Student Services and Resources
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Disability Services
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and assuring that no qualified individual is, by reason of disability, excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of any services, programs, or activities provided by the University.
The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) reviews each student's documentation under the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. ADA mandates that accommodations and adjustments be made in programs and activities in order to provide equal access to qualified persons with disabilities. OSD examines the documentation of each student's disability claim to avoid discrimination and to protect the civil rights of the student. Individual determination of appropriate and reasonable accommodations is made specific to the functional limitations of the disability.
The Director of Affirmative Action holds the responsibility of ensuring University compliance with ADA. For more information, students are encouraged to contact the OSD located at 110 Frist Hall or to call (423) 425-4006.
The Retention and Advisement Center provides support for the University's advisement process. The academic advisement process is, therefore, an avenue whereby students can obtain information regarding other support services needed or desired in the attainment of their educational and/or career goals. Staff in the Center monitor the success of students enrolled in the Developmental Studies program, conditionally admitted students, students who have not declared a major, and students who have academic difficulties.
The Adult Services Center, located in 278 University Center, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday for the convenience of UTC's non-traditional students. The Center provides individualized advisement, registration, fee collection, and other University services for non-traditional students.
Students who have received one bachelor's degree and desire to pursue a second bachelor's degree should apply for admission as post-baccalaureate students through the Adult Services Center. The admission process and evaluation of transcripts for those students are carried out in the Center. Questions regarding the pursuit of a second bachelor's degree should be directed to the Director of the Adult Services Center at (423) 425-4485.
Tutoring assistance is available in many 100- and 200-level courses in the Adult Services Center in the afternoon or early evening hours during the fall and spring semesters. Workshops and seminars related to educational opportunities and transitions are conducted for individuals who are currently enrolled or who are interested in either entering or returning to college.
The University Bookstore, located on the first floor of the University Center, is operated by Barnes & Noble College Bookstores. The Bookstore offers new and used textbooks, course packages, reference materials, and required supplies for classes. The UTC Bookstore also carries imprinted clothing, greeting cards, imprinted novelties and snacks. The general reference and reading area carries over 3,000 titles, including national bestsellers, that students and faculty can enjoy while relaxing in the cyber cafe with internet access.
Services provided include daily book buyback year round; prices are higher at the end of each semester during final exams week and fluctuate depending upon inventory needs of the bookstore for next semester. Books are bought at wholesale prices all other times during the semester. The bookstore is the official retailer for University graduation regalia (cap, gown, invitations, and class rings). Academically-priced computer software can be purchased by special order. Student pricing on Dell computers and online textbook ordering can be accessed through the bookstore at www.utc.bkstore.com. The Bookstore accepts MasterCard , Visa , American Express , Discover Card , Barnes & Noble gift cards, and the UTC Mocs Card. For more information, please contact the Bookstore at (423) 425-4107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bus System (Mocs Express Shuttle)
In partnership with CARTA, Chattanooga's public transit provider, the Mocs Express Shuttle transports students around