minister, Steve Roper, at 266-5121 for more information or visit our website and Facebook page, www.chattanoogabcm.com and “UTC BCM.”
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. Mizpah Congregation is available for responding to the needs of Jewish students on the UTC campus. Mizpah Congregation is located at 923 McCallie Avenue. Please contact Rabbi Bill S. Tepper at (423) 267-9771 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Episcopal University Ministry and Student Center is located on the 2nd floor, Suite N2 at 661 Douglas Street. Contact Rev. Bob Leopold, University Chaplain at 266-8195 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. Contact Bill Leahy or Fr. Mike Creson at the Center, located at 514 Palmetto Street adjacent to the UTC campus.
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.
The Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is the campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in American (PCA). There is a large Group Bible Study that meets every week on Thursday nights at 8:00 in the University Center. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in small group Bible studies throughout the week as well as various social events and conferences during the semester. Contact RUF campus minister, Jason Little, at 648-7934 or 595-3755 for more information.
The United Methodist Campus Ministry is housed in the Wesley Center at 607 Douglas Street. They provide opportunities for friendship, intellectual and spiritual growth, worship, and community service through a broad range of activities. Weekly lunches are served on Wednesdays by various local churches. The campus minister leads discussion groups on topics of current interest such as Bible study, preparation for marriage, personal relationships, social problems, and Christian thought. A leadership team plans and coordinates all the student-oriented regular activities as well as special events such as retreats, service projects, fund raising, and parties. The center is open from 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and at nights and on weekends as announced. The United Methodist campus minister is Keith Moore (266-3691).
There are two major student publications at UTC, being staffed and produced solely by UTC students. The student newspaper and the literary magazine are governed by the Publications Board. The Board's policies are described in the Manual for Student Publications.
The University Echo takes an active role in campus life. It serves the university community not only as a ready source of campus news and other information of interest to college students, but also as the medium through which both student and faculty opinions can be presented, discussed, and recorded. Published weekly under the editorship of students, the Echo is supported by the University and is distributed free to all students and faculty. Interested students may apply for positions on the staff in reporting, editorial (news, features, and sports writing, copy reading, etc.), business (advertising, sales, bookkeeping, etc.), or layout/design capacities by coming by the Echo offices in the University Center. The Echo also welcomes individual student's letters.
The UTC literary magazine, the Sequoya Review, is published once yearly and has won many regional and national awards. All students, faculty, and administration may submit material to be considered for publication. This material should be in the form of poetry, short stories, art work, photographs, or essays. The Sequoya Review editor and staff may be contacted through the Student Development office or through the English Department.
Eligibility for Athletics
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga believes strongly in athletic competition. The University also believes that academic and other standards must be maintained by all students regardless of their extracurricular activities.
- Only regular full-time students (those carrying 12 hours per semester) are eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics.
- A student athlete must be making satisfactory progress toward a degree as set forth by the current NCAA and Southern Conference manuals.
- Transfer students must meet current standards set forth by the NCAA and Southern Conference organizations.
- Head coaches are obligated to inform the individual students of the NCAA regulations and all students must abide by these regulations.
- A student may not participate in intercollegiate athletics until his/her eligibility is certified by the Athletics Compliance Office, the Records Office and the Faculty Athletics Committee.
Intramural activity programs sponsored by the Campus Recreation Department on the UTC campus encourage students to manage, direct, and participate in physical activities as part of the learning process. Students may participate as individuals or as part of a team through fraternity, sorority, or independent organizations. Competition is keen with the winners receiving awards to document their accomplishments. Intramural activities include badminton, basketball, flag football, golf, inner-tube bas-