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					    THE UNIVERSITY OF
TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA
         2009-2010


                Campus Safety
                             AND

             Law Enforcement



                        INFORMATION
                           ABOUT
                          POLICIES
                            AND
                        PROCEDURES




This information is being provided to you as part of UTC's
commitment to safety and security on campus and is in compliance
with Tennessee's College and University Information Act T.C.A.
Section 49-7-2201, et seq. and the Federal Crime Awareness and
Campus Security Act of 1990.
        "We at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga care
deeply about the safety and well-being of everyone on campus, and
we have hundreds of people involved in keeping this campus safe
and secure. However, a truly safe campus can only be achieved
through the cooperation of the entire University community:
students, faculty, and staff. This brochure is a part of our effort to
insure that this collaborative endeavor is effective. We hope that
you will read it carefully and use the information to help foster a
safe environment for yourself and others on the University
campus."

                                 Richard L. Brown, Jr.
                                 Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations




            The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga does not discriminate on the basis of race,
sex, color, religion, national origin, age, handicap, or veteran status in provision of educational
opportunities or employment opportunities and benefits. The University does not discriminate on the
basis of sex or handicap in the education programs and activities which it operates, pursuant to the
requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of
1972, Public Law 92-318; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law 93-112; the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Public Law 101-336; and the Age Discrimination
in Employment Act. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the university.

           Inquiries concerning TitleVI, Title IX, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act,
and the Age Discrimination in Employment should be directed to the Office of the Director for
Affirmative Action, 104 Founders Hall, (423) 425-4124. Charges of violation of the above policy
should also be directed to the Office of the Director for Affirmative Action. If you have any
questions or if you require accommodations, call the Office of Human Resources (423) 425-4221.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Offices Responsible for Campus Security ............................ 2
Campus Police Authority and Jurisdiction ............................ 3
Reporting of Crime Statistics................................................ 4
University Buildings and Programs....................................... 4
Use of Facilities.................................................................... 5
Uniform Crime Reporting...................................................... 6
How to Report Suspicious or Criminal Activity.................... 13
Alcoholic Beverage Policy .................................................. 13
Underage Consumption or Possession of Alcohol ............. 14
Tennessee Law is "Tennessee Tough" on Drunk Drivers .. 14
Illegal Drug Policy............................................................... 18
Availability of Counseling Resources ................................. 18
Possession and Use of Weapons....................................... 19
Previous Criminal Records................................................. 20
Campus Maintenance Policies ........................................... 20
How You Can Learn About Campus Safety and Security .. 21
If You Are the Victim of a Crime ......................................... 21
Reporting a Sexual Offense ............................................... 22
Link to TBI Sexual Offender Registry ................................. 24
Women’s Center – Transformation Project........................ 24
University Housing ........................................................... 255
Housing Assignments......................................................... 26
Residence Hall Security ..................................................... 26
Residence Hall Guest Policy .............................................. 27
University Population – 2008 Fall Term.............................. 27
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and
Campus Crime Statistics Act.............................................. 28
Crime Statistics .................................................................. 31
Tips for a Safe Campus...................................................... 34
Important Telephone Numbers and Addresses .................. 37




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A SAFE CAMPUS IN A SAFE CITY
          The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offers both a stimulating
educational environment and a safe one. Hundreds of individuals at UTC are
involved in providing you with a safe living and learning environment to make
your experience at UTC as full of growth and as trouble-free as possible.
          You will also be pleased to know that the City of Chattanooga is a safe
city, with significantly lower crime rates than most other major metropolitan
areas. Its high safety ranking (along with its excellence in educational, cultural,
and health facilities) is a major reason why the City of Chattanooga is fast
becoming the "Best Mid-Sized City" in the U.S.

