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Texas Christian University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
(817) 257-7000
Email address
School Information
TCU's Mission: To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. This is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical thinking skills and expand their creativity. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 131 undergraduate areas of study, 49 master's level programs and 20 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs have opportunities to search for meaning and examine values, yet graduate well-prepared for professional accomplishment.
General Information
Texas Christian University requires its students and faculty to undergo continuous diversity and inclusion training including unconscious bias training, beginning in 2018, and microaggressions training, beginning in fall 2021. TCU commits to increasing the percentage of students and faculty of color. The University also funds a program dedicated to tackling systemic racism and oppression. In 2020, it commissioned a Race & Reconciliation Initiative to investigate and report on the racial legacy of TCU and make recommendations to ameliorate past injustices. The University’s website offers extensive resources and literature dedicated to privilege, anti-racism, and Black Lives Matter.

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • TCU adopted a policy of "enhancing recruiting and retention of under-represented students, especially students of color by adopting a strategic goal of increasing the percentage of diverse enrollment for undergraduate and graduate students." This same practice is to be replicated for faculty and staff.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • "Diversity and Inclusion EDU is a required compliance training for all students, faculty and staff, and has already been implemented through our training platform. TCU offers ongoing DEI trainings throughout the year, including Unconscious Bias training that is offered every semester for faculty and staff since 2018. Microaggressions training will be offered beginning this fall."
Program and Research Funding
  • TCU "R.I.S.E" (Responsible for Inclusion and Sustaining Excellence Certificate) is an "eight-month cohort model program"..."designed to increase our faculty and staff's ability to navigate cultural conflict and interrupt structural and systemic issues of power, privilege, and oppression..."
  • "TCU's Race & Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) released the First Year Survey Report following nine months of intensive exploration, uncovering documents and artifacts, and hosting public forums and town halls." "The Race & Reconciliation Initiative is an academically-based, historically-focused initiative designed to investigate and document TCU's relationship with slavery, racism and the Confederacy."
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides "Inclusive Excellence Resources." The resources aim to "educate oneself around issues of discriminatory practices and acting as tools for all individuals to intensify our work against discrimination." Categories of resources include "Anti-Racism," "Black Lives Matter," and "Privilege."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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