Student Outreach and Support

If an individual is an immediate threat to self or others it should be considered an emergency and directed to the UTC Police Department at 423-425-HELP/4357 or 911.


About SOS

The Office of Student Outreach & Support (SOS) advocates and supports students experiencing challenges in their personal and academic lives. SOS staff help students navigate University administrative processes; connect with University and community resources; and develop resiliency, self-advocacy, and coping skills. SOS also educates faculty and staff on how to work with students of concern, including when to make appropriate referrals.

If this is not an emergency and you would like to refer a student to our services, please submit a Community of Concern Referral Form.


Who might benefit from these services?

Students facing any sort of challenge or crisis may benefit from the services provided by SOS. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic adjustment or performance
  • Attempted suicide or thoughts of suicide
  • Class and work absence notifications
  • Death of a friend or family member
  • Family emergency
  • Financial insecurity
  • Food insecurity
  • Hate/bias related incidents
  • Hospitalization
  • Housing insecurity or other issues
  • Interpersonal violence or stalking
  • Mental health concerns
  • Missing or unresponsive student
  • On and off campus resource referrals.
  • Physical illness/injury/assault
  • Pregnanacy and parenting support. 
  • General Support

What services are offered?

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Class and work absence notifications
  • Coordination of services between UTC departments and off-campus services
  • Emergency food assistance
  • Emergency financial assistance
  • Emergency housing assistance
  • General consultation for students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • General support for students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • On-campus and off-campus resource referrals

Questions? Contact Student Outreach & Support at (423) 425-2299 orsos@utc.edu.