It’s much more than a cluster of buildings.
Residence life at Taylor is more than that. Halls are intentionally integrated, so underclassmen are living with and learning from upperclassmen and vice versa. In living together, students are exposed to a variety of people and opinions, as well as a host of shared experiences.
The goal is to create an environment that encourages personal and spiritual growth and fosters the basic values of Christian community, such as consideration for others, integrity and self-discipline. Residence Hall staff work to facilitate this growth in partnership with Men's and Women's Programming.
Gerig Hall houses 96 men and women, and its size is a distinctly positive aspect of its identity. Because it is small, an atmosphere of community and family develops quickly among the 32 men and 64 women residents.
Gerig is also a common lounge hall constructed in an open suite configuration. Each floor contains five living areas that are surrounded by three to four rooms. A kitchen, TV lounge, conference room and main lounge are located on the first floor. The building does not have an elevator or air conditioning.
Rooms are furnished with stackable furniture that can be configured in a variety of ways to maximize space. Floor coverings are tile, and many students bring their own carpeting. Each student is provided with the following:
- a bed
- closet space
Debby (Langat) Cheruiyot Bii, Gerig Hall Director
My name is Debby (Langat) Cheruiyot Bii and I serve as the Gerig Hall Director. I consider it a privilege to serve Taylor University in this role as a Hall Director. I am thrilled to be part of Gerig Hall and I look forward to a great year!
As a Kenyan, my college experience occurred at Anderson University. During my junior and senior years at Anderson, I served as a Residence Assistant in both the traditional residence halls and the campus apartments. I graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2009 and during the 2008-2009 year, I had the privilege of serving Anderson University as an Administrative Assistant for their Cultural Resource Center.
After working at Anderson University for one year, I decided it was time to work on my graduate studies. I joined the Taylor community in 2009 where I worked on my Master’s Degree in Higher Education and Student Development. I am honored and blessed to still be part of this community.
My husband, Kiplangat Cheruiyot Bii “Chip”, and I are excited to be part of Gerig Hall and are honored that the Lord has called us to be part of their story as they start or end their years at Taylor. We look forward to experience what God has for us as we walk along side these students.
Email Debby at firstname.lastname@example.org