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A SAFE CAMPUS IS EVERYONE’S
RESPONSIBILITY
          UTC's security policies and procedures are aimed at your safety and
welfare. You can help maintain your own safety on campus by following all
security policies, and by using common sense safety practices, such as walking
in groups; reporting suspicious activities; and not leaving books, coats, or
backpacks unattended.
          The following pages will provide you with an overview of security
facts that will be helpful to you. While this brochure may be more relevant to
undergraduate students, much of the information will be of value to graduate
students and UTC employees as well. Everyone on campus should be safety
conscious and follow security procedures.

         Remember: Security is Everyone's Responsibility!
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OFFICES RESPONSIBLE FOR CAMPUS
SECURITY
        The administrative office responsible for security on the UTC Campus
is the Department of Public Safety, reporting to the Office of the Vice
Chancellor for Operations. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Operations
maintains overall responsibility for this service related function.
        The personnel of the UTC Public Safety Office are divided into the
following groups:

                  Full-Time personnel include:

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                  - 17 Sworn Officers (which includes the Administrative staff)
                  - 4 Non-Sworn Security Officers
                  - 7 Non-Sworn Communication / Security Officers

                  Part-time personnel include:
                  - 24 Sworn Officers
                  - 29 Non-Sworn Security Officers
                  - 1 Civilian Dispatcher

          All full-time officers are state certified by the Peace Officers Standards
and Training Commission and receive 416 hours of formal training. Upon
successful completion of police academy training, officers are placed on a six
months probationary period. Each new officer is assigned to a senior level field
training supervisor and periodic progress reviews are completed.
          Enforcement powers are obtained from the State of Tennessee as each
campus police officer receives his or her commission in accordance with the
provisions set forth by TCA 49-7-118.
          All sworn officers, full and part-time, receive 40 hours of in-service
training each year. Training includes but is not limited to legal updates; crime
prevention strategies; firearms instruction and re-qualification; defensive tactics
and baton re-certification; safety, fire and evacuation response; ethnic and
cultural sensitivity; stress management; suicide prevention; CPR and first aid.

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CAMPUS POLICE AUTHORITY AND
JURISDICTION
          UTC Campus Police have complete police authority to apprehend and
arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on campus and areas immediately adjacent
to the campus. If minor offenses involving University rules and regulations are
committed by a University student, the campus police may also refer the
individual to the disciplinary division of Student Development.
          Major offenses such as rape, murder, aggravated assault, robbery, and
auto theft are reported to the local police and joint investigative efforts with
investigators from UTC and the city police are deployed to solve these serious
felony crimes. The prosecution of all criminal offenses, both felony and
misdemeanor, are conducted at Municipal, General Sessions, or Federal Court of
Hamilton County.
          Campus Police personnel work closely with local, state, and federal
police agencies and have direct radio communication with the City Police
Department on the city police radio network. The University Police Department
is also a part of the Hamilton County 911 Emergency System.
          By mutual agreement with state and federal agencies, The University
Police Department maintains an NLETS terminal (National Law Enforcement
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Telecommunications Network). Through this system police personnel can
access the National Crime Information Computer system as well as the
Tennessee Information Enforcement System. These computer databases are used
for accessing criminal history data, nationwide police records, driver/vehicle
identification information, as well as other local, state and federal law
enforcement information.
          Per agreement with the Chattanooga Police Department, the University
Police Department's jurisdiction extends west bounded by Houston Street, east
to Central Avenue with the adjacent addition of Engel Stadium located at Oneal
and E. 3rd Street, south to M. L. King Boulevard, and north to the Manker Patton
Tennis Complex and Scrappy Moore Field. Any University owned or leased
property in outlying areas is patrolled jointly by both University and City Police.
          Through coordination with local law enforcement agencies, any
criminal activity engaged in by students at off-campus locations of student
organizations, is monitored and recorded. This information is provided to the
Dean of Students for any action or follow-up that may be required.

