We have a responsibility.
“TCU has a responsibility to create an environment where faculty, staff and students from a variety of backgrounds can thrive, and where our campus community can challenge intellects and share experiences with mutual respect. Our core values are more than a promise— they’re something we live. And that includes dignity and respect of the individual.”
— Dr. Darron Turner, Chief Inclusion Officer & Title IX Coordinator
What DEI Means at TCU
Diversity reflects a broad range of identities and perspectives.
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Socioeconomic status
- Religious beliefs
- Disability status
- Political perspective
Greater diversity produces more robust, creative, and relevant outcomes in scholarly processes, academic and social programming, and community engagement.
Equity exists when opportunities are distributed equally regardless of identity. It requires proactive steps to address and transform the current culture.
Inclusion exists when all members of a community feel welcome, respected, and valued regardless of their social identities and when all experiences and cultures are validated and cherished equally.
Inclusion requires listening to other viewpoints and embracing differences. Feeling included and connected elevates engagement and a sense of belonging for everyone on campus.