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More Than A Diploma

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Graduates walking in the Kesler Student Activities Center

“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters...use your freedom to serve one another in love.”—Galatians 5:13 (NLT)

For 173 years strong, Taylor University has been educating generations of servant-leaders, commissioning them into the world outside of Upland, Indiana, to share the love of Christ with others and build the Lord’s Kingdom.

The Taylor community is a place where you belong before you’ve even arrived. Where you’re loved as family. Where you explore yourself and the world around you in a deeply personal and divinely purposeful way. The Taylor community isn’t confined to our campus—it’s how we do life together every day through our intentional and shared commitment to Christ and each other.

When students walk across the commencement stage as they did Saturday, each Taylor University graduate receives more than a diploma. They receive a Bible, a diploma and a servant’s towel. These symbols proclaim the graduates’ centrality of faith, commitment to excellence and calling to serve.

2019 graduate Rachael Rohwer says it best as she prepares to put her major, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, into action through mission work following graduation, “I’m so thankful God has allowed me to serve Him with my life as I prepare to go and share the gospel in unreached places.”

From day one, God has called Taylor to put the needs of others above our own. From the ministry to the marketplace, Taylor alumni uplift each other and our world for an eternity of impact. Together, through a journey that blends faith, learning and a commitment to one another, Taylor graduates contribute to a world in need—spreading love and truth everywhere.

Congratulations, graduates. “Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14