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 Guests

For the safety of the entire Frog family, no overnight guests are permitted during the 2020-2021 academic year, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Quiet Hours

A “Quiet Hours” rule is in effect in all residence halls Sunday – Thursday from 10:00 p.m. until 10:00 a.m, and Friday and Saturday Midnight until 10:00 am. However, residents are expected to respect the needs of others to sleep or study in the hall at all times. Conversing, listening to radios, ste­reos, television, and playing of music must be held to a low noise level in all student rooms and hallways.


The only pets that are allowed in university housing are fish. Fish aquariums are not to exceed 10 gallons in capacity. All other pets or animals are prohibited for health purposes. Having an unauthorized pet in University housing will subject the resident to disciplinary action and immediate removal of the pet by the resident or local Animal Control Officer or Humane Society. Any charges made by Animal Control Officers or Humane Society will be the responsibility of the resident. Repeat violations could subject the student to removal from the residence hall. “Visiting” pets are not permitted in University housing.

Service Animals Questions concerning service dogs should be referred to the Student Access and Accommodation office, Sadler Hall, Room 1010.

Emotional Support Animal

Students wanting to request an emotional support animal accommodation in the on-campus residence hall are responsible for presenting relevant, verifiable, professional documentation to the Student Access and Accommodation office, Sadler Hall, Room 1010.


TCU students may visit TCU students.  You may have members of the opposite gender visit you in University housing rooms during certain hours of the day. All visitors must be escorted by their hosts in all areas of the building. Sunday – Thursday – 12noon to midnight  – Friday and Saturday – 12noon to 2AM. As you enter a residence hall, please be prepared to show your TCU ID if the hall desk is staffed.

Visitation policies for the Fraternity and Sorority chapters are set by each organization. The chapter is responsible for informing members and residents of the specific policy. Fraternity and Sorority Life staff supports and assists chapters in enforcing their policies.

Violations of the visitation policy will result in follow-up, which may include removal from the hall or suspension of visitation privileges. Non-residents who violate visitation may be prohibited from returning to the hall.