Diversity & Inclusion
The John V. Roach Honors College at TCU is resolutely committed to achieving diversity and inclusion. We understand and admit that our current diversity profile is not optimal, and are working diligently to improve representation within the College and encourage diversity in all of its forms. Our ultimate goal is the creation of a fully-inclusive atmosphere that encourages everyone to feel welcome and valued and provides a safe and productive learning environment.
Here are just a few things the John V. Roach Honors College is doing in an effort to improve our diversity:
- New Admissions Policy
Our new, holistic admissions process (Fall 2019) considers not only standard indicators, e.g. test scores, GPA, and rigor of high school curriculum, but also broad evidence of curiosity, motivation, fairmindedness, and creativity through additional essays.
- Rewarding Strong Advocates for Diversity
Honors Lecturer, Dr. Lynn Hampton, is a staunch advocate for diversity and inclusion on campus and in the Honors College. Hampton was awarded the inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award by Chancellor Victor Boschini in 2018.
- College Diversity Advocate
We proudly support our College Diversity Advocate (CDA), Dr. Dan Williams, who works with Honors faculty and staff to discover and implement best diversity practices in all that we do.
- Campus Partnerships
We have established partnerships with Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies and Women & Gender Studies to host events, provide support, promote awareness, and more.
Students and staff in the Honors College are working together to collect data to assess issues related to diversity in the College, and to establish how our status, efforts, and achievements compare to other honors colleges across the nation.
Many other efforts designed to address diversity and support equity and inclusion are in progress in the John V. Roach Honors College, and will be added to this website soon.