Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Policy

TCU values the safety, security and privacy of our community.  The personal use of any unmanned aerial vehicle (i.e, drones) is prohibited on campus, unless approved by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (or his/her designee); commercial use by the Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communication (or his/her designee); or the Provost (or his/her designee) specifically for research and educational purposes.  Approval must be obtained two (2) weeks prior to the event in order to implement security measures.  Any individual found in violation may be fined up to $500, as defined by Texas law, in addition to other sanctions deemed appropriate by proper authorities.  Any operator of a UAS must also follow all applicable state and federal laws pertaining to such operation.  Detailed information regarding federal regulations on the use of UAS is available on the Federal Aviation Administration website at www.faa.gov/uas/.  Further, any operator of an unauthorized UAS will be held responsible for any injuries or damage caused by the UAS.  Procedures and guidelines for personal student use of drones may be obtained found in the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (or his/her designee); procedures and guidelines for commercial use may be found at www.mkc.tcu.edu.