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Mission Statement & History


Cultivate a meaningful, diverse and inclusive connection culture within the TCU community and within the global community.


Texas Christian University’s unique culture is rooted in a long history of serving and including others—actions that build bonds and create an environment where people feel a sense of spirited belonging.

“TCU is a place where people are the priority. This is a hallmark of the TCU experience—so much so, that we launched the Center for Connection Culture to further spread the ethos ‘We are better together.’” – Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr.

Founded in 2013 by Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. and author Michael Stallard, the Center for Connection Culture was established to recognize, protect and strengthen TCU’s commitment to building and sustaining a connected community that values diverse perspectives and a culture of belonging.

What is “Connection Culture”?

Our culture is most evident in the large and small actions made by our community members. Some of the ways the Center nourishes our culture at TCU are through community events, employee service recognition, personal welcome messages to new community members and conversations with leaders.