UT Chattanooga Safety and Wellbeing Resources

Category: Features

by Sarah Joyner

CHATTANOOGA – Since the start of 2020, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has ramped up resources to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the campus community. The UTC CARE (Case Assessment, Review and Evaluation) Team has become a vital resource, acting as liaison between students in need and the campus services available to them, especially during this unique start to the fall semester. The UTC Counseling Center is increasing ways to “meet students where they are,” said Associate Director Kelly Drake.

Offering both face-to-face and virtual counseling sessions for students, a full-time nurse practitioner and adding an in-house case manager and new center director. All are examples of increased Counseling Center support.

UTC Chancellor Announces Strategic Focus on Dismantling Racism 

From a series of open forums during the fall semester to adding measurable action steps towards progress, Chancellor Steve Angle and the UT Chattanooga administration are taking strategic actions to dismantle racism. 

Among the measures, UTC will add a vice chancellor for diversity, inclusion and engagement to the chancellor’s cabinet by the end of the semester and create a Bias Incident Response Team and education campaign to support it. The campus Diversity Advisory Council will identify signature events UTC can host toward engaging the campus and surrounding communities in important discussions of how the University can better use its profile. Angle is clear about his purpose and reason for taking this on: “To create the future our students deserve; and the future our community and nation deserve.”  

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