Health, Safety & Protecting Minors
The TCU Brown-Lupton Health Center is closed during summer.
All summer camp/conference organizers are automatically enrolled in the TCU Alert system using the provided email and phone contact information for your dates on campus. You should also receive building evacuation & shelter maps from TCU Conference Services before your arrival.
Please visit TCU Public Safety to learn more about how TCU Police and the Office of Emergency Management keep us safe.
Download the FrogShield app to report tips, get alerts, and stay protected.
If you witness a crime or observe suspicious activity on campus and would like to report it anonymously, you may call 817-257-5833 to leave a confidential voice message. You may also complete the form. When you submit this form, your identity will not be presented to the TCU Police investigator. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the TCUPD Criminal Investigations Division at 817-257-4404.
Child Protection & Abuse Prevention Training
When minors attend a program on campus, Texas state law requires the successful completion of sexual abuse and child molestation prevention training for all adults (18+) present at the program. This written test is approved by the Department of State Health Services. This law pairs with the annual criminal background check and sex offender registration record check already required for any adult who will accompany children to a summer event or camp at TCU. View TCU's complete Minors on Campus policy here.
Training topics include:
- Definitions and effects of sexual abuse and child molestation;
- Typical patterns of behavior and methods of operation of child molesters and sex offenders that put children at risk;
- Warning signs and symptoms associated with sexual abuse or child molestation;
- Recommended procedures by youth camps to address, prevent, and report suspected sexual abuse or child molestation;
- Ways adults can avoid putting themselves at risk for an accusation of sexual misconduct.
TCU provides a state-approved course for faculty, staff, and students at the University. Contact the Office of Compliance at firstname.lastname@example.org to receiving this training course.
Visitors to TCU must complete youth protection training from another vendor approved by Texas Department of State Health Services. Both individuals and organizations can access the training program directly through our recommended program, Darkness to Light. Training does not have to be completed in one sitting. The fee is $10 per person and the certificate will include the required TDSHS provider code.
Prior to arrival, program directors must submit the Campus Programs for Minors Form to TCU Conference Services. This form documents the successful completion of training. Any adult participating in a summer event or camp that cannot be documented and certified as successfully completing the state-mandated training will not be allowed to register or allowed on campus.
Annual background checks are also required for programs with minors on campus. This includes TCU faculty, staff, and students as well as external program directors and volunteers. TCU enforces a criminal background check and sex offender registration record check; recommended vendors include Truescreen, Sterling, or Hire Right, but you may choose a different vendor. Ask TCU Conference Services for contact info and setting up checks with these companies.
Upon successful background check, external groups will submit the Certification of Compliance for Background Checks Form to TCU Conference Services along with the other liability paperwork (contract, insurance, etc).