Accreditations and Memberships
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097. Telephone: 404-679-4501; Fax: 404-679-4558) to award bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. It is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, the American Chemical Society, the Engineering Accreditation Commission/Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business International: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetics Association, the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education, the Accreditation Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Council on the Accreditation of Nursing Anesthesia Education Program, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and the National Athletic Trainers Association.
The University is a charter member of the Southern University Conference and is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Alumni Council, American Council on Education, Association of American Universities, Association for Continuing Higher Education, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, National University Extension Association, the Tennessee College Association, and the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has been a sponsoring institution of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) since 1969. ORAU is a private, not-for-profit consortium of 65 colleges and universities and a management and operating contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy with principal offices located in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Founded in 1946, ORAU provides and develops capabilities critical to the nations technology infrastructure, particularly in energy, education, health, and the environment. ORAU works with and for its member institutions to help faculty and students gain access to federal research facilities; to keep members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research appointments; and to organize research alliances among our members in areas where their collective strengths can be focused on issues of national importance.
ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy. ORISE offers national and international programs in science and engineering education, training and management systems, energy and environment systems, and medical sciences. ORISEs programs bring students at all levels, K-12 through postgraduate, and university faculty members into federal and private laboratories.
ORAUs office for University, Industry, and Government Alliances seeks opportunities for alliances among its member universities, private industry, and federal laboratories.