Health and Safety
Campus PoliceThe Taylor University Police Department complies with the training standards established by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. The Chief of Police and the Taylor University Police Department work in a collaborative fashion with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of the campus community. The police department also provides other services in the areas of University motor vehicle pool scheduling, identification card production, lost and found, facility security, emergency telephone monitoring, crime prevention seminars, self-defense/personal safety instructional classes, motor vehicle registration, campus escorts, and parking enforcement. For further information, please contact the Taylor Police Department.
Student Vehicle Policy
First-time, full-time freshman students who have been out of high school less than one year, or transfer students with less than 12 credit hours, are not permitted to have vehicles on campus until after Thanksgiving break. For students entering Taylor University at Interterm or spring semester, vehicles are not permitted until after Spring Break.
Personal exceptions may be granted for the following reasons:
- A medical or dental condition that requires frequent appointment with a doctor or health professional
- Employment off-campus (must provide proof of employment and schedule of hours)
- Illness of a family member or extenuating circumstances that may require a student to go home on an emergency basis
- In rare instances, if a student needs the vehicle to get home for Thanksgiving break the student should indicate that there is no other means of transportation available to get home.
To gain permission to use a vehicle for one of the above purposes, students must e-mail a request to Jeff Wallace. Reviews will be done by the Chief of Police. All students must register their vehicles within 72 hours of the vehicle being on campus. The fee for a student’s motor registration is $25.
Emergency Text Alert System
The Emergency Text Alert System is used to immediately notify students and employees of impending life-threatening or life-altering situations. The system, named TU Alert, can send text messages to call phones and email messages to Taylor student and employee accounts. Signing up for TU Alert is done online. Look for the TU Alert Student sign up link under the student tab of myTAYLOR.
Student Health Care
Taylor University Student Health Services are provided through Marion General Hospital.
Student Health Insurance
Taylor University has discontinued offering student health insurance as a result of the federal PPACA legislation. Read this statement for more information about this decision and how to proceed if your student is not already covered by health insurance.
The Counseling Center provides individual counseling, pre-marital counseling, support groups, educational seminars, residence hall presentations, and consultation services. These services are strictly confidential and free to all university students. For more information please contact the Counseling Center.