MAHE Student Scholarship

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Fall 2021


During the latter half of the twentieth century, student life policies were changing all throughout higher education. Christian institutions were slower to make these changes, largely due to community guidelines and demographics of the student body. Students at Taylor in the '70s and '80s had strong opinions about many of their behavioral standards, including a strict dress code, a ban on dancing, and prohibited opposite-sex visitation. This essay explores what led to these policies changing, how this impacted Taylor, and the broader landscape of higher education at the time.


HED550, Dr. Skip Trudeau & Dr. Jeff Aupperle