Each cohort of Community Scholars makes a difference at TCU, both collectively and individually.

Community Scholars reflect the essence of what it means to be a Horned Frog. These bold leaders imbue our campus with a collaborative spirit, excelling in and out of the classroom. They are bridge builders, strengthening the bond between TCU, Fort Worth, and the entire north Texas region.

Heath Einstein, Dean of Admission

TCU Programs

TCU hosts annual traditions and programming that enlighten the campus on issues of equality and equity that are important to every Horned Frog. We also observe cultural awareness periods such as Hispanic Heritage Month and Black History Month.

Our Atlantic Slave Trade Experience is a four-day, three-night experience hosted by the Office of Cultural, Community, and International Services. The trip explores the historical roots of the Atlantic Slave Trade as well as contemporary issues affecting communities around New Orleans. Students visit the most intact slave plantation in the South, the Whitney Plantation, the Lower 9th Ward, and Angola Prison to discuss mass incarceration and prison reform. There are opportunities to engage in dialogue with experts and scholars as well as a community revitalization project.

The MLK Jr. Unity Walk highlights the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., bringing the TCU community together to participate in a commemorative walk, dinner and discussion of issues relating to social justice, equality and current topics of national focus. Recently, students watched episode one of “When They See Us,” in preparing for Dr. Yusef Salaam’s visit to campus.

Campus leadership

Community Scholars are actively engaged at TCU in their time at TCU. Here are some of the campus organizations in which they participate.

Women of Empowerment
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
United Latino Association
Black Student Association
African Students Organization
Word of Truth Ministries
Vietnamese Student Associations
Muslim student Association
National Association of Black Accountants
Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students
Naturally Mi TCU Natural Hair Organization
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Greek-letter organizations (sororities and fraternities)
Hall Crew
TCU Ambassadors
Frog Camp Facilitators
Orientation Leaders
LEAPS Team Leaders
Connections Mentors

Volunteer Partnerships

Besides being excellent TCU students, Community Scholars are service leaders, creating a bridge to the community through volunteerism. Here are some of the agencies touched by their contributions.

Trinity Habitat for Humanity
Como Community Center
Tarrant Area Food Bank
Northside Inter Church Agency
H.O.P.E. Farm
Girls Inc.
Community Food Bank
Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
Kinder Frogs

Preparedness is everything

Community Scholars participate in at least one professional development workshop/event during their undergraduate experience.

They take part in résumé writing workshops, interviewing workshops, developing their personal brand through LinkedIn and TCU’s robust Career and Intern Expo.

Every Community Scholar is assisted with landing an internship during their junior year. And networking events hosted by the Black Alumni Alliance and Hispanic Alumni Association help prepare Community Scholars for their lives after TCU.

A dream to teach

Inspired by a teacher and his AP US History and AP World History classes in high school, Daniel Cruz is a secondary education major and first-generation student aspiring to teach in the Fort Worth community.

Meet Daniel Cruz


In this "Coach and the Preacher" broadcast, Community Scholars describe the rewards of giving back to the community through the Redemption Bowl, an ongoing service event that partners with Fort Worth's New Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church.

Serving with meaning