When the Methodist Episcopal Church began to explore the possibilities of developing a central university in the South, Chattanoogans came forward to work with the church in this effort. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has developed an incredible institutional excellence.
We educate our students to prepare them for ethical and active leadership in civic, cultural, and professional lives. Chattanooga serves as a living laboratory for our students and faculty, and we depend on a series of strategic partnerships to provide access to experiential learning and applied research opportunities.
Through research, outreach, and artistic pursuits, our faculty members remain on the cutting edge in their disciplines—and they take UTC students with them. Undergraduate students at UTC gain research experience that is reserved for graduate students at most other campuses, and with the increasing emphasis on master's and doctoral programs advanced research opportunities are developing across areas. Partnerships with governments, agencies, and industries across the region are accelerating the growth of research potential.
Academic support includes specific centers for students with disabilities, counseling, student support services and testing center.
If you look around the campus at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, you will find a message chiseled for eternity into the stone of our structures. Faciemus is Latin for “We shall achieve.” A bold commitment that guides us in everything we do, and tells the world what to expect from our campus. At UTC, we achieve, and so will you.
The UTC Library services all UTC students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as the local community. The UTC Library is well equipped to support the research and scholarship needs of the UTC community with an operating budget of over 4.1 million dollars, a dynamic and engaged faculty and staff, a new library building that opened in January 2015.
The Client Services department provides support for UTC students, faculty, staff, visitors, and partners. Client Services offers tier 1 (email, phone, and remote) support for students, faculty, and staff, tier 2 (hardware, software, and virus) support for students, and in-office support for faculty and staff.
The staff of Student Health Services (SHS) seeks to give every student, faculty and staff member optimum healthcare. Services include visits for acute and chronic illnesses, physical exams, screenings, immunizations, lab services, TB skin testing, and allergy shots. SHS is located in Room 205, Maclellan Gymnasium, in the center of campus.
Campus life at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga includes many student associations, campus activities, athletic center and fine arts center.
Interested in making a difference at UTC? We would love for you to join the Graduate Student Association as a GSA representative. GSA officers and representatives meet approximately once a month to ensure that all degree programs have a voice. We are looking for graduate students from all disciplines and would love for you to join us! This would be a great opportunity to develop leadership, networking, decision making, and teamwork skills.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.