Model United Nations
About the Program
TCU’s award-winning Model United Nations program 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 improve their negotiating, public speaking and writing skills.
TCU regularly attends the National Model United Nations–D.C.conference each fall and the NMUN –New York conference each spring. We also regularly attend international conferences. Previous locations include China, Ecuador, France, Japan, Italy and the Czech Republic. TCU delegations routinely win awards for their participation in MUN conferences.
How to Apply
Students who wish to participate in the National Model United Nations conference held each spring are required to take six hours of coursework through the Department of Political Science, three in the fall before the conference (POSC 33013 —United Nations Institutions and Processes) and three in the spring (POSC 33023—International Organizations Research). The latter class counts as a writing emphasis.
Acceptance into the National Model UN team is by application; applications are solicited each March via campus email prior to class registration for the fall for the next year’s team.
Participation in the additional Model UN conferences is also by application, but is not for class credit. Students who serve as delegates to these conferences are expected to commit at least one hour a week to meetings designed to aid in preparation for the conference.
To learn more, contact Dr. Eric Cox