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REPORTING OF CRIME STATISTICS
         With the passage of both The Tennessee College and University
Security Information Act (T.C.A. Section 49-7-2201, et seq.) and the Federal
Crime Awareness & Campus Security Act of 1990, The Department of Public
Safety will report all crimes reported to our police agency to the Tennessee
Bureau of Investigation. This monthly statistical data will be recorded for use in
the F.B.I.'s Uniform Crime Report. In turn, all information is supplied to the
United States Secretary of Education in compliance with all applicable federal
laws.
The UTC Department of Public Safety is a pro-active department that
continually interacts with the University community. Security and Crime
Prevention Seminars are presented in the residence halls each semester. Security
training sessions are available to the entire campus community via regularly
scheduled presentations in conjunction with the UTC Personnel Office. UTC
Department of Public Safety website (www.utcpolice.org), circulars, pamphlets,
brochures and the university student newspaper are other means by which
valuable public safety information is distributed throughout the University
environment.

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UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS AND PROGRAMS
         The part-time sworn and non-sworn officers, along with the crowd
control personnel, work all events in our 12,000 seat arena. These events include

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all basketball games, concerts and other events such as circuses, rodeos, tractor
pulls, and commencement exercises. These officers also provide VIP escort
service and provide security for on-campus sorority and fraternity functions.
          Each semester a team of Safety and Security Officers makes every
effort to check every building on campus. This check includes a close inspection
of landscaping, groundskeeping, indoor and outdoor lighting, fire code
compliance, and door and window locks. The Public Safety Office is also
consulted prior to new construction projects in regard to security measures. In
addition to these inspections and consultations, a monthly lighting survey is
made of all exterior lighting including parking lots. The Campus "Blue-Light"
Emergency Phones are checked monthly to ensure that they are in proper
working condition.
          Full-time, uniformed officers patrol the campus on foot and in vehicles
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to ensure safety and protect the
property of the University, its students, staff, and faculty.
          The Campus is divided into 3 patrol areas. Each area has a major
housing unit within its boundaries. On all shifts, every attempt is made to staff at
least 3 officers on foot and vehicle patrol, providing ample coverage of the
housing areas. At any given time, an officer is no more than minutes away from
a residence hall or student apartment complex. Every effort is made to provide a
minimum of 2 checks per area per shift of the student housing areas.

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USE OF FACILITIES
          The policy concerning the use of University facilities was developed
under the auspices of the Facilities Use Committee. Any outside group must
submit proper application materials to the committee for review. On-campus
groups and co-sponsored requests must also have review and approval by the
Facilities Use Committee. Security considerations are reviewed prior to approval
of any request. Any "special" use of University facilities must have approval of
the Vice Chancellor of Student Development.
          University policy prescribes that all persons must report any entry into
administrative buildings after 10 P.M. to the Campus Police. Visitors, as a
general rule, are not authorized in buildings after normal business hours unless
faculty, staff, or a University official escorts them. Students are admitted into
buildings after normal business hours only when there is an authorized access
list from the department head or his designee.
          Pursuant to Tennessee Statutory Law, trespassing on University
property is strictly prohibited. University Police routinely inquire as to the
visitation status of individuals suspected of violating the trespass law. A field
inquiry form is completed on the violator, and the information is retained for
future use. Subsequent violations may subject the violator to arrest and
prosecution.
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UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING
         Per state and federal regulations, The University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga is required to provide you with information pertaining to the
occurrence of crime on our campus. To comply with these regulations, the
University uses the TBI's Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).
For your benefit we include definitions of the TIBRS Group A and Group B
Offenses.

TIBRS Group A
Offense Definitions

1. Arson (200)
Definition – To unlawfully and intentionally damage, or attempt to damage, any
real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.

2. Assault Offenses
Definition – An unlawful attack by one person upon another.

        A. Aggravated Assault (13A)
        Definition – An unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein
        the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or the
        victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving
        apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, sever
        laceration or loss of consciousness.

        B. Simple Assault (13B)
        Definition – An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another
        where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers
        obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken
        bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration or loss of
        consciousness.


        C. Intimidation (13C)
        Definition – To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of
        bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct,
        but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual
        physical attack.

        D. Stalking (13D)
        Definition – To intentionally and repeatedly follow or harass another
        person in such a manner as would cause that person to be in reasonable
        fear of being assault, suffering bodily injury or death.

