Policy Category: Community Standards

Appropriate Use

TCU expects all users of University Computing Resources to respect the rights and privacy of other users, respect the integrity of physical facilities and controls, and respect the ownership and usage rights for digital media.  You may only use those University Computing Resources that you are authorized to use, and must use them in the… Read more »

Communicable Disease Policy

TCU community members, including students, faculty, staff and guests will prioritize the health and safety of the campus community. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (or other declared communicable disease outbreaks and/or pandemics, when in shared, public spaces or where a minimum distance of six (6) feet (or a distance as recommended by the… Read more »

Community Standards

Non-Smoking Policy Use of tobacco or nicotine products on University premises violates the Tobacco Use Policy. Possession of tobacco or nicotine products and/or tobacco or nicotine paraphernalia including but not limited to e-cigarettes, JUULs, vapes, and pipes, in a University residential facility, regardless of age, will be considered a violation. Violators are subject to disciplinary action. Overnight… Read more »

Compliance Officers

Compliance officers stand ready to assist faculty, staff, and students whether you have a question, want to report a potential concern, or need clarification on a compliance matter.  To view the Compliance Officer listing at TCU, please visit the TCU Compliance website.  To report compliance concerns and complaints anonymously, please call the confidential Ethics &… Read more »

Copyright and Intellectual Property

Unauthorized duplication of copyrighted works, such as books, movies, photographs, video games, music and software, is a violation of federal copyright law.  TCU supports strict compliance with federal laws regarding copyright infringement.  Anyone who engages in illegal copying shall be subject to disciplinary action under TCU’s policies and may be sued in federal court by… Read more »

Data Retention & Destruction

TCU systems are backed up on a routine basis to ensure the ability to recover from computer or network failures or disturbances.  TCU cannot, however, guarantee the restoration of any lost or deleted information stored on its servers. Further, once your relation with TCU ends, your access to University Computing Resources terminates. Therefore, a user… Read more »

E-Mail | Electronic Communications | Social Networks

Electronic communications (e-mail, text messages, social networks, blogs, etc.) enjoy tremendous popularity in our society.  Much of the communication between TCU staff, administration and students will be electronic.  The informality and immediacy of electronic communications can, however, lead to content abuse.  TCU neither sanctions nor censors individual expression of opinion in electronic communications, but TCU… Read more »


Suspected violations of this policy will normally be handled through TCU disciplinary procedures applicable to the relevant user.  TCU may suspend a user’s access to University Computing Resources, prior to the initiation or completion of such disciplinary procedures, when it reasonably appears necessary to preserve the integrity, security, or functionality of University Computing Resources or… Read more »


Mary Couts Burnett Library provides intellectual resources, innovative technology tools, and an inspiring physical and virtual environment to serve TCU’s diverse community of learners, supported by approachable and resourceful staff. Students have access to over 120,000 unique journal titles and more than 1.9 million books, CDs, DVDs, videos, and other items housed in the Library… Read more »

Network and Computing Policy

Introduction TCU provides technology to help facilitate the academic, research, and administrative needs of students, faculty and staff.  Technology allows you to quickly and efficiently access and exchange information, both within the TCU community and around the globe.  This valuable resource is provided as a privilege, and with that privilege comes the responsibility of all… Read more »