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Race & Reconciliation Initiative

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The Race & Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) is an academically-based, historically-focused initiative designed to investigate and document TCU's relationship with slavery, racism, and the Confederacy. This academic endeavor draws upon the talents of faculty, staff, students, and alumni to research and raise awareness of racism and inequality, helping us work toward a campus culture where everyone is respected and valued.


“Our study of TCU’s history will provide critical perspective, deepen understanding and result in recommendations for action and healing.”

Frederick Gooding, Jr., Ph.D., associate professor of African American Studies in the John V. Roach Honors College | chair, Race and Reconciliation Initiative

RRI is independent of the Office of Institutional Equity, Student Identity & Engagement, and the DEI committee. If the RRI receives inquiries outside its scope, it will redirect those questions to the appropriate office.

TCU is aligned with more than 60 universities worldwide as part of the Universities Studying Slavery consortium, a movement designed for sharing research, findings, and strategies through semi-annual gatherings.