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Texas Christian University

Educational Resources

Libraries

Notable among the Library's special collections are the Speaker Jim Wright Collection; the Archives of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; The William Luther Lewis Collection; the TCU Archives and Historical Collection; and the Newcomer-Pate Luxembourg Collection.

  • 1,371,620 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 28,747 current serial subscriptions.
  • 641,877 microforms.
  • 61,215 Audio/Visual items.
  • 45,541 e-books.

Museums & Art

TCU houses the Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Collection Museum. For the design of the museum TCU hired Gallagher & Associates which is a design group who did the meteorite exhibit for the Smithsonian Institute. Among other things, the museum includes Mars rocks and hands-on exhibits.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,170 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 125 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 325 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 64 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 225 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,500 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 46% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 0% of housing units are Singles.
  • 73% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 18% of housing units are Triples.
  • 9% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 34 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 65% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Most all are popular -- can't single out any
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 193 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Delta Mu, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Chi Tau Epsilon, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Golden Key National Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Mortar Board, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Sigma Pi Chi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Active Disciples on Campus, Athletes in Action, Baptist Student Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, Canterbury-Episcopal Student Association, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Chi Delta Mu, Christian Science Organization, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Frogs Christian Fellowship, Hillel Jewish Student Organization, IMPACT, Muslim Student Association, Presbyterian Student Fellowship, TCU Catholic Community, Uniting Campus Ministries, Wesley Foundation, Word of Truth Gospel Choir, Young Life
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Heritage Organization, Asian Student Assoc. , Chinese Student Organization, International Foundation, Le Circle Francais, Organization of Latin-American Students, Spanish Club, Students for Asian-Indian Cultural Awareness
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Ad Club, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Psi Omega, American Marketing Assoc. , American Society for Training and Development, American String Teachers Assoc. , Amnesty International, Anime/Kung Fu Movie Assoc. , Arnold Air Society, Assoc. of the U. S. Army, Athletic Training Assoc. , Baseball Club, Beta Upsilon Chi, Bike Club, Brite Student Government, Chi Omega Fraternity, Circle K International, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization-Alpha Chapter, Community Scholars, Computer Science Society, Council for Exceptional Children, Criminal Justice Society, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Sigma Theta, Delta Tau Delta, Design Focus, Economics Club, Electronics Business Assoc. , eQ Alliance, Eta Iota Sigma, Financial Management Assoc. , Frog L. I. N. K. S. , Graduate Communication Student Assoc. , Graduate Student Assoc. , Habitat for Humanity, High Adventure Club, HyperFrogs, Interfraternity Council, International Student Assoc. , Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Kappa Psi, Kendo CLub, Lambda Chi Alpha, Lambda Kappa Kappa, Lambda Theta Phi, Leftist Student Union, MBA Assoc. , Mu Phi Epsilon, Mational Assoc. , of Social Work-TCU, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc. , Panhellenic Council, Parabola, Peace Action, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Beta Phi, Pi Kappa Phi, Pre-Law Assoc. , Programming Council, Public Relations Student Society of America, Ranger Challenge, Residence Hall Assoc. , Scabbard and Blade, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Lambda Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Silver Wings, Skateboarding, Society of Engineering Students, Society of Human Resource Management, Society of Physics Students, Society of Professional Journalists, Sociology Society, Students Nurses Assoc. , Student Nutrition and Dietetics Assoc. , Students Reaching Out, Tau Beta Sigma, TCU Best Buddies, TCU Chess Club, TCU Community Action Network, TCU Geological Society, TCU Goshin Ju-Jitsu Club, TCU Horned Frog Bigs, TCU Hunger Week, TCU Men's Lacrosse, TCU Men's Volleyball Club, TCU Roller Hockey Club, TCU Rugby Football Club, TCU Student Foundation, TCU Student Government Assoc. , TCU Yearbook, Texas Art Educators Assoc. , Texas Student Education Assoc. , TIA-TCU Interiors Assoc. , Ultimate Frisbee Club, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Up 'Til Dawn, Women's Lacrosse, Words in Motion, Young Democrats, Zeta Phi Beta, Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) TCU Daily Skiff -- Tuesday thru Friday

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Dallas, TX (28), Dallas, TX (38)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Fort Worth, TX (5)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Fort Worth, TX (5)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 13 fraternities
  • 9 fraternity houses
  • 34% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 16 sororities
  • 10 sorority houses
  • 36% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    honor code, hazing prohibited

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