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Getting Involved

TCU students, faculty and staff are involved in community service on an organizational and individual basis. Community Engagement works to foster social responsibility and lifelong learning through community-based partnerships. Service Learning and Community Engagement Programming provides curricular and co-curricular opportunities that prepare students to be engaged citizens and global leaders working toward social justice.

Information and materials are available to guide groups and individuals in planning, implementing and reflecting upon service experiences. The Community Engagement office also helps groups identify appropriate community agencies for service-learning and volunteer opportunities.  Students are invited to participate in structured community service programs, sign up for service-learning courses or join student service organizations.  www.sds.tcu.edu/service/

Since 1897, the student-run Horned Frog Yearbook has been recording TCU’s history. Even though the covers and layouts have changed over the years, the yearbook staff continues to maintain the same goal – to preserve the University’s history and traditions.

Students gain leadership experience and portfolio-building opportunities through their work on the annual publication. Whether photography, copy writing, page design, or a mixture of it all, students are able to transfer the skills developed on staff to post-collegiate careers.

While experience is helpful, it is not required, to join the yearbook staff. As an independently- led, student-run publication all majors are welcome. To learn more about the yearbook and meet our editorial board, visit https://studentactivities.tcu.edu/yearbook/.

Students can join the Horned Frog Yearbook staff by emailing yearbook@tcu.edu and attending our weekly meetings.

Leaders for Life (L4L) is a four-year cohort-based program designed to provide various student populations with the tools and resources to be successful both in and out of the classroom. Leaders for Life utilizes and provides:

  • Staff mentorship through one-on-one meetings;
  • A peer-to-peer mentorship model;
  • Exclusive professional and personal development workshops;
  • Leadership opportunities.

www.sds.tcu.edu/student-success/l4l/

The award-winning Model United Nations program at TCU is a joint program of Student Development Services and the Department of Political Science. It provides students the opportunity to simulate the workings of the United Nations as representatives of the U.N. member-states. In their capacity as delegates to model U.N. conferences, students research the policies of their designated country on a variety of topics, including international trade and development, terrorism, international conflict, weapons of mass destruction, human rights, and the environment. Participation in conferences also helps students improve their negotiating, public speaking, and writing skills.

The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life provides support for the many religious communities, beliefs, and traditions that flourish on our campus.  We’re also here to nurture the spiritual life of each and every member of the TCU Horned Frog community. We do all this through

  • Supporting student religious organizations, faith communities, and individuals who are seeking to explore, practice, or develop their faith.
  • Providing pastoral care, spiritual support, & opportunities to practice one’s faith during times of celebration, loss, and transition, or when you’re simply looking for a safe place to process life.
  • Exploring matters of religion, faith, beliefs, & ethics through diverse events & programs.

If you are interested in learning more about religious & spiritual life at TCU, please visit our website at www.faith.tcu.edu, email us at faith@tcu.edu, or call us at 817-257-7830 and we’ll be happy to help you.”

Seniors are learning to cope with personal adjustments associated with transition from college to post-college life.  They are working towards achieving meaningful closure of their college experiences, reflecting on all they have done, recognizing their successes, celebrating accomplishments, and preparing to enter their lives beyond TCU as ethical leaders and responsible citizens.

The Senior Year Experience (SYE) assists in this process by coordinating programs such as the fall semester Welcome Back Reception; the post-college prep workshops of Senior Send-Off, and Senior Speak-Up in which selected members of the class reflect on the most significant moments of their TCU experience.  SYE also collaborates with key stakeholders for seniors, including TCU Career Center, Alumni Relations, and Advancement to support programs such as the Ring Ceremony in the fall, Senior Sunrise, and the Senior Toast.  www.sds.tcu.edu/student-success/

The TCU Student Government Association represents the collective voice of the student body while encompassing the spirit of the TCU community through campus service, programming, and legislation. SGA achieves this mission by collecting student feedback on ideas and initiatives; supporting student programming on campus; advocating to key constituents on behalf of student ideas and initiatives; and allocating funds to support student projects and organizations.