3. Bribery (510)

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Definition – The offering, giving receiving or soliciting of any thing of value
(i.e., a bribe, gratuity or kickback) to sway the judgment or action of a person in
a position of trust or influence.

4. Burglary/Breaking and Entering (220)
Definition – The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent
to commit a felony or a theft.

5. Counterfeiting/Forgery (250)
Definition – The altering, copying or imitation of something, without authority
or right, with the intent to deceive or defraud by passing the copy or thing
altered or imitated as that which is original or genuine; or the selling, buying or
possession of an altered, copied or imitated thing with the intent to deceive or
defraud.

6. Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property (290)
Definition – To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface or otherwise
injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person
having custody or control of it.

7. Drug/Narcotic Offenses
Definition – The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution,
and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized
in their preparation and/or use.

         A. Drug/Narcotic Violations (35A)
         Definition – The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale,
         purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any
         controlled drug or narcotic substance.


         B. Drug Equipment Violations (35B)
         Definition – The unlawful manufacture, sale, purchase, possession or
         transportation of equipment or devices utilized in preparing and/or
         using drugs or narcotics.

8. Embezzlement (270)
Definition – The unlawful misappropriation by an offender to his/her own use or
purpose or money, property, or some other thing of value entrusted to his/her
care, custody or control.

9. Extortion/Blackmail (210)
Definition – To unlawfully obtain money, property, or any other thing of value,
either tangible or intangible, through the use or threat of force, misuse of
authority, threat of criminal prosecution, threat of destruction of reputation or
social standing or though other coercive means.

10. Fraud Offenses
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Definition – The intention perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing
another person t other entity in reliance upon it to part with some thing of value
or surrender a legal right.

         A. False Pretenses/Swindle/Confidence Game (26A)
         Definition – The intentional misrepresentation of existing facts or
         conditions, or the use of some other deceptive scheme or device to
         obtain money, goods, or other things of value.

         B. Credit Card/Automatic Teller Machine Fraud (26B)
         Definition – The unlawful use of a credit) or debit) card or automatic
         teller machine for fraudulent purposes.

         C. Impersonation (26C)
         Definition – Falsely representing one’s identity or position, and acting
         in the character or position thus unlawfully assumed, to deceive others
         and thereby gain a profit or advantage, enjoy some right or privilege, or
         subject another person or entity to an expense, charge, or liability
         which would not have otherwise been incurred.

         D. Welfare Fraud (26D)
         Definition – The use of deceitful statements, practices or devices to
         unlawfully obtain welfare benefits.

          E. Wire Fraud (26E)
          Definition – The use of an electric or electronic communications facility
          to intentionally transmit a false and/or deceptive message in furtherance
          of a fraudulent activity.
11. Gambling Offenses
Definition – To unlawfully bet or wager money or something else of value;
assist, promote or operate a game of chance for money or some other stake;
possess or transmit wagering information; manufacture, sell, purchase, possess
or transport gambling equipment, devices or goods; or tamper with the outcome
of a sporting event or contest to gain a gambling advantage.

         A. Betting/Wagering (39A)
         Definition – To unlawfully stake money or something else of value on
         the happening of an uncertain event or on the ascertainment of a fact in
         dispute.

         B. Operating/Promoting/Assisting Gambling (39B)
         Definition – To unlawfully operate, promote or assist in the operation
         of a game of chance, lottery or other gambling activity.

         C. Gambling Equipment Violations (39C)
         Definition – To unlawfully manufacture, sell, buy, possess or transport
         equipment, devices and/or goods sued for gambling purposes.

         D. Sports Tampering (39D)
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         Definition – To unlawfully alter, meddle in or otherwise interfere with a
         sporting contest or even for the purpose of gaining a gambling
         advantage.

12. Homicide Offenses

         A. Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter (09A)
         Definition – The willful (nonnegligent) killing of one human being by
         another.

