Inaugurated in fall 2009, the prestigious and highly-selective John V. Roach Honors College offers students an educational experience of the finest quality, as well as unparalleled opportunities for intellectual and personal growth. If you’d like a challenge and want to engage with new ideas and worldviews, come join us!
Do you hope to distinguish yourself from the crowd? The College provides a selection of opportunities for scholarship and research, experiential learning, and interdisciplinary study. Honors students graduate with the major of their choice, while fine tuning their knowledge of the world and distinguishing themselves through graduation from a prestigious Honors College. Honors students receive priority registration, as well as assistance from highly-skilled Honors advisors. Scholarship money for study abroad is also available through the Brachman Study Abroad Scholarships, and the Director of Prestigious Scholarships assists students with the nation’s most prestigious post-baccalaureate fellowships. Within the past two years, our students have won multiple Fulbright Scholarships and the Scoville Fellowship. They have also been finalists for the Marshall Scholarship.
Would you like to engage in truly meaningful conversations? In small classes and in the beautiful Honors residence hall, Honors students are free to express opinions and develop their own insights into the challenges of today and tomorrow. Since Honors students select from a wide variety of classes and activities, the possibilities of conversations are endless: students form highly-popular pre-med study groups; meet with faculty in the Milton Daniel Great Hall; interact with the TCU Chancellor, the Provost and various Deans through the student-led Cornerstone Speaker Series; and learn from their student mentors in the Watson Mentoring Program.
Would you like to be part of a diverse, multitalented and supportive community? Besides pursuing the highest levels of academic excellence, students in the John V. Roach Honors College are athletes, leaders in student government, musicians, members of student and social organizations, and community volunteers. Last year, two of the four TCU student body officers proudly called Honors their home; the previous year, three of four student body officers graduated with the prestige and recognition that the Honors College affords. Honors students come to TCU from all over the country and all around the world, bringing unique talents and interests.
I have personally seen the tremendous impact that Honors has on TCU students as they strive to fulfill their goals, and I hope you’ll visit with me and other Honors faculty and staff in order to learn more about the John V. Roach Honors College.
Peggy W. Watson, Dean
John V. Roach Honors College
Letter from Dean Watson