Texas Christian University
Texas Christian University is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.
TCU is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Disciples of Christ. Its mascot is the "horned frog."
Texas Christian University was founded by East Texas brothers Addison & Randolph Clark, together with the support of their father Joseph A. Clark.
The Clarks were scholar-preacher/teachers associated with the Restoration Movement. These early leaders of the Restoration Movement were the spiritual ancestors of the modern Disciples of Christ, as well as major proponents of education. Part of TCU's Campus Following their return from service in the Civil War, brothers Addison and Randolph established a children's preparatory school in Fort Worth. This school, known as the Male & Female Seminary of Fort Worth, operated from 1869 to 1874.
Both Clarks nourished a vision for an institution of higher education that would be Christian in character, but non-sectarian in spirit and intellectually open-minded. They purchased five blocks of land in downtown Fort Worth in 1869 for that purpose. But from 1867,1872, the character of Fort Worth changed substantially due to the commercial influence of the Chisholm Trail, the principal route for moving Texas cattle to the Kansas rail heads. A huge influx of cattle, men, and money transformed the sleepy frontier village into a booming, brawling cowtown.
The area around the property purchased by the Clarks for their college soon became the town's vice district, an unrelieved stretch of saloons, gambling halls, dance parlors, and bawdy houses catering to the rough tastes of the Chisholm Trail cowboys.
To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.
Kyle Bass - Founder and principal of Hayman Capital Management, L.P. James Cash, Jr. Currently sits on boards of GE and Microsoft John Davis Billionaire entrepreneur; 1-800-Flowers founder Wendy Davis State senator and Democratic candidate for governor of Texas in 2014 Gordon R. England (MBA '75) 71st and 73rd Secretary of the Navy.