TCU Faculty & Staff Handbook


The Handbook for Texas Christian University Faculty and Staff is prepared annually as a ready reference for answers to most questions concerning the organization, philosophy, policies and procedures of the University. It is not, however, meant to be all-inclusive. More precise and detailed information may be secured from appropriate personnel and/or publications.

The provisions herein are current only at the time of publication and, with the exception of the policy relating to tenure, may be reviewed, amended, or revoked following reasonable opportunity for consultation with the segment(s) of the University affected by proposed changes.

Even though materials for this handbook were submitted to University officials for verification, the chance for errors remains. If errors are found, please notify in writing the office of the Vice Chancellor for Marketing & Communication.


TCU educates individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.


Our vision is to create a world-class, values-centered university experience.


At TCU, we value:

Academic and personal achievement
Intellectual inquiry and the creation of knowledge
Artistic and creative expression
A heritage of service in pursuit of the greater good
Personal freedom and integrity
The dignity of and respect for the individual
Active appreciation for the array of human experience and the potential of every human being

This Handbook is for informational purposes only. The provisions of this Handbook do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any staff or faculty member and Texas Christian University. The provisions of the Handbook are subject to change without notice.

View the current version of the TCU Faculty & Staff Handbook (PDF)