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.
Jeff Strietzel, Fairlane Apartments Director
My name is Jeff Strietzel and I have the privilege of serving as the Director of Fairlane Apartments while I pursue my Master of Arts in Higher Education at Taylor. I earned my B.A degree in Evangelism and Discipleship with a minor in Bible from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. While at Moody, I was also able to gain Student Leadership experience in Student Development as President of the Activities Counsel and as a Residence Assistant. My best friend Julie and I both graduated from Moody in 2007 and we got married two months later. Julie shares a similar passion for and experience in Student Leadership and Residence Life and our newborn is currently being inculcated in the environment Fairlane and Taylor provide.
Fairlane Apartments holds 66 students, two of which are Personnel Assistants, who help with service and leadership. Fairlane, the furthest co-ed university apartment building from campus, is location 5 blocks North of Reade Ave. Each Fairlane apartment is home to 2-4, same sex, upper-class, undergraduate students. A handful of undergraduate married students live in Fairlane, as well.
I love the community we have at Taylor and it is my desire to see each of the students at Fairlane continue to develop their understanding of “intentional Christian community” in an apartment setting – a more “real world” format than traditional residence halls. I hope Fairlane men and women continue to form godly habits, lasting friendships and a discipline of community that will follow and support them throughout the rest of their lives.
Call or text Jeff at (574) 253-2212. Email Jeff at email@example.com.