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Challenger STEM Learning Center at UTC
Risk Assessment:

The Challenger STEM Learning Center is located on the campus of UTC in downtown Chattanooga. UTC is a pedestrian friendly campus with limited automobile traffic. There are large sidewalks for pedestrians, numerous crosswalks and speed bumps on campus streets, which provide a safe environment for walking on campus. The UTC Department of Public Safety is right across the street from our Challenger STEM Learning Center.

The Challenger STEM Learning Center is a self-contained building and easily secured. People enter the Challenger STEM Learning Center building through the main center doors that open up to a small-restricted parking lot. The only side door that opens to the street remain locked at all times to minimize risks to patrons.

There is a large soccer field and garden area attached to one complete side of the Challenger STEM Learning Center. Students, teachers and chaperones can exit the building directly onto the field where they can move about freely with relatively no risk.

Safety and Emergency Plans: In Case of an accident: Campus Safety is immediately called and they take control of any emergency situation.

The UTC Department of Public Safety is right across the street from our Challenger STEM Learning Center. Erlanger Medical Center is also right across the street from our physical location. The Challenger STEM Learning Center at UTC is in compliance with the Tennessee College and Universities Information Act T.C.A. Section 49-7-2201,ect.seq. and the Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.

Evacuation Map posted in main lobby.
UTC Safety Poster visible at Information Desk.
Fire Alarm System in place.
Office First Aid Kits readily available.


UTC Campus Facilities Break Room
Risk Assessment:

The Break Room is located inside the UTC Department of Safety Building that is located directly across the street from the Challenger STEM Learning Center (approximately 300 ft). Large groups use the room for eating lunch as part of their day at the Challenger STEM Learning Center. There are large sidewalks for pedestrians, two crosswalks that lead directly to the front and side entrance of the building and provide safe transfer of a large group of students walking to and from the Challenger STEM Learning Center.

The Public Safety Building is a self-contained building like the Challenger STEM Learning Center. Campus police is housed on the first floor of the building and the break room is located on the second floor. There is an outside door that leads directly to the entrance of the second floor. Groups travel from one side- walk onto a cross walk which leads to the outside entrance of the Public Safety Building. Students must walk directly by the Campus Police entrance on their way to the break room. Public Safety is aware and has given the Challenger STEM Learning Center and its' guests permission to use the break room as a lunchroom when needed.

Safety and Emergency Plans: In Case of an accident: Campus Safety is immediately called and they take control of any emergency situation.

The UTC Department of Public Safety is right across the street from our Challenger STEM Learning Center. Erlanger Medical Center is also right across the street from our physical location. The Challenger STEM Learning Center at UTC is in compliance with the Tennessee College and Universities Information Act T.C.A. Section 49-7-2201,ect.seq. and the Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.

Evacuation Map posted in main lobby.
UTC Safety Poster visible at Information Desk.
Fire Alarm System in place.
Office First Aid Kits readily available.


University Center
Risk Assessment:

The University Center a beautifully designed campus-gathering place is located in the interior campus of UTC in downtown Chattanooga less than an eighth of a mile from the Challenger STEM Learning Center. It has entrances on Vine Street, across from Brock Hall and entrances on the east side, across from Grote and Holt Halls.

University Center is also pedestrian friendly. There are large sidewalks, numerous crosswalks, outdoor and indoor seating all away from vehicle traffic, which provide a safe environment for walking on campus.

The University Center is easily and quickly accessible from the Challenger STEM Learning Center by using one of the large pedestrian sidewalks that lead directly to the crosswalk and into the University Center. UTC students, faculty, staff and visitors use the UTC University Center.

Safety and Emergency Plans: In Case of an accident: Campus Safety is immediately called and they take control of any emergency situation.

The UTC Department of Public Safety is right across the street from our Challenger STEM Learning Center. Erlanger Medical Center is also right across the street from our physical location.

The Challenger STEM Learning Center at UTC is in compliance with the Tennessee College and Universities Information Act T.C.A. Section 49-7-2201,ect.seq. and the Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.

Evacuation Map posted in main lobby.
UTC Safety Poster visible at Information Desk.
Fire Alarm System in place.
Office First Aid Kits readily available.

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