campus located in San Antonio, Texas is accredited by:
     Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
     3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the master’s nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

The university is also accredited by the Texas Education Agency for teacher certification and for veterans training, and the Texas Board of Nursing.

Equal Educational Opportunity

In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes. In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the university does not illegally discriminate on the basis of sex in the administration of its educational policies, programs, and activities. Inquiries or complaints should be directed to the vice president of academic affairs.

Services for Students with a Disability

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), it is the policy of Wayland Baptist University that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the university. The Director of Counseling and Disability Services serves as the coordinator of students with a disability and should be contacted concerning accommodation requests at (806) 291-3765. Documentation of a disability must accompany any request for accommodations.

Accessibility issues with content in WBUonline courses or in Blackboard should be addressed to the WBU accessibility coordinator, Dr. Trish Ritschel-Trifilo or call (806) 291-3745.

Transfer of Credit

No school, including Wayland Baptist University, can guarantee that credits from courses are transferable.  Such transfer of credits is at the discretion of the receiving school and depends on the comparability of curricula and accreditation.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Wayland Baptist University complies fully with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), see undergraduate policy  or graduate policy  sections of the catalog. The purpose of this legislation is to protect the privacy of educational records and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Institutional policy explains in detail the provisions of the Act. Copies of the policy may be obtained from the registrar, basement, Gates Hall, Plainview, Texas. Questions concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act may be referred to the Office of the Registrar.

Purpose of the University Catalog

The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student, or faculty member, and Wayland Baptist University. Rather, they are intended for information only. Since the programs, policies, statements, fees, and/or courses contained herein are subject to annual review and evaluation, the university reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

Graduation Under a Particular Catalog

Candidates for certificate or degree may choose to graduate in accordance with the requirements of the catalog in effect at the time they matriculate (defined as enrollment continued after census date), or those of any subsequent catalog edition provided that degree requirements are completed within six years of the ending date of the catalog selected. Degree requirements must be from one catalog. The catalog is in effect from August 1 of the publication year through July 31 of the next calendar year.

Student Right-to-Know Act

Wayland Baptist University complies fully with the Student Right-to-Know Act, which requires institutions to disclose completion or graduation of full-time, first time, degree-seeking undergraduate students to current and prospective students. These rates are available online at


Education Code § 51.936 requirement to publish a summary of Education Code Ch. 37, subchapter F. Hazing in the University Catalog

The following is a summary of Chapter 37, subchapter F. (§§ 37.151-157) of the Texas Education Code, which prohibits hazing in Texas public or private high schools. Texas Education Code §51.936 applies Ch. 37’s prohibition on hazing to institutions of higher education. This summary of Chapter 37 is provided as required by § 51.936(d).


Hazing is a criminal violation under Texas law. A person may be found guilty of criminal conduct for hazing, encouraging hazing, permitting hazing, or having knowledge of the planning of hazing incidents and failure to report in writing his/her knowledge to the Dean of Students.

Both failing to report hazing and hazing that does not result in serious bodily injury are Class B misdemeanors. Hazing that results in serious bodily injury is a Class A misdemeanor. Hazing resulting in a death is a state jail felony. An organization found guilty of hazing may be fined $5,000 to $10,000 or, for incidents causing personal injury or property damage, an amount double the loss or expenses incurred because of the hazing incident. It is not a defense to prosecution that the person hazed consented to the hazing activity.

Any person reporting a specific hazing incident to the Dean of Students or other appropriate institutional official is immune from civil and criminal liability unless the report is in bad faith or malicious.

The state law does not limit or affect an educational institution’s right to enforce its own penalties against hazing.

The Education Code defines hazing as “any intentional, knowing, or reckless act occurring on or off the campus of an educational institution, by one person or acting with others, directed against a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in an organization.” The statute contains a list of conduct which constitutes hazing.

In order to report suspected incidents of hazing, contact the Office of Student Services or the police department.

Executive Director of Student Services/Dean Of Students
McClung University Center , 2nd Floor
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB# 1303
Plainview, TX 79072
(806) 236-4339