         B. Negligent Manslaughter (09B)
         Definition – The killing of another person through negligence.

         C. Justifiable Homicide (09C)
         Definition – The killing of a perpetrator of a serious criminal offense by
         a peace officer in the line of duty; or the killing, during the commission
         of a serious criminal offense, of the perpetrator by a private individual.

13. Kidnapping/Abduction (100)
Definition – The unlawful seizure, transportation, and/or detention of a person
against his/her will, or of a minor without the consent of his/her custodial parent
(s) or legal guardian.
14. Larceny/Theft Offenses
Definition – The unlawful taking, carrying, leading or riding away of property
from the possession, or constructive possession, of another person.

         A. Pocket-Picking (23A)
         Definition – The theft of articles from another person’s physical
         possession by stealth where the victim does not become immediately
         aware of the theft.

         B. Purse Snatching (23B)
         Definition – The grabbing or snatching of a purse, handbag, etc., from
         the physical possession of another person.

         C. Shoplifting (23C)
         Definition – The theft, by someone other than an employee of the
         victim, of goods or merchandise exposed for sale.

         D. Theft from Building (23D)
         Definition – A theft from within a building which is either open to the
         general public or the offender has legal access.

         E. Theft from Coin-Operated Machine or Device (23E)
         Definition – A theft from a machine or device which is operated or
         activated by the use of coins.

         F. Theft from Motor Vehicle (23F)

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         Definition – The theft of articles from a motor vehicle, whether locked
         or unlocked.

         G. Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts or Accessories (23G)
         Definition – The theft of any part or accessory affixed to the interior or
         exterior of a motor vehicle in a manner which would make the item an
         attachment of the vehicle or necessary for its operation.

         H. All Other Larceny (23H)
         Definition – All thefts which do not fit any of the definitions of the
         specific subcategories of Larceny/Theft listed above.

15. Motor Vehicle Theft (240)
Definition – The theft of a motor vehicle.

16. Pornography/Obscene Material (370)
Definition – The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture,
publishing, sale, purchase or possession of sexually explicit material, e.g.,
literature, photographs, etc.

17. Prostitution Offenses

         A. Prostitution (40A)
         Definition – To unlawfully engage in sexual relations for profit.

         B. Assisting or Promoting Prostitution (40B)
         Definition – To solicit customers or transport persons for prostitution
         purposes; to own, manage or operate a dwelling or other establishment
         for the purpose of providing a lace where prostitution is performed; or
         to otherwise assist or promote prostitution.

         18. Robbery (120)
         Definition – The taking, or attempting to take, anything or value under
         confrontational circumstance from the control, custody or care of another
         person by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the
         victim in fear of immediate harm.

19. Sex Offenses, Forcible

         A. Forcible Rape (11A)
         Definition – The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against
         that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the
         victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or
         because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical
         incapacity.

         B. Forcible Sodomy (11B)

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        Definition – Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person,
        forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the
        person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of
        his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or
        physical incapacity.

        C. Sexual Assault With An Object (11C)
        Definition – To use an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate,
        however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another
        person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or
        against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving
        consent because of his/her youth or his/her temporary or permanent
        mental or physical incapacity.


        D. Forcible Fondling (11D)
        Definition – The touching of the private body parts of another person
        for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that
        person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the
        victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or
        because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical
        incapacity.

20. Sex Offenses, Nonforcible
Definition – Unlawful, Nonforcible sexual intercourse.

        A. Incest (36A)
        Definition – Nonforcible sexual intercourse between persons who are
        related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited
        by law.

        B. Statutory Rape (36B)
        Definition – Nonforcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under
        the statutory age of consent.

21. Stolen Property Offense (280)
Definition – Receiving, buying, selling, possessing, concealing or transporting
any property with the knowledge that it has been unlawfully taken, as by
burglary, embezzlement, fraud, larceny, robbery, etc.

22. Weapon Law Violations (520)
Definition – The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture,
sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment or use of firearms,
cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.
Include violations such as the manufacture, sale or possession of deadly
weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; using, manufacturing,
etc., silencers; and furnishing deadly weapons to minors.

