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Centers & Institutes

TCU uses its leadership position to connect learners and experts with common goals. These specialized centers and institutes demonstrate the university’s commitment to sharing knowledge and resources with our community and the world, supporting the Horned Frog family as they serve the greater good.

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AddRan College Center for Digital Expression

The Center for Digital Expression (CDEx) supports digital composing, research and teaching while exploring the intersection between emerging technologies. Digital proficiency training services are offered for TCU students, faculty and staff.

The Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education

Through creative research and ongoing educational outreach, the Andrews Institute promotes innovative teaching techniques in mathematics and science while serving the community.

ANSERS: the Alice Neely Special Education Research & Service Institute

Working with TCU’s two laboratory schools for children with learning differences (Starpoint and KinderFrogs), ANSERS promotes innovation and change in special education through exemplary teaching, research and community outreach.

TCU’s Center for Lighting Education

This center gives students and professionals hands-on learning and the ability to mock up design vignettes to evaluate the impact of lighting. Experiencing various qualities of light is central to the interior design program and the associated architectural lighting design minor.

The Center for Merchandising Education and Research

By connecting education to the merchandising industry, this center forges meaningful industry partnerships that enhance the education and development of TCU merchandising students and faculty.

Center for Public Education (CPE)

Recognizing education as a civil and human right, CPE addresses issues that impact students, educators, schools and communities. The center is involved in various initiatives, strengthening public education by building partnerships and promoting research.

Center for Real Estate

The DFW Metroplex is one of the foremost real estate hubs in the country, making this the perfect place to provide research, training and partnerships for TCU finance/real estate students and professionals in the real estate field.

Center for Supply Chain Innovation

This center supports organizations and students in the supply chain management field through competitions, internships and real-world company projects. TCU offers an undergraduate major and three graduate degrees in supply chain.

Center for Texas Studies

Through special events and publishing, this academic resource unit is dedicated to preserving, sharing and commemorating the unique heritage of Texas for educators and the community at large.

TCU Center for Urban Studies

This center promotes research and interdisciplinary education on critical urban and metropolitan issues, partnering with organizations in Fort Worth and the greater North Texas region.

TCU Energy Institute

Since 2007, the TCU Energy Institute has promoted research on energy management and technology through a unique integrated approach for energy students, faculty, and industry partners to examine the future of energy resources.

Health Innovation Institute at TCU

Since 2016, HIIAT has housed and provided leadership for these collaborative centers: Center for Translational Research, Center for Collaborative Practice, Center for Oncology Education & Research, LiiNK (Let’s Inspire Innovation ’N Kids) Center, and Sport Science Center.

HIIAT Center for Collaborative Practice

This center helps health care agencies, hospital systems and school districts navigate changes when considering making evidence-based improvements to their practices and guidelines.

HIIAT Center for Oncology Education & Research

Since 2007, the center has provided opportunities and programming for collaborative learning and research between faculty, students and community partners for matters related to oncology nursing. TCU has the nation’s only nursing program with a designated oncology emphasis track.

HIIAT Center for Translations Research

A valuable resource for both health care practitioners and policy-makers, the center bridges the gap between research labs and patients by combining research findings and identifying best practices, leading to informed health care decisions.

HIIAT LiiNK (Let’s Inspire Innovation N’ Kids Center)

Launched in 2012, this ongoing research and training program has made promising discoveries related to the power of play for elementary school children, bridging the gap between academics and students’ social, physical and emotional health.

HIIAT Sports Science Center

In sport science, the lab informs what happens on the playing field — and vice versa. The mission of this center is improving sport performance and athlete health at all levels of competition through the development of evidence-based practice.

TCU Idea Factory

The place where ideas come to life. Merging entrepreneurial spirit with design thinking, the TCU Idea Factory provides resources, funding and advice for students who are looking to impact their communities and enact social change. 

Institute of Behavioral Research

A national research center for evaluating and improving treatment strategies to target reductions in drug abuse, related mental health and social issues, and public health risks — especially HIV/AIDS and infections among at-risk populations.

Institute for Environmental Studies

This collaboration between departments, institutions, government and businesses creates a unique educational experience where research, teaching and partnerships result in integrated solutions to local and global environmental issues.

Karyn Purvis Center of Child Development

Named for its beloved late founder, the institute’s mission is research, education, training and outreach to improve the lives of children who have experienced abuse, neglect and/or trauma.

Koehler Center for Instruction, Innovation, and Engagement

This campus center engages with instructional staff, departments/units, and administration to facilitate innovative learning methodologies and technologies that promote engagement and improve learning.

Latin American Music Festival

The center focuses on preserving and sharing the uniqueness of Latino/Latina classical music and is home to the renowned annual Latin American Music Festival, founded 20 years ago by Germán Gutiérrez, professor of orchestral studies.

Luther King Capital Management Center for Financial Studies

The LKCM Center provides resources, conferences and programs to enhance the academics and careers of TCU finance students, faculty and industry professionals.

Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic

Since 1975, this resource center has provided clinical services to north Texans with speech, language, hearing or swallowing problems. Referrals to the clinic may be made by physicians, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, psychologists, educators, health care professionals or by individuals.

Monnig Meteorite Gallery

TCU houses one of the largest university-based meteorite collections in the world. The collection is used for both academic research and public outreach, with samples on display in an interactive gallery open to the public.

Sales and Customer Insights Center

Connecting TCU marketing students and businesses for real-world success, the center provides unique hands-on experiences for students and helps businesses tap top talent as they gain insight into their sales force and customers, improving market performance.

TCU Neeley Center for Executive Leadership

Open to companies and individuals, this center offers ongoing general and customized programs to help individuals and business organizations develop and reach their fullest leadership potential.

TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Have an idea for a new venture? This popular institute fosters cross-campus innovative thinking to ignite the entrepreneurial spark in students of every major. Students receive the education, opportunities and resources to nurture their ideas and startups.

TCU Neeley Professional Development Center

Neeley business students receive valuable tools, one-on-one coaching and feedback to confidently hone their personal brand for success. Resources include self-awareness assessment, personal blueprint, business writing, resume assistance and polishing interview skills.

TCU Pre-Health Professions Institute

For more than 100 years, this academic track has prepared students for post-graduate study in dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine and optometry, as well as physician assistant and pharmacy programs. Its acceptance rate to medical schools averages 80 percent — twice the national average.

Tandy Center for Executive Leadership

Highly ranked TCU business faculty lead non-degree courses for professionals and business organizations to hone their skills, develop fresh thinking and discover new approaches to reach their fullest leadership potential.

Texas Center for Community Journalism

One of only three centers in the United States established to support community journalism, this center offers education opportunities to Texas newspapers through workshops, seminars and personal training.

TRIO Programs

TRIO is an initiative of The Higher Education Act of 1964. TCU hosts two federally funded TRIO programs supporting college students from disadvantaged backgrounds: Student Support Services and the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program.

William L. Adams Center for Writing

The professional and peer writing consultants in this center provide helpful feedback on writing projects of any genre to TCU students, staff and faculty across all academic disciplines and colleges at TCU.