sult with interested faculty members or members of the Student Development staff for help in getting a new group started.
Membership in departmental and interest clubs is typically open to all interested students. Information regarding a particular group can be obtained from the faculty/staff advisor or through the Student Development Office. Also, watch the campus bulletin boards for notices concerning meetings and other programs. Rules and regulations regarding meeting, membership and more are available in The Student Handbook. Additionally, The Student Handbook contains a list of faculty sponsors/advisors for these academic and special interest clubs.
Honor societies recognize service, leadership, or academic achievement. Although these groups are often identified by Greek letters, they are different in nature from social fraternities and sororities. Although some restrict membership to upper-class students, a few recognize students as early as the second semester at UTC. Information regarding a particular group can be obtained from the faculty/staff advisor or through the Student Development Office.
Major Campus Organizations
The following campus organizations are open to all interested students and are large, active, and have been well established on the campus for many years. Membership information can be obtained through the faculty/staff advisor or through the Student Development Office. The Student Handbook contains a list of faculty sponsors/advisors for these organizations.
The Association for Campus Entertainment is the major programming body for the campus. ACE sponsors such events as comedians, hypnotists, the Homecoming Road Race, the international film series, and much more. ACE's major objective is fun through creative entertainment.
The Black Student Association is organized to promote a better interracial relationship between students on the campus, to become better involved in social and academic activities of the University, and to act as a medium between members of the organization and other organizations on campus.
The International Student Association's purpose is to augment friendly communication among people of different cultures and to help international students adjust, while extending its services to the community.
Interested students may become "tapped'' into one of the service organizations whose members volunteer their services for University and community functions. Members are chosen on the basis of service, leadership, and loyalty. The Student Handbook contains a list of faculty sponsors/advisors for these academic and special interest clubs.
Circle K is an international college organization sponsored by the Kiwanis International to promote service projects on campus and in the community.
Mortar Board is a college senior honor society whose main purpose is service to the campus community. Mortar Board members aim to support the ideals of the University, to advance a spirit of scholarship, to recognize and encourage leadership, and to provide service.
Rotaract Club is an international organization sponsored by the Rotary Club. The purpose of the organization is to develop leadership on campus and to promote service.
The Student Alumni Council is composed of 40 members who work closely with the Chancellor and the Director of Alumni Programs to promote the interests, ideas, and goals of our University. SAC strives to instill in all students a sense of continuing responsibility to UTC.
The Student Orientation Board assists in orientation programs for new students and other programs of the Advisement and Orientation Office.
The religious life of the University is represented by both centers and organizations presenting a varied program of worship and community service.
The Baptist Collegiate Ministry is located at 540 Vine Street, across from the Boling Apartments. Our center is open each day from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. Anyone looking for friendship, fun and encouragement is invited to participate regardless of denominational or religious affiliation. Contact the campus minister, Steve Roper, at 266-5121 for information.
The Jewish Student Union is the liaison between the Jewish community and the students and faculty. Social, cultural, religious and educational activities are open to anyone in the University community. The Rabbi of B'Nai Zion Congregation is available to respond to questions regarding the practices and philosophy of Judaism and to aid the needs of Jewish students. B'nai Zion Congregation is located at 114 McBrien Road, and the telephone number is 894-8900.
The Episcopal University Ministry and Student Center is located on the 2nd floor, Suite N2 at 661 Douglas Street. Contact Rev. Matilda Dunn, University Chaplain at 265-2658 for counseling and other information.
The Catholic Student Center (Newman Center) serves students in the Chattanooga area. At the core of its ministry is the 6:00 P.M. Sunday Eucharist. Activities include study groups, guest speakers, a folk group, retreats, Wednesday lunches, and other planned social events and monthly suppers prepared by the students. The Center is located at 514 Palmetto Street adjacent to the UTC campus. Contact Marla Thurman at 267-3064 or 886-7564.
The Christian Student Center is sponsored by the area Churches of Christ for the benefit of all students, faculty and staff. This Center is located at 609 Houston Street, near the Arena and Boling Apartments. Facilities offer a comfortable place for relaxation, study, or recreation. Emphasis is upon fellowship through devotionals and Bible classes. The Christian Student Center is open daily from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. The Center serves lunches on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and supper on Tuesday evenings. Contact Jerry Cox at 267-4488 for more information.