Support services for students
We know you're concerned about your students as they embark upon their university experience. UT is a major research university with an undergraduate student body of over 20,000—a daunting statistic, but certainly not a guarantee that your student will be lost in the crowd. There are a number of support services available to students on an individual basis, including academic and career advising, psychological counseling, one-on-one tutoring, self-defense training, and many more. Encourage your student to learn more about the network of support services that we offer!
Student Affairs is charged with improving the quality of student life at the University of Tennessee. Its various departments encompass many different aspects of university life but all work toward one goal - providing students with an engaging and enlightening atmosphere of living and learning. The Division is committed to an uncompromising respect for diversity, strong partnerships with University programs and support of the University's academic mission. [learn more]
Academic & Future Career Support
The mission of the SSC is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed by providing campus leadership and advocacy for student success at UT, and identifying and implementing academic success programs that support progress toward graduation and enrich the undergraduate student experience. They offer academic support services such as Academic Coaching and Supplemental Instruction, and coordinate programs such as First-Year Studies, First-Year Intervention, and SophoMORE Seminars. [learn more]
Career Services offers free counseling on career choices and interviewing skills; as well as assistance in finding summer jobs, co-ops, and internships. The office also arranges for more than 400 national and international companies to conduct approximately 8,500 interviews every year with UT students preparing to graduate. [learn more]
Disability Services seeks to eliminate the barriers that students with disabilities encounter and to work with them to achieve and maintain individual autonomy. Services include assistance for students with visual, hearing, learning, mobility, or other impairments. [learn more]
The LRC provides support for instruction and research in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures . UT students and incoming freshmen may also take French and Spanish placement exams administered in the LRC. The center also provides multilingual support for word processing and web browsing for the UT community. [learn more]
Sponsored by the Department of English, the Writing Center serves student writers in the UTK community by offering free, individualized help throughout the process of developing written assignments in all disciplines. Each year, over 18,000 visits are made to the Writing Center. Trained tutors (graduate students and instructors in the English Department) talk with students on a one-to-one basis and offer constructive feedback intended to help students become comfortable with writing and improve their writing practices. [learn more]
Health & Well-Being
The SCC helps students, faculty and staff reach their optimum potential and contribute fully to their careers, families and society. These goals are accomplished by providing psychological and psychoeducational services, teaching, consultation and doctoral and professional training, all of which promote educational, social, moral and emotional growth and development. [learn more]
Student Health offers a variety of services ranging from flu shots to family planning counseling. The center provides quality medical care on an outpatient, around-the-clock basis, and most of their services are covered in each student's activities fee. It is one of approximately 20 accredited college health facilities in the nation. The full-time staff includes eight primary-care physicians, nurses, a psychiatrist, and a psychologist. In-house specialty care includes a gynecologist, a dermatologist, a sports medicine specialist, a surgeon, and a wellness coordinator. The SHS website also features information on immunization requirements for students attending UT. [learn more]
UT offers 24-hour campus transportation services, emergency phones located all around campus, and 24-hour residence hall supervision are just a few of the ways UT is working to keep students safe. The campus police consult a student advisory board frequently to ensure that the University takes a proactive approach to safety issues. [learn more]
The new UT ALERT system is designed to enhance and improve communication so that all members of the University of Tennessee campus community can stay informed in the event of an emergency. This service allows students, faculty, and staff to choose to be notified via text message in the event of an emergency or campus closure. [learn more]
The University of Tennessee Police Department is proud to serve the University Community. The UTPD provides basic police services to Tennessee's largest university. UT Police officers perform a variety of tasks which include: investigation of criminal activity, apprehension of criminals, accident and fire response, traffic enforcement, money transports and security for special events. To enhance campus safety, we offer motorist assistance for those who are locked out of their vehicles or who have a dead battery in their vehicle.The department's main objective is to provide a safe campus for students, staff, faculty and visitors. We believe that to accomplish this we must not only enforce the law, but we must also educate the members of our community on ways that they can reduce their risk of becoming a victim of crime.To accomplish this goal, the UT Police Department offers posters, brochures and seminars on a variety of topics; property engraving; statistical information and many other services through the UT Police Department Community Relations Unit. [learn more]
Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) provides a free transportation service to the campus community. KAT also offers deeply discounted student rates on bus passes for the wider Knoxville area. [learn more]
Freshmen may bring their cars to campus, but they must purchase a parking pass. The Parking and Transit Services Office is a multi-faceted service operation committed to providing affordable parking and transit in support of academic, athletic and public service programs on the Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee. The PTS website provides information on parking fees, as well as campus maps and information on athletic and special events parking. [learn more]
» Be a part of the Tennessee family.
Keep up with your student(s) and their campus! Join the Parents Association! Benefits include email updates, the Annual Parent Handbook, Tennessee Family Magazine, and the new Parent Outreach program.
» Need a direct line?
The Parents Association provides a Parent Helpline (staffed Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm). [learn more]
» Need some tips?
The Parents Association offers several helpful tips on being a good parent to a college student. [learn more]
» Need to provide extra support?
Here are a few ways to show your student you're behind her all the way. [learn more]