demic community. Students should understand that they assume full responsibility for the consequences of their behavior. Those who violate the University's policies are subject to disciplinary action, including permanent dismissal from the University.

Students are responsible for understanding and complying with the University's Catalog, with its Undergraduate Student Handbook, and with other regulations. The Undergraduate Catalog is available online. The Student Handbook is available online. The University publishes both documents annually.

Falsifying Documents

Misrepresentation of academic credentials is a Class A misdemeanor in Tennessee. A person commits the offense of misrepresentation of academic credentials who, knowing that the statement is false and with the intent to secure employment or admission to an institution of higher education in Tennessee, represents, orally or in writing, that such person: (1) has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one or more degrees or diplomas from an accredited institution of higher education; (2) has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one or more degrees or diplomas from a particular institution of higher education; or (3) has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one or more degrees or diplomas in a particular field or specialty from an accredited institution of higher education.

Statement of a Drug-Free Environment

It is a policy of The University of Tennessee system and of UTC to encourage and maintain a safe, healthful, and drug-free environment. Therefore, University policy prohibits the unlawful use, manufacture, possession, distribution, or dispensing of drugs ("controlled substances" as defined in the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 812) and alcohol on University property or during University activities.

Violation of this policy is grounds for disciplinary action, which includes immediate and permanent dismissal of the student. Federal and State laws provide additional penalties for such unlawful activities, including fines and imprisonment (21 U.S.C. 841 et seq.; T.C.A. 39-6-401 et seq.). Local ordinances also provide various penalties for drug- and alcohol-related offenses. The University is bound to take all appropriate actions against violators, which may include referral for legal prosecution or requiring the individual to participate in an approved drug use or alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program.

Campus Safety Report

Each year The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga publishes UTC Campus Safety and Law Enforcement Handbook which includes campus crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years as well as various campus policies concerning law enforcement, the reporting of criminal activity, and crime prevention programs. Prospective students, current students, and employees may receive a copy of the report by visiting Public Safety or by writing to:

Department of Public Safety
DEPT 3954
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Student Right To Know

In accordance with the Student Right To Know Act, the University provides the following information. By the end of the 2005-06 school year, 45 percent of students who entered The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as full-time freshmen in fall 2000 completed baccalaureate degrees at UTC.

Any questions concerning this or similar information on student athletes contact:

Dr. Richard Gruetzemacher
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Institutional Research
DEPT 4654
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
(423) 425-4007

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The University abides by federal regulations known as the "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act," or FERPA. According to these regulations, a student's record is confidential. In keeping with the regulations, the University will only release directory information, such as a student's name, address, telephone listing, major fields of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, unless the student has asked UTC to withhold such information.

According to these regulations, University personnel may not review the student's record and academic performance with the student's parents, guardians, spouse, or others unless the student provides written consent for the release of such information. The regulations allow the University to share student information with University personnel who have a legitimate educational need for the information, other institutions engaged in research (provided information is not revealed to any other parties), designated agents of the University and certain federal and state government officials.

Students may inspect and review their records and are entitled to challenge the content of records. However, students may be denied access to their parent's financial statement and to confidential letters and statements of recommendation that were placed in the University's records prior to January 1, 1975.

The University Registrar is responsible for interpreting and enforcing FERPA regulations at the University.

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