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TIBRS Group B
Offense Definitions

There are eleven Group B offense categories and they encompass all of the crimes
which are not Group A offense, with the exception of most traffic offenses which
TIBRS does not collect information on.

1. Bad Checks (90A)Definition – Knowingly and intentionally writing
and/or negotiating checks drawn against insufficient or nonexistent funds.

2. Curfew/Loitering/Vagrancy Violations (90B)
Definition – The violation of a court order, regulation, ordinance or law
requiring the withdrawal of persons from the streets or other specified areas;
prohibiting persons from remaining in an area or place in an idle or aimless
manner; or prohibiting persons from going from place to place without visible
means of support.

3. Disorderly Conduct (90C)
Definition – Any behavior that tends to disturb the public peace or decorum,
scandalize the community or shock the public sense of morality.

4. Driving Under the Influence (90D)
Definition – Driving or operating a motor vehicle or common carrier while
mentally or physically impaired as the result of consuming an alcoholic beverage
or using a drug or narcotic.

5. Drunkenness (90E)
Definition – To drink alcoholic beverages t the extent that one’s mental faculties
and physical coordination are substantially impaired.

6. Family Offense, Nonviolent (90F)
Definition – Unlawful, nonviolent acts by a family member (or legal guardian)
which threaten the physical, mental or economic well-being or morals of another
family member and which are not classifiable as other offenses, such as Assault,
Incest, Statutory Rape, etc.

7. Liquor Law Violations (90G)
Definition – The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture,
sale, purchase, transportation, possession or use of alcoholic beverages.

8. Peeping Tom (90H)
Definition – To secretly look though a window, doorway, keyhole or other
aperture for the purpose of voyeurism.

9. Runaway (90I)
Definition – A person under 18 years of age who has left home without the
permission of his/her parent(s) or legal guardian.
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10. Trespass of Real Property (90J)
Definition – To unlawfully enter land, a dwelling or other real property.

11. All Other Offenses (90Z)
 Definition – All crimes which are not Group A offenses and not included in one
of the specifically named Group B crime categories listed above.
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HOW TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS OR CRIMINAL
ACTIVITY
          You may report suspicious or criminal activity or other emergencies by
dialing the Campus Police at ext. 4357 or HELP (when off-campus dial 425-
4357). Additionally, the University has instituted an emergency 911 system
campus wide. In an emergency situation you can reach the Campus Police by
dialing 911 from any campus telephone. Your location automatically registers
on a computer console at the dispatcher's desk so that help can be dispatched
immediately.
          For your safety there are also 76 Emergency “Blue Light” non-elevator
telephones and emergency call boxes scattered throughout the campus, as well
as 40 emergency phones located in each elevator that also call directly into the
Campus Police Telecommunications Center. These phones automatically
register your location when you pick up the receiver.
          The UTC Department of Public Safety understands that sometimes a
witness may feel the need to remain confidential. If you have witnessed a crime,
we offer you the ability to report that crime confidentially using our Confidential
Crime Reporting Form located on our website
(http://www.utc.edu/Administration/DepartmentOfPublicSafety/tips) . Please
remember this is notis not for a crime in progress. All crimes in progress should
be reported at 4357 or 911.
          Understanding that emergencies can occur at anytime, there are now
137 emergency red phones located in classrooms around the university. These
phones only operate for calling 911. Like the Blue Light phones they
automatically register your location when you dial 911.
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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE POLICY
         The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga seeks to encourage and
sustain an academic environment that respects individual freedoms and
promotes the health, safety, and welfare of its students, faculty, and staff. In
keeping with these objectives, the University has established guidelines and
policies governing the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages on
University property.


