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).
The Presbyterian Campus Ministry is the place for the UTC community to get together. The Pres House, at 841 Oak Street, is open to anyone looking for friendship and fun. We plan activities to meet a variety of personal and community needs including worship times with our band, weekend getaways, home-style lunches and dinners, as well as study and support groups. The Pres House sponsors many different events: dances, videos and concerts featuring local and national Christian artists, and more. The Campus Minister, Reverend David Burke, is available for counseling or any needs you may have. Call the house at 265-2227.
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 basketball, racquetball, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling, table tennis and indoor soccer. The Intramural Office is located in 102 Maclellan Gym. Office hours are 1-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday. The telephone number is 425-4213.
Bands, Orchestra, and Choral Activities
Various opportunities are open for students who wish to use and to develop their musical abilities. The Chattanooga Singers, the Chamber Singers, Women's Chorale, Men's Chorus, Opera Theater, and summers only Master Chorale are open to all students. An audition is required to participate in the Chamber Singers, Opera Theater, and the Master Chorale. Instrumentalists may participate in the UTC Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, and the Jazz Ensembles. An audition is required to participate in the Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Bands. Small ensembles, such as the Percussion Ensemble, Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, and Chamber Winds are available for advanced students. An audition may be required.
Music scholarships (Performance Grants) are available to all qualified UTC students, regardless of major. Applicants audition for the Music faculty, and recipients are required to participate in the appropriate ensemble for their instrument or voice. Recipients may also be required to enroll in applied instruction. Interested students should contact the Department of Music at 425-4601, or visit www.utc.edu/music.