The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires institutions of higher education participating in federal student aid programs to report and disclose information from various administrative areas to current and prospective students, current and prospective employees and the public. In compliance with Title IV and other federal disclosure laws, a list of consumer information is available and links provide direct access to this important information.
Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
General Institutional Information
Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)*For additional information regarding FERPA, please visit the U.S. Department of Education
*Information regarding textbooks for a specific course is located in the Course Materials column
Academic Programs: Educational Programs, Instructional Facilities and Faculty
Texas Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Texas Christian University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Student Financial Assistance
Disclosure Requirements Relating to Education Loans
Health & Safety
Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, Crime Log
Texas Christian University's Annual Security and Fire Safety report is available at any time. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years' worth of statistics are included for fire and certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. This Annual Security and Fire Safety report is available online. You may request a paper copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics & Fire Log (On-Campus Housing Facilities)
Missing Student Notification (as listed on the TCU Police Department website)
Any individual who has reason to believe that a TCU student is missing (from campus or while away on a trip), they should immediately notify the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7777. In the event any University employee receives information regarding a missing student, the employee should immediately report the information to the TCU Police Department. The TCU Police Department will general a missing person report and initiate an investigation.
In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Texas Christian University has a procedure to investigate when a student is reported missing. The regulations recognize that for some students, contacting existing emergency contacts, parents, or both may be problematic. Therefore, students have the option to designate a Missing Student/Confidential Contact by completing and submitting this form electronically. This contact is separate from their normal emergency contact person. While these contacts can be designated as the same individual, the Missing Student/Confidential Contact information will only be accessed by the TCU Police Department. In some instances the TCU Police Department may, however, need to provide access to other University offices (e.g., offices of the Dean of Campus Life and Housing and Residence Life), to assist in an investigation.
No later than 24 hours after the TCU Police Department determines that a TCU student is missing, TCU Police will notify the designated Missing Student/Confidential Contact as part of their investigation procedures. If no Missing Student/Confidential Contact information is designated, TCU Police will utilize existing Emergency Contact and/or parent/legal guardian contact information.
If you under 18 years of age and not emancipated, your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) will be notified within 24 hours that you are deemed missing, even if they are not designated as the Missing Student/Confidential Contact(s) designated on this form. The University reserves the right to notify additional individuals, including the parent or guardian of students 18 years of age or over, if a student is determined to be missing.
Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically-Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know-Act)
Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically-Related Student-Aid (Student-Right-to-Know-Act)
Intercollegiate Athletic Program
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) requires all co-educational institutions of postsecondary education who participate in a Title IV federal student financial assistance program, and institutions that have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education commonly referred to as the EADA Report. It must include information on athletics participation, staffing, revenues and expenses for men's and women's intercollegiate athletics teams. An institution must publish its EADA report and make it available upon request to students, prospective students, and the public.
TCU encourages all students, faculty, and staff to register to vote in Texas or their home state. Voter registration information for Texas is available at https://www.votetexas.gov/register.index.html and via the Voter Registration FAQs. For states other than Texas, visit Voter Registration to learn more about the registration process.