TCU knows how important it is for parents to stay connected with the school and their students. To make the distance shorter and the questions and suggestions available for everyone, TCU offers different ways to stay connected.
The TCU Parent Association is open to all parents and guardians of all TCU students. The purpose of the Association is to assist and benefit parents and guardians in the following ways: To assist parents with the transitional experiences related to their students' beginning college; to provide communication and resource information to encourage parents to stay informed about and involved with the University; to promote and provide support for University programs and activities; to enable parents to assist their students into their first careers; to create a lifelong partnership between families and the University. The TCU Parents' Association offers an opportunity for parents to formally connect with TCU as a parent or guardian of a TCU student.
The TCU Parent and Family website objective is to increase parent awareness and knowledge of the programs and opportunities available for them, and subsequently, their students. The latest news and events can be found online. Also available is the TCU Parent and Family Facebook page and brand-new blog, found on the TCU Parent and Family Programs website.
Once a month parents receive an E-newsletter, "The Parent Experience," with news, events and important information specific to the student's classification or projected graduation date.
The council was created in 1986 with a group of approximately 60 families from across the globe. They meet twice a year to discuss issues surrounding the academic and co-curricular activities of the campus. In addition to receiving information these parents provide feedback, act as ambassadors to parents within their own communities and assist with university initiatives on an as-needed basis.