Unmanned Aircraft Systems
TCU values the safety, security, and privacy of our community. The use of any unmanned aerial vehicle (i.e, drones) is prohibited on campus, unless approved by the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs (or their designee) personal use; the Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communication (or their designee) for commercial; or the Provost (or their designee) for research and educational purposes. Approval must be obtained two (2) weeks prior to the event to implement security measures. Any individual found in violation may be fined up to $500, as defined by Texas law, in addition to other sanctions deemed appropriate by proper authorities. Any operator of a UAS must also follow all applicable state and federal laws. Detailed information regarding federal regulations on the use of UAS is available on the Federal Aviation Administration website. Further, any operator of a UAS will be held responsible for any injuries or damage caused by the UAS. Procedures and guidelines for personal student use of drones may be obtained from the office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs (or their designee); procedures and guidelines for commercial use may be found at www.mkc.tcu.edu.
The full policy is listed at this site: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Policy