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Viruses Don’t Discriminate


It’s easy during fearful times to say or do things that diminish groups of people. We cannot allow that within our Horned Frog community.


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Avoid the Traps of Stigma and Xenophobia

Pandemics don’t discriminate—and neither should we. Stigma does nothing to fight the spread of COVID-19. Only the sharing of accurate information will do that. Don’t fall into the language of racism. Calling COVID-19 the “Wuhan Virus” or “China Virus” is inaccurate and xenophobic.

Ways to Reduce Stigma

TCU strives to uphold its values of academic achievement, personal freedom and integrity while maintaining its heritage of inclusiveness, responsible citizenship and service. We believe every community member should be treated with dignity and respect. Actions or comments that may be perceived as offending these values hinder our scholarly community in the pursuit of knowledge, enlightenment and realization of each individual’s potential. Actions or comments that express or imply a bias against any group within our community—singled out by race, color, religion, gender, nationality or any other classification—are never acceptable in the TCU family.

The university’s mission to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community involves the commitment and guidance of the entire TCU populace.

TCU’s Anti-Discrimination Policy and Reporting Resources:

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