3.9 Student Affairs and Services
3.9.1 Student Rights
The institution publishes a clear and appropriate statement of student rights and responsibilities and disseminates the statement to the campus community.
Judgement of Compliance:
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) publishes a clear and appropriate statement of student rights and responsibilities and disseminates the statement to the campus community. The university makes this information available in multiple publications and on various pages of UTC’s website.
The UTC Student Handbook provides the most comprehensive information regarding student conduct, rights, and responsibilities. This document also outlines policies related to residence hall security, the special procedures for cases Involving allegation of sexual offences, the ethical and professional standards in nursing, sexual harassment, and access to student records. It also includes a number of other policies related to the conduct of students, student organizations, and visitors to campus. The Student Handbook is published annually. A copy is given to each student at new student orientation. New digital copies are made available on the Dean of Students (DOS) and Division of Student Development website early in each fall semester. Print copies are made available to all students each October. Announcements are made in the Echo, the student newspaper, and through the student email distribution list.
Two other publications are made available to students. The UTC Student Rights and Responsibilities flyer is also on the Dean of Students and Division of Student Development webpage. The Dean of Students also has a booklet dedicated to the Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures that is handed out at DOS programs and to students during initial student conduct meetings.
The UTC undergraduate catalog provides information about the rules and regulations related specifically to student conduct: student rights and responsibilities, the Student-Right-to-Know, Statement of a Drug-Free Environment and Campus Safety Report, and academic appeals. The Graduate Catalog outlines expectations for the behavior of graduate students and provides information about the procedures regarding ethical violations, failure to achieve professional skills/behavior, and program dismissal for reasons other than grades, beginning on page 15. It also includes the University’s drug-free environment statement and provisions for drug testing.Campus policies specifically related to equal opportunity, access, discrimination, and privacy, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), can be found in both the undergraduate and graduate catalogs. These and other relevant policies can also be found on the Records Office web page.
- Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Student Handbook
- Dean of Students web page
- Division of Student Development
- Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures, Dean of Students
- Undergraduate Catalog, student conduct
- Graduate Catalog, page 15
- EEO Statement
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Student Rights and Responsibilities Policies, Records Office web page