What Guides Us
For nearly 150 years, Texas Christian University has educated individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, we remain dedicated to that mission — in fact, it’s more important than ever.
The Planning Process
Chancellor’s Campus Readiness Task Force
In March 2020, the chancellor appointed a leadership team to work in conjunction with public health authorities. Together, dozens of faculty, staff and students collaborated to design a student experience that would be both safe and deliver the TCU experience to the fullest extent possible. The task force organizes and directs the formal processes and policies that have been developed across key areas of TCU, including teaching and research, facilities, emergency operations, students, employees, financial planning and athletics.
TCU Connected Campus Council
Provost Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg leads the TCU Connected Campus Council in robust academic planning efforts to establish a plan to ensure continuity of instruction for TCU students—regardless of the evolution of COVID-19. Horned Frogs will continue to experience high-quality, personalized learning, academic progression and personal growth during their time at TCU.
Agile, Flexible, Prepared
The university must continually monitor and adjust plans, remaining agile in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidance. It won’t be easy, and this semester won’t be quite like any other in TCU’s history, but we will find the very best solutions. Because when life challenges us, Horned Frogs step up.
“The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our responsibility and our highest priority. As an institution of higher learning, we also must preserve our academic environment, the intellectual advancement of our students, and safely provide all that the TCU experience promises.”
— Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr.
Our Guiding Principles
Commitment to health and safety
TCU is committed to delivering the high-quality education and connected campus experience for which we are known, while keeping the safety and well-being of the TCU community our top priority. We have put several practices and policies in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, protect vulnerable populations, and support the health and well-being of our community.
Community cooperation and flexibility
TCU guidelines are based on CDC recommendations and best practices, with the expectation that the entire TCU campus community will support efforts to keep our campus safe by adhering to personal health and hygiene best practices. Our culture is supported each day by the behavior and standards of its members. Meetings, to the extent possible and as necessary, will have options for virtual and in-person participation. We will remain flexible to ensure the continuity of academic and student services.
Enhanced cleaning protocols and prevention
Cleaning and prevention are key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and preventing illness. TCU Facilities has increased cleaning in high touch areas and follows CDC guidelines for cleaning protocols. Employees will do their part by cleaning their personal workspaces after use with cleaning supplies provided by TCU.
Adherence to public health and local, state and federal authorities
These guidelines and best practices are effective throughout the various stages of reopening campus and for the duration of public health guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19. TCU will continue to adhere to local, state and federal authorities’ recommendations for the health and safety of the community.