Letter from the Chancellor
We’re known for being friendly.
And we’re making strides to do even better.
The word “university” comes from the Latin universitas meaning “the aggregate, the entirety, the whole.” At TCU, we are working toward a more complete picture. We look forward to having a student body that reflects the population of the wider community and the world.
In recent years, TCU has put in place measures to create a more balanced learning community. We have established Faculty Diversity Advocates in each of our schools and colleges; a new Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives has been named. A permanent DEI committee, created and approved by the Faculty Senate, is studying and recommending best practices in transforming TCU into a multicultural university. And I am so pleased to announce the launch of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award as well as a Post-doctoral Diversity Fellowship.
Over the last two years, we’ve increased the number of our Community Scholars by twenty-five percent. This remarkable program, which recruits high-performing students from underserved schools, started two decades ago with only 13 recipients. Last year, we added another scholarship program with a diversity component—STEM Scholars, whose inaugural class matriculates in 2018.
Giving new thought and focus to diversity, equity and inclusion has inspired us to revisit our history as a university in a new light and to consider our own place in the world. And when we need to change, we ought to change well.
Victor Boschini, Jr.