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Student Experience

It’s all about connection.

We believe students thrive when they form relationships that make them feel connected — to each other, to the campus community and to the world around them. With its emphasis on intercultural understanding and community-engaged learning, CRES brings this belief to life.

From small classes and student organizations to opportunities for internships and study abroad, studying CRES at TCU allows you to develop relationships with professors, discover the world and establish a strong academic and professional support network.

You can keep with campus and community events that relate to the CRES mission and values with the News Digest available every second and fourth Tuesday during both the fall and spring semesters and on the events calendar.

TCU Justice Journey


CRES-affiliated faculty and staff also lead the TCU Justice Journey, a U.S.-based immersion and community-engaged educational experience in which students travel to sites related to social justice struggles, past and present, and learn from community activists who changed the world. Formerly known as the Civil Rights Bus Tour, the TCU Justice Journey has included an annual trip to visit sites and people associated with the African-American freedom struggle in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and other southern states.

Beginning in 2017, the TCU Justice Journey offers a new program on Latina/o Civil Rights struggles, including the historic Chicana/o movement, present-day Latina/o politics, and immigrant rights across time. Students travel to Austin, San Antonio and other communities throughout South Texas.

The TCU Justice Journey: African-American Freedom Struggle will resume in 2020.