Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities
Students enrolled at UTC are citizens of the University and its surrounding communities. This citizenship carries with it opportunities and responsibilities - opportunities that enrich one's intellectual social life and responsibilities to conduct oneself in public and private life with integrity and respect for others. The University expects that its students will respect and comply with the law and the University's Code of Conduct both on campus and in the surrounding communities.
The University treats students like adults and expects mature and responsible behavior from them. Indeed, the reputation of the University depends, in part, on the conduct of its students. Consequently, the University maintains rules and policies to maintain a safe and civil environment for all members of the academic community. Students should understand that they assume full responsibility for the consequences of their behavior. Those who violate the University's policies are subject to disciplinary action, including permanent dismissal from the University.
Students are responsible for understanding and complying with the University's Catalog, with its Undergraduate Student Handbook, and with other regulations. The Undergraduate Catalog is available online at: www.utc.edu/catalogs/.The Student Handbook is available at: www.utc.edu/Administration/StudentDevelopment/handbook/. The University publishes both documents annually.
Misrepresentation of academic credentials is a Class A misdemeanor in Tennessee. A person commits the offense of misrepresentation of academic credentials who, knowing that the statement is false and with the intent to secure employment or admission to an institution of higher education in Tennessee, represents, orally or in writing, that such person: (1) has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one or more degrees or diplomas from an accredited institution of higher education; (2) has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one or more degrees or diplomas from a particular institution of higher education; or (3) has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one or more degrees or diplomas in a particular field or specialty from an accredited institution of higher education.
Statement of a Drug-Free Environment
It is a policy of The University of Tennessee system and of UTC to encourage and maintain a safe, healthful, and drug-free environment. Therefore, University policy prohibits the unlawful use, manufacture, possession, distribution, or dispensing of drugs ("controlled substances" as defined in the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 812) and alcohol on University property or during University activities.
Violation of this policy is grounds for disciplinary action, which includes immediate and permanent dismissal of the student. Federal and State laws provide additional penalties for such unlawful activities, including fines and imprisonment (21 U.S.C. 841 et seq.; T.C.A. 39-6-401 et seq.). Local ordinances also provide various penalties for drug- and alcohol-related offenses. The University is bound to take all appropriate actions against violators, which may include referral for legal prosecution or requiring the individual to participate in an approved drug use or alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program.
Campus Safety Report
Each year The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga publishes UTC Campus Safety and Law Enforcement Handbook which includes campus crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years as well as various campus policies concerning law enforcement, the reporting of criminal activity, and crime prevention programs. Prospective students, current students, and employees may receive a copy of the report by visiting www.utc.edu/PublicSafety or by writing to:
Department of Public Safety
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Student Right To Know
In accordance with the Student Right To Know Act, the University provides the following information. By the end of the 2006-07 school year, 40 percent of students who entered The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as full-time freshmen in fall 2002 completed baccalaureate degrees at UTC.
Any questions concerning this or similar information on student athletes contact:
Dr. Richard Gruetzemacher
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Institutional Research
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598