Welcome to Connections!
Connections is a small-group centered leadership development program designed to help new students transition successfully into the TCU community. Housed within TCU’s Leadership Center, and in partnership with First Year Experience, students will focus on their Strengths, according to Gallup’s StrengthsQuest, and explore the ways in which their personal lives and leadership styles are connected to the larger community. Though not required, Connections is highly recommended and attracts several hundred incoming students per year.
For many, Connections represents the first step toward earning a leadership medallion upon graduation from TCU. This medallion can be earned by becoming part of the Leadership Scholars Program.
Fall Connections meets each Wednesday for 7 consecutive weeks beginning in the second week of the fall semester. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m.
Spring Connections meets each Wednesday for 4 consecutive weeks beginning in the second week of the spring semester. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m.
Why join Connections?
Connections will help you:
• Identify and best utilize your strengths, according to Gallup StrengthsQuest
• Earn credit toward the Leadership Scholars Medallion
• Transition into the TCU community
• Learn many ways to get involved on campus
• Be a positive leader in your community
• Gain insight on your own strengths and how they translate into college
• Connects students to upper-level mentors, staff and outside resources
• First step toward earning a leadership medallion upon graduation from TCU through the Leadership Scholar Seminar Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I sign up to participate in Connections?
A: You may register for Connections using the link above. In addition, new students may sign up for Connections during Orientation. Look for the Connections Sign Up during Orientation Check-out.
Q: What is the time commitment for Connections?
A: Connections is every Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Participants are expected to attend all 7 weeks in the fall or all 4 weeks in the spring.
Q: Is Connections for transfer students?
A: Yes! Connections is for all new TCU students. Connections offers small groups of first year students and transfer students.
Q: What if I have a class scheduled during that time?
A: Unfortunately, if you have a class scheduled during the time frame of 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, you will not be able to participate in Connections. However, we do encourage you to look out for the Connections Mentor applications that open late in the fall semester.
For more information, please see our FAQ below or feel free to call 817-257-7855 or email Eric Ekwueme, Assistant Director of the TCU Leadership Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.