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Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

The mission of Texas Christian University, a private comprehensive university, is to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community through research and creative activities, scholarship, service, and programs of teaching and learning offered through the doctoral level.

Our Vision

To be a world-class, values-centered university

Our Core Values

At TCU, we value:

Integrity: as the foundation of learning, discovery, and ethical leadership. We embrace personal accountability and our shared responsibility to foster a community of leaders who have the uncompromising commitment and conscience to make a difference for the greater good.

Engagement: that impacts personal and academic growth. We foster responsible and ethical leadership by actively participating in the learning process and the community around us.

Community: and a culture of belonging. We celebrate our differences and serve one another with openness, trust, humility and mutual respect.

Excellence: in our pursuit of the greater good. Achievement through critical thinking, intellectual inquiry and creative expression fuels lifelong learning and lasting impact.