Student CARE Team

Cases that present an immediate threat to self, others, or property should be considered an emergency and directed to the UTC Department of Public Safety at (423) 425-HELP/4357 or 911 (from on-campus phone).

What is the Student CARE Team?

UTCares about its students and community.  The Student CARE Team addresses student behaviors that are disruptive and may include mental health and/or safety issues. The team meets once a week and is administered out of the Office of the Dean of Students.

The mission of the Student CARE Team is to provide proactive and supportive prevention, assessment, intervention, and management of situations that could compromise the safety and well-being of University students and/or the University community.

The team consists of a group of UTC staff and faculty members from across the campus whose purpose is to:

  • Balance the student’s individual needs and those of the community
  • Provide structured positive methods for addressing student behaviors that impact the UTC and/or Chattanooga community and may involve mental health and/or police issues
  • Initiate appropriate intervention(s) without simply resorting to student conduct processes
  • Share information from multiple sources and eliminate "fragmented care"

 Team Members

The UTC Student CARE Team includes members from the following areas:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Counseling Center
  • Dean of Students
  • Disability Resource Center
  • General Counsel
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Police Department

Additional ad hoc members could include representatives from the following departments and offices

  • Academic Departments
  • Emergency Management 
  • Title IX
  • Respondent Support Services
  • Student Health Services
  • Survivor Advocacy Services