Quick Facts

John V. Roach Honors College

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  • With invaluable mentoring from faculty across campus, the honors college affirmed TCU’s commitment to undergraduate research in 2015-2016 with 145 honors theses/senior project completions.
  • Leadership of the college is enhanced through its Board of Visitors, who in 2014-15 launched a new scholarship to celebrate retired faculty member Bob Frye and a grant program for undergraduate research, particularly thesis projects.
  • Through its Fogelson Fund, and often in collaboration with other units on campus, the honors college annually hosts a compelling range of speakers whose talks are open to the public.
  • The college provides an enriched interdisciplinary curriculum, including Cultural Visions courses exploring diverse cultures and civilizations.
  • Students benefit from a holistic approach to education that includes one-on-one advising, robust opportunities for leadership development and faculty-led Honors Abroad travel.
  • The on-campus home for first-year honors students is Milton Daniel Residence Hall, where upper-class student leaders facilitate community building.
  • First-year students enter the honors college by invitation. Sophomores and upper-level students with an appropriate GPA may also apply.
  • TCU launched the John V. Roach Honors College in 2009, supported by a $2.5 million gift from Paul and Judy Andrews of Fort Worth. The endowed gift pays tribute to their friend John Roach, longtime Fort Worth civic and business leader and former chairman of the TCU Board of Trustees. The college is built upon the strong foundation of the Honors Program founded 46 years earlier.

Point of Pride

As one of TCU’s flagship academic programs, the John V. Roach Honors College recruits and supports high-achieving students from across the nation and the world.