Model UN

The award-winning Model United Nations program at TCU is a joint program of Student Development Services and the Department of Political Science. It offers students the opportunity to simulate the workings of the United Nations as representatives of one of the member-states of the UN. In their capacity as delegates to Model UN conferences, students research the policies of their designated country on a variety of topics, including international trade and development, terrorism, international conflict, weapons of mass destruction, human rights, and the environment. Participation in conferences also helps students to improve their negotiating, public speaking and writing skills.


TCU regularly attends the National Model UN – Washington, DC conference each fall.  This opportunity is available to all undergraduate students regardless of major. Students interested in participating must apply in early September.

TCU attends the National Model UN – New York conference each spring. To attend this conference, students are required to take six hours of coursework through the Department of Political Science.

We also regularly send a Model UN team to international conferences. Previous locations include China, Ecuador, France, Japan, Italy, South Korea, Canada and the Czech Republic. To be eligible to attend international conferences, students must have participated in the National Model UN New York conference.

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Participation in this program is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about the issues confronting the world in which they live from diverse perspectives. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Cox at or  visit