WACO - Officials at the world's largest Baptist university have warned students that they could be disciplined if they pose for Playboy.
Photographers from the magazine featuring pictures of nude women spent two days this week at a Waco hotel interviewing students from Baylor University to pose in the Big 12 conference issue, which will run in October.
Playboy spokeswoman Theresa Hennessey would not say how many women showed up but said the turnout was less than at other schools "because Baylor is a religiously-affiliated school."
Hennessey said Playboy is "not looking to get any of these women at Baylor in trouble or kicked out of school."
Last week Baylor sent an e-mail to students reminding them that "associating with a magazine that is clearly antithetical to Baylor's mission would be considered a violation of the code of conduct."
Possible sanctions could range from a warning to expulsion, said spokeswoman Lori Fogleman, who said the university has "expectations of our students [regarding] how to handle ourselves on and off campus."
In 2002, a Baylor student who posed nude in Playboy's Big 12 issue was suspended, although her picture did not appear in the print version of the magazine.