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         Both the UTC Student Handbook and the University Personnel Policies
and Procedures Manual specifically prohibit the possession and/or use of
alcoholic beverages on University owned property (UTC Student Handbook p.
16, "Student Development and University Services : Alcohol and Drugs” - UTC
Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual sec. 500, part 580 A).
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UNDERAGE CONSUMPTION OR POSSESSION
OF ALCOHOL
          According to Tennessee State Law, it is unlawful for any person under
the age of 21 years to have in such person's possession or transport any
intoxicating liquor for any purpose. This section shall not be construed as
prohibiting any person 18 years of age or older from transporting, possessing,
selling or dispensing intoxicating liquor in the course of such person's
employment.
          A violation of this law is a Class A misdemeanor and can be punished
with a fine up to $2500, 11 months 29 days in jail, mandatory attendance in a
substance abuse program, possible community service and loss of driver's
license until the age of 21.
          Any person who purchases an alcoholic beverage for or at the request
of a person under 21 years of age commits a misdemeanor and, upon conviction
for such person's first such offense, shall be punished by a fine of not less than
$25 nor more than $500 and by not more than 30 days of community service
work.
          It is unlawful for any person who is younger than 21 years of age to
purchase or attempt to purchase any alcoholic beverage. A violation of this law
is a Class A misdemeanor and can be punished with a fine up to $2500 and 11
months 29 days in jail. Any person under 21 years of age who knowingly makes
a false statement or exhibits false identification to the effect that he is 21 years
old or older to any person engaged in the sale of alcoholic beverages for the
purpose of purchasing or obtaining the same commits a misdemeanor.
          If the person violating this subsection is less than 18 years of age, that
person shall be punished by a fine of $50 or not less than 20 hours of community
service work.
           If the person violating this subsection is 18 years of age or older but
less than 21 years of age, that person shall be punished by a fine of not less than
$50 nor more than $200 or by imprisonment in the county jail or workhouse for
not less than 5 days nor more than 30 days.
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TENNESSEE LAW IS "TENNESSEE TOUGH" ON
DRUNK DRIVERS

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         When an officer suspects that a driver has been drinking, that driver is
asked to take a breath or blood test to determine the presence of alcohol or drugs
in the body. In Tennessee, there are laws established regulating alcohol related
traffic offenses: Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Implied Consent Law;
Adult Driving While Impaired; Underage Driving While Impaired; and the Open
Container Law.
         Under Tennessee law, a driver is presumed to be under the influence if
the alcohol test shows a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more.
The following penalties are applicable when one is convicted of a DUI offense:

FIRST DUI OFFENSE
· Jail sentence of 48 hours (minimum) up to 11 months and 29 days
  (maximum).
· Fine of $350 up to $1500, plus court costs, attorney fees, and increased
  insurance rates.
FIRST DUI OFFENSE (cont.)
· Loss of driving privilege for one year.
· Restitution to DUI victim and possible community service work.
· If at the time of such offense the alcohol concentration in such person's blood
  or breath is .20% or more, the minimum period of confinement for such
  person shall be 7 consecutive calendar days.

SECOND DUI OFFENSE (WITHIN 10 YEARS)
· Jail sentence of 45 days (minimum) up to 11 months and 29 days
  (maximum).
· Fine of $600 up to $3500, plus court costs, attorney fees, and increased
  insurance rates.
· Loss of driving privilege for 2 years (no restricted license).
· Participation in a court approved inpatient alcohol or drug treatment
  program.
· Restitution to DUI victim and possible community service work.
· The vehicle used in the commission of the violation is subject to seizure and
  forfeiture.

THIRD DUI OFFENSE (WITHIN 10 YEARS)
· Jail sentence of 120 days (minimum) up to 11 months and 29 days
  (maximum).
· Fine of $1100 up to $10,000 plus court costs, attorney fees, and increased
  insurance rates.
· Loss of driving privilege for a minimum of 3 years up to 10 years (no
  restricted license).
· Participation in a court approved inpatient alcohol or drug treatment
  program.
· Restitution to DUI victim and possible community service work.· The vehicle
  used in the commission of the violation is subject to seizure and forfeiture.

