Taylor Student Organization (TSO)
Taylor has numerous activities and organizations for you to get involved in, whether you’re organizing, participating, or spectating.
Whether you’re discussing the artistic merit of the latest film, dancing and lip-syncing to a mash-up of pop songs, or getting involved in athletics, our student-led activities and organizations will keep you busy the whole time you’re here.
A lot of thought goes into our campus events because we believe there is as much to be learned in organizing and leading events as there is in attending them.
Joining one of our student organizations is a good way to meet people and build up your resume. One of the main reasons students get involved in campus organizations is to develop leadership skills. At Taylor, students are encouraged to take the lead in a variety of areas and organizations. We base our leadership practices on the biblical model of service and humility.
The Taylor Student Organization (TSO) offers over 100 diverse student leadership and cabinet positions and experiences on campus. Students are encouraged to plug their gifts and passions into an office and team setting that will cultivate their faith, leadership and calling for service.
Student leaders in TSO work to create excellent programs and provide quality services that build Christian community, explore contemporary issues and popular culture through a Christian worldview, and add to the educational and spiritual environment of campus.
TSO Mission, Core Values, & Cabinets and Councils
The mission of the Taylor Student Organization (TSO) is to provide a dynamic learning experience that develops faithful and hospitable student leaders. Through leadership education, personal development, and team building within the organization, TSO students create missional programs and services for campus that celebrate our Christ-centered community, explore the liberal arts and contemporary issues from a faith perspective, represent diverse peer voices and concerns, and enhance the overall climate of the university.
TSO Core Values
- Transformative Learning
- Hospitable Leadership
- Spiritual Formation
- Intercultural Understanding
- A Faithful Community
- Creative Excellence
- A Long View Of Students
TSO Cabinet, Council, & Teams
Leads and supports Executive Cabinet and builds relationships with study body to better represent student needs/concerns
Program examples: Facilitates Represent, Leads weekly Executive Cabinet Meetings, and Representative Meetings
Fosters Christian fellowship and unity within and between classes through programs and competition
Program examples: Taylathon, Holidays with the Haines, Airband, Class programs, and serves on Represent
Represents, discusses, and problem solves student concerns and issues
Program examples: Club and Organization Fair, Club President/Advisor Training, Club Approval, Club Funding, Student Government Initiatives, and serves on Represent
Creates fun all-campus programming that builds community
Program examples: Ice Cream Social, Cardboard Boat Regatta, My Generation Night, Study Breaks, Coffee and Canvas, Nostalgia Night, Pops and Pups, and Eggstravaganza
Fosters connection and celebration on campus through live music and dances
Program examples: Large Concerts, Halloween Dance, January Dance, and Spring Dance
Pursues athletic excellence through meaningful athletic experiences
Program examples: Flag Football, Soccer, Dodge Ball, Volleyball, Basketball, Futsal, Ultimate Frisbee, and 4 on 4 Beach Volleyball
Cultivates awareness, perspective, and discussion of current political and social issues locally, nationally, and globally through the lens of our faith
Program examples: Thematic Panel Conversations, Documentaries and discussions of current issues
Develops Christian discernment and exploration of the arts and popular culture
Program examples: Small concerts, Album listening parties, Guest Speakers, Films and Discussion, and Spotlight (highlights original student work)
Encourages students to explore their leadership development in light of their faith and vocation
Program examples: National Student Leadership Conference, Support of campus student leaders, and other leadership development opportunities
Provides excellent creative marketing for TSO programs through a variety of mediums
Program examples: TSO posters, TSO table flyers, TSO Social media, Ticket and program design, and writes and produces The Scope