2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


TCU Police

TCU police officers are commissioned by authority of the Board of Trustees of TCU and are certified as peace officers by the State of Texas to provide police services for the campus. The TCU Police are in service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the TCU Police dispatcher can be contacted at 817. 257.7777. The office is located at 3025 Lubbock Ave.

The TCU Police Department posts a daily crime log and produces an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, both of which may be found on the TCU Police website (www.police.tcu.edu). These reports are also available at the TCU Police Department.

Texas Christian University is committed to providing a safe environment for employees, students and campus visitors. All guns and dangerous weapons are prohibited on the Texas Christian University campus. The only exceptions are that students, faculty and staff may bring unloaded hunting rifles, other weapons, and ammunition directly to the TCU Police Department to be checked in and stored in a locked gun vault or under Texas law, a person who holds a valid concealed handgun license may store a concealed firearm in a locked, privately owned or leased motor vehicle parked on a street or driveway or in a TCU parking lot or parking garage.

Texas Christian University has complied with the statutory requirements of Section 411.2031 of the Texas Government Code and the Texas Christian University Board of Trustees voted to prohibiting license holders from carrying concealed handguns on the campus of Texas Christian University, any grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by Texas Christian University is being conducted, and any passenger transportation vehicle owned by Texas Christian University.

Police Programs

Froggie Five-O Student Escort Program

The TCU Police Department administers a student escort program, Froggie Five-O. Froggie Five-O operates between the hours of 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters. Froggie Five-O provides safety escorts and uses student employees who escort students on foot or by golf carts to all areas of the campus. After 1 a.m., TCU police officers or security guards are available to escort students. Students may request an escort by using any of the 118 emergency telephones located on campus or by calling the TCU Police at 817.257.7777.

Crime Prevention

Crime prevention and other services are offered by the TCU Police Department and the Fort Worth Police Department's Community Service Office and include Sexual Assault/Acquaintance Rape Prevention, Personal Awareness/Campus Alcohol Police Information, Campus Crime Watch Meetings, Crime Prevention Surveys for Home and Business, Operation ID: Property Identification System, Auto Theft Prevention (Window Etching) and Vehicle Jump Starts. (Due to possible problems with electric locks, TCU Police Department is unable to provide vehicle unlocking services.) The crime prevention office is located in the Rickel Building Room 155B. The phone number is 817.257.7276.

RAD Systems

Rape Aggression Defense (for women) and Resisting Aggression (for men) are offered on the TCU campus. RAD teaches women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. RAD provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.

Lost and Found

The TCU Police Department is the official lost and found office. Articles lost or found should be reported as soon as possible to help the office in returning property to the rightful owner.