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John V. Roach Honors College


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  • With invaluable mentoring from faculty across campus, the John V. Roach Honors College affirmed TCU’s commitment to undergraduate research in 2013-2014 with 106 honors theses completions — the largest number ever. Graduates achieving University Honors certification through upper-level interdisciplinary course work totaled 51. Nine graduates claimed both departmental and University Honors.
  • TCU launched the John V. Roach Honors College in 2009, funded 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 built upon the strong foundation of the Honors Program, founded 46 years earlier.
  • The honors college has recently hosted a compelling range of speakers, from Smithsonian National Air and Space Curator Valerie Neal to National Book Award winner Tim Egan.
  • The college provides an enriched interdisciplinary curriculum, including Cultural Visions courses providing unique insight into diverse cultures and civilizations.
  • During their junior and senior years, honors students may pursue a research project under the guidance of a professor from their major discipline, or they may register for a series of interdisciplinary colloquium courses.
  • Students benefit from a holistic approach to education that includes one-on-one advising, an honors-only Frog Camp option for first-year students, robust opportunities for leadership development and Honors Abroad trips to a range of global settings.
  • The on-campus home for first-year honors students is the recently renovated Milton Daniel Residence Hall, where upper-class student leaders facilitate engaging co-curricular programming to build community.
  • First-year students enter the honors college by invitation. Sophomores and upper-level students with an appropriate GPA may also apply to join.

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.