Parents and family members play an important role in the lives of TCU students. The Dean of Students Office takes this role seriously as students may not know where to go for help. Parents and family members have the opportunity to assist their students in cases where distress may be present by providing them with information about campus resources. Our office encourages parents and family members to talk with their students about the resources that are available to them.

Student Handbook

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Student Health 101

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Parent Resources

Campus Resources

The following is a list of campus resources that our staff is frequently in contact with regarding student concerns. Please contact one of these offices for further information about their services and programs.

TCU Police (24 hours) 817.257.7777
TCU Counseling Center 817.257.7863
TCU Health Center 817.257.7940
Office of Religious and Spiritual Life 817.257.7830
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs 817.257.7820
Alcohol and Drug Education Center 817.257.7100
Student Development Services 817.257.7855
Center for Career & Professional Development 817.257.2222
Center for Academic Services 817.257.7486
Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services 817.257.5557
Campus Recreation & Wellness Promotion 817.257.7529

TCU Compliance Officers

Human Resources maintains a list of Compliance Officers. Please view this list for your specific need.

College students seek help from a variety of resources however; Taub and Thompson (2013) reported that 80% of students talked to their family members about their problems.  Parents and family members play an integral part in the detection of depression in their students.  There are various signs that one can look for if they suspect their student may be struggling with depression which may include: feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, irritability, lack of energy, loss of interest in activities or feelings of isolation.  TCU Health and Wellness professionals consider parents and family members to be our partners in working with your student’s health and safety.  Students may not know where to go for help- thus, it is important for you to communicate with your student about the resources on campus that are available to them and encourage them to seek help.  Please review the following brochure on warning signs for distress and the resources that are available to assist your student.

To learn more about Behavioral Health Assessment visit the page here.

TCU Student Development Services has put together a number of programs in order to better connect parents and families with their students. Family involvement is important in the personal and academic growth of each TCU student. For information on how to get involved in such programs please visit the TCU Parent and Family Programs website.