Below are links to and descriptions of hands on learning experiences offered on campus or in our community.  Each of these opportunities are worth 10 points, unless otherwise noted. Application for Faculty and Staff to designate an experience similar to those listed below. 


Mentor children to achieve their dreams and become leaders. (repeatable)

The Gentlemen's Institute

The Gentlemen's Institute
A program designed to help men identify and apply their values to decision making, to aid men in networking, as well as define and understand what it means to be a leader today.

Business, LLC 

Business Living and Learning Community     

BUSINESS, LLC Community offers first-year business students an exciting opportunity to live, learn, lead and serve as they prepare to become future business and community leaders. Using a network of community members, peer mentors, instructors and residence hall staff, students will make lasting connections and create a strong foundation for success at UTC and in life beyond college. The Business LLC fosters team work and creates a professional network, building connections in and out of the classroom to prepare “business world ready” students.

Orienation Leaders

Orienation Leaders  act as a resource for incoming students and their parents during each of our Orientation programs by providing accurate information about academics, services, and opportunities at the University. Their role is vital to the success of Chattanooga's Orientation programs. 


Story Creators
Get hands-on experience teaching creative writing and art to elementary students! Contact for more information.


Through research, learn about investment and hedge fund management. (this can also be a credit bearing experience, see details through the College of Business Student Success Center)


Get hands-on leadership training in an IT environment.(a two-semester, 20 point experience)


LeaderShape Institute
An interactive, energizing, and unique experience that builds leadership skills offered during the summer. Worth 20 points.

Women's Leadership Academy

Women's Leadership Academy
An annual training program on principles of feminist leadership.

Elect Her

Elect Her
Encourages and trains college women to run for student government at UTC.

Play, Believe, Achieve

Play! Believe! Achieve! National Girls & Women in Sports Day
A program that partners with community groups to bring girls to our campus to pair with UTC students and learn about sports, fitness, nutrition, and self-esteem.

Step Up!

A bystander intervention training designed to educate participants about being proactive in situations where we can help and cultivate a community of care.


An in-depth weekend retreat devoted to leadership development through learning and application of values within individuals and organizations at UTC.

Group of Our Story students

Multicultural Mentors and Mentees Program

The Multicultural Center has helped facilitate this very successful pairing of Mentors and Mentees for over 4 years.  This is a great opportunity to connect to the Campus, Community and your fellow MOCS. 


Undergraduate Research Conference Presentations

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity serves the entire campus community by communicating and facilitating opportunities for undergraduate research and creative activity, as well as highlighting what students and faculty are doing both inside and out of the classroom or laboratory. Please contact write to for more information about how to be involved.

Are U Ready Button

Professional U is a career exploration and development series designed to grow UTC students professionally. This program covers all areas of professional growth, including cover letter, resume, and vitae design; your networking skills; interview techniques; successful career event participation; and other aspects of professional image. For more information, please contact the Carree and Student Employment Center with your MOCS ID to enroll.  425-4184


High Achieving MOCS Living and Learning Community


The HAM LLC brings an energetic group of high achieving freshmen together to live in community and share some of the most unique academic experiences offered to new UTC students.HAMmers take two interdisciplinary, team-taught general education courses, each capped at 20 students, as well as a 1-credit course in which they explore their aptitude and develop ability to grow as leaders, collaborators, and creative problem solvers. The HAM Council, elected by the students, works together to craft a schedule of additional social and service programs. Incoming freshmen with at least a 26 ACT and 3.5 GPA are encouraged to apply for this “honorific” living learning community.


The Nest(Nurturing Effective and Successful Teachers), LLC

The NEST provides first-time, freshmen education majors or minors the opportunity to integrate their academic and social lives through common living spaces, class schedules, and outstide activities during their freshman year at UTC.  Members of The NEST work with an after-school program to increase their knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a reflective practictioner and future educator.  They will also engage in meaningful community events and activities to build relationships with education stakeholders and community leaders. Contact: Vikki Bernotski,, 423-425-4212

UTC Housing Resident Advisor

The Resident Assistant position is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have on campus. This position provides an opportunity to meet new people, make a difference in the lives of others, and teach you skills for your future. As an RA, you will have an opportunity to graduate with a unique skill set and memories that will last a lifetime!

College of Engineering and Computer Science Living and Learning Community(LLC)

The CECS, LLC will provide first-year students with a major in Engineering or Computer Science a unique opportunity to live and learn together.  Common courses will be taken during the fall and spring semester. In addition, there will be ongoing programming and events related to the course of study. Contact: Dr. Neslihan Alp,, 423-425-2256

Freshman Senate

Freshman Senate is a body of 41 students who​ work closely with each other, fellow students, and the UTC administration to create meaningful first year experiences. In the Senate, we learn invaluable leadership skills and gain lasting friendships - all while making a difference. Freshman Senate is a voice for the Freshmen Class, sponsoring exciting programming, meeting new people, and being issue advocates. We interact with the UTC campus community, and the greater Chattanooga community as well.