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 programming body for the campus! ACE sponsors events like Welcome Week movies, comedians, outdoor concert series, caricature artists, personalized novelties, Homecoming Lip Sync and Spring Fest, and our annual Casino Night. ACE meets every Wednesday at 4:30 in the University Center. Visit online at www.utc.edu/dos/ace for more information.
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.
CRU: Campus Crusade for Christ - CRU was started in 2007 at UTC and meets on Thursday nights in the Grote Hall Auditorium at 7:00. Our desire is to help students ponder and grow in a relationship with Christ. To Learn more go to www.chattanoogacru.com.
The G.A.P. Ministry (an acronym for God’s Action Plan) is a campus ministry committed to sharing the love of Jesus Christ, providing an atmosphere of worship and spiritual revelation where college students can discover who they are by becoming closer to God. Get in The G.A.P. through our weekly Bible studies, small groups, community service projects, mentoring programs and Christian leadership training. For more information please email our campus minister, Michael Douglas at email@example.com.
The House: University Ministries of Chattanooga: Our mission is to bring college age people in the Chattanooga area to a deeper knowledge and love of Jesus Christ, and to equip people for ministry. Our worship service meets at The Vine, the worship center on the corner of Oak and Houston, every Tuesday night at 8:00. We serve lunch on Tuesdays at The Hub, 650 McCallie Avenue (in the basement of First Christian Church). small group Bible studies are led by our staff and alumni. Concerts, cookouts, retreats, mission trips, service projects are all a part of what we do. We are supported by a number of local churches, and our students come from a number of different church backgrounds. Please see our website at www.thehouseutc.org, or call our office at (423) 752-9407.
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. Consider joining one of our “Family Groups” that meet each week for encouragement, Bible study and fellowship. We also provide a drop-in lunch each Wednesday (11:00-12:30) provided by area churches and have worship each Thursday evening at 8:00. All programming is planned and led by students for students. Contact the campus