The requirements for participating in the MOAS program are simple. A student needs a genuine interest in Latin American and international affairs. Interest meetings for participating in the program usually occur within the first couple of weeks of the fall semester.
After being assigned to represent a certain country and committee, students research and analyze their topics and become familiar with parliamentary procedure. They also will learn the issues that are current within the hemisphere.
For the past several years, Baylor has sponsored two teams at the Eugene Scassa Mock Organization of American States Summit of the Americas, hosted the Summit in 2022, 2023 and will host again in fall 2024.
Participation in the spring Washington, D.C., model is by invitation. Faculty sponsors select the team from the fall MOAS class. Baylor University sends one, 10-member team, to the Washington, D.C. model. Students are selected based upon their prior participation in models in which they have demonstrated a strong capacity for diplomacy and teamwork.
Additionally, Baylor is the only U.S. university to participate in the international model, sponsored by the Organization of American States. In past years, Baylor teams have competed in Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru; Cochabamba, Bolivia; San Salvador, El Salvador; and Arequipa, Peru.
Anyone wishing to participate or find out more about the Baylor MOAS program may contact Dr. Mark McGraw, Faculty Advisor, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.