TCU SGA is comprised of three main branches – the Frog Aides freshman leadership program; the House of Student Representatives; and the Cabinet. The Cabinet consists of SGA’s upper leadership – Student Body President, Vice President, and Treasurer. These officers are elected by a campus-wide vote each spring.

Frog Aides

Frog Aides is SGA’s first-year student leadership organization that equips students to become impactful leaders on campus and beyond.

Past Frog Aides have gone on to lead in every aspect of the TCU community, in and out of SGA. Many Student Body Officers, SGA leaders, Greek Life leaders, Orientation Leaders, Frog Camp Facilitators, Connections Mentors, Tour Guides, campus mentors, and community leaders began their leadership development right here in Frog Aides.

First-year students can apply to join Frog Aides at the beginning of the fall semester. For more information, please visit https://sga.tcu.edu/frog-aides/

House of Representatives

The House of Reps is a 56-member group elected by students in each of TCU’s colleges/schools and classifications.  Elections occur each spring, with first-year elections occurring each fall.  The House of Reps helps create a better TCU and student experience by focusing on student-driven ideas and legislation. In the House of Reps, members learn management, leadership, problem solving, writing, and public speaking.

The House of Reps achieves its missing by breaking into five standing committees and two boards, on which representatives are required to serve. These committees and boards act as smaller teams to bring legislation and project ideas to the larger body. Committee membership is not limited to elected House Representatives – members of the undergraduate student body may join any committee. The Finance and Election Boards also accept limited members that are not elected members of the House.

For more information about how to get involved in House, please visit https://sga.tcu.edu/get-involved/

The mission of Student Activities is to endear students to TCU through irresistible events and experiential leadership opportunities. Our staff wants our students to be entertained, challenged, comforted, and to make connections with other students across the campus. In collaboration with the TCU community, our department focuses on providing personal and professional development, that complements each student’s academic experience.

The Office of Student Activities is committed to the co-curricular learning, development, and engagement of students by:

  • Providing involvement opportunities and resources
  • Advising individual students and student organizations
  • Promoting active and responsible citizenship
  • Developing collaborative campus partnerships

In collaboration with the TCU community, Student Activities focuses on providing personal and professional development that complements each student’s academic experience. Our staff accomplishes these goals by advising theCrew, theEnd, the Student Government Association, The Horned Frog Yearbook, and providing funding and planning/marketing assistance for student organization events.

studentactivities.tcu.edu

The TCU Leadership Center offers a wide variety of leadership programs to meet the diverse needs of today’s students while being comprehensive enough to ensure a thorough exposure to leadership development, concepts and experiences.  The TCU Leadership Center seeks to connect students with learning opportunities to grow in their own leadership style and skill sets. Students may take advantage of the following programs through the TCU Leadership Center: Connections, Chancellor’s Leadership Program, TCU Leadership Summit, Leadership Scholars Program, Lead NOW (Network of Women), Emerging Leaders, LeaderKids, the StrengthsQuest assessment, and Celebration of University Leadership. www.sds.tcu.edu/leadership/

The mission of the office of TCU Student Organizations is to promote involvement that offers leadership development, social, cultural and educational programming. With more than 275 student organizations focused on a variety of categories such as academic and honorary groups, religious, spiritual, service, sport club, cultural, fine arts, social justice, spirit and special interest organizations, and national fraternities and sororities, students are offered a wide range of opportunities to expand their interests, enhance their academic experience, develop leadership skills and build a community through meeting new friends. www.sds.tcu.edu/student-organizations/

Located in the BLUU, suite 2003, the Transfer Center provides resources, a study space and student mentors to transfer students to help with a successful transition into TCU. Additionally, the Transfer Connection Space in the GrandMarc allows transfers to enjoy study space and computer access on the east side of campus. Programming is done throughout the academic year in both spaces to help transfer students connect with each other and the TCU community. www.sds.tcu.edu/student-success/transfers/