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Mission, Vision & Values

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More Than Words

Our values guide actions and behaviors that foster a uniquely engaging campus culture.


The mission of Texas Christian University, a private university, is to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community through research and creative activities, scholarship, service, and programs of teaching and learning offered through the doctoral level.


To be a world-class, values-centered university.


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Integrity as the foundation of learning, discovery, and ethical leadership. We embrace personal accountability and our shared responsibility to foster a community of leaders who have the uncompromising commitment and conscience to make a difference for the greater good.

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Engagement that impacts personal and academic growth. We foster responsible and ethical leadership by actively participating in the learning process and the community around us.

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Community and a culture of belonging. We celebrate our differences and serve one another with openness, trust, humility and mutual respect.

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Excellence in our pursuit of the greater good. Achievement through critical thinking, intellectual inquiry and creative expression fuels lifelong learning and lasting impact.
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Living Our Vision

As part of our 150th anniversary, TCU leaders examined the university’s values with input from the Horned Frog community. Our renewed values allow us to continue to grow in how we communicate and live our vision.