Fort Worth, Texas | February 15, 2012 08:09 AM | Print this story
The University's campus Police Department and Fort Worth Police Department concluded a coordinated investigation of drug selling on and around TCU's campus.
Who was arrested and for what?
TCU students were arrested for selling drugs.
What happened to these students?
The students arrested were immediately separated from TCU and criminally trespassed from campus.
When did the arrests occur?
The arrests took place early Wednesday morning.
Where did the arrests occur?
Students were arrested on and off campus in different locations.
Has TCU ever experienced student arrests of this magnitude before?
No. In recent years, five TCU students have been arrested for drug law violations.
Do TCU students have a drug problem?
In 2011, 71 students were disciplined for drug law violations. That's less than one percent of the student body.
What sort of programs does TCU have in place to prevent such behavior?
TCU's Alcohol and Drug Education program utilizes a national best practices model to help students manage issues related to drugs and alcohol. The University's health center and counseling center also help students live healthier lives and avoid falling into poor health habits.
What does the Chancellor have to say about all of this?
Chancellor Boschini stated the following in an e-mail: TCU has clear expectations for its students: that they behave in an ethical manner, abide by campus policies and adhere to state and federal law. These students are charged with acting in a manner that is incompatible with TCU values and against the law. That is simply unacceptable and such reported behavior is not tolerated at this University.
We have a responsibility to ensure that our campus environment is healthy and safe. Today's actions highlight that responsibility. The students involved were immediately separated from TCU and criminally trespassed from campus. Further, according to University policy, students arrested and found in violation of distributing drugs are subject to immediate expulsion from TCU.
Why did TCU take so long to discover the narcotics activity?
TCU acted as quickly as possible following a coordinated, comprehensive investigation between campus police and the FWPD that took six months. The length of the investigation was needed to establish behavior patterns.
What will TCU do to prevent this from happening in the future?
TCU's Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. has asked that TCU's vice chancellor for student affairs, Dr. Kathy Cavins-Tull, determine if any new strategies need to be implemented to help prevent this from happening again.
If I am a parent or family member of a TCU student, is there a number I can call if I have questions?
Parents and family members can call 1-866-321-7428.
What is the number and website for TCU's Alcohol and Drug Education program?
Is it true that a lot of football players failed a recent drug test?
The comments about failed drug tests made by the separated players in affidavits cannot be verified simply because they were made in the context of a drug buy. TCU drug tests its student-athletes on a regular basis. Any student found in violation of TCU's drug abuse policy is subject to University disciplinary action.