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FOURTH (OR MORE) DUI OFFENSE (WITHIN 10 YEARS)
· Jail sentence of 150 days (minimum) up to maximum punishment authorized
  for the appropriate range of a Class E felony.
· Fine of $3000 up to $15,000 plus court costs, attorney fees, and increased
  insurance rates.
· Loss of driving privilege for a minimum of 5 years (minimum with no
  restricted license).
· Participation in a court approved inpatient alcohol or drug treatment
  program.
· Restitution to DUI victim and possible community service work.
· The vehicle used in the commission of the violation is subject to seizure and
  forfeiture.

IMPLIED CONSENT LAW
          Under Tennessee's Implied Consent Law, any person who drives on
public roads is deemed to have consented to these alcohol tests. Driving
privileges can be suspended for 12 months for refusal to take the test, even if the
driver is not found guilty in court.

UNDERAGE DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED
         A person age 16 or over but under age 21 may not drive or be in
physical control of an automobile or other motor driven vehicle while the
alcohol concentration in the person's blood is more then .02%; under the
influence of alcohol; under the influence of any intoxicant, marijuana, narcotic
drug, or drug producing stimulating effects on the central nervous system; or
under the combined influence of alcohol and any other drug which makes the
person's driving ability impaired.
         The offense of underage driving while impaired for a person age 18 or
over but under age 21 is a Class A misdemeanor punishable only by a driver
license suspension of 1 year and by a fine of $250. As additional punishment,
the court may impose public service work.

OPEN CONTAINER LAW
          It is unlawful for any person to possess any open alcoholic beverage
container or to consume any alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of any
motor vehicle (including possession or consumption by the driver of the vehicle)
located on a public highway, or the right-of-way of a public highway, in this
state.
          “Open container” means any container containing alcoholic beverages
or beer, the contents of which are immediately capable of being consumed or the
seal of which has been broken.
          “Public highway or right-of-way of a public highway” means the entire
width between the right-of-way boundary lines of every way publicly
maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of
vehicular travel.

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         Nothing in this act shall prohibit:
         (1) The possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in the
              glove compartment of a motor vehicle provided such compartment
              is locked;
         (2) The possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in the area
              behind the last upright seat of a motor vehicle that is not equipped
              with a trunk; nor
         (3) The possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in any area
              not normally occupied by the driver or a passenger in a motor
              vehicle that is not equipped with a trunk; nor
         (4) The possession of an open alcoholic beverage container by an
              individual who is strictly a passenger and not the driver, in the
              passenger area of a motor vehicle designed, maintained, or used
              primarily for the transportation of persons for compensation (such
              as buses, taxis, and limousines); nor
         (5) The consumption of an alcoholic beverage by an individual who is
              strictly a passenger, and not the driver, in the passenger area of a
              motor vehicle designed, maintained, or us3ed primarily for the
              transportation of persons for compensation (such as buses, taxis,
              and limousines); nor
         (6) The possession of an open alcoholic beverage container by an
              individual who is strictly a passenger, and not the driver, in the
              living quarters of a house coach or house trailer; nor
         (7) The consumption of any alcoholic beverage by an individual who
              is strictly a passenger, and not the driver, in the living quarters of a
              house coach or house trailer.
         A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor punishable only
by a fine of fifty dollars; provided that any person violating this section shall be
issued only one citation for each incident regardless of the number of open
containers in the passenger area of the motor vehicle.
         The provisions of this section shall not be construed to prohibit any
municipality, by ordinance, or any county, by resolution, from prohibiting the
driver and passengers in a motor vehicle from consuming or possessing an
alcoholic beverage or beer in an open container in the passenger area of any
motor vehicle located on a public highway or right-of-way of a public highway.

ADULT DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED

          A person 21 years of age or older who drives or is in physical control of
a motor vehicle while such person's ability to safely operate the vehicle is
impaired as the proximate result of the consumption or ingestion of alcohol,
drugs, any other intoxicant or any combination thereof commits the offense of
adult driving while impaired.
          For purposes of proving a violation of this section, evidence that at the
time of the offense there was .08% or more but less than .10% by weight of

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alcohol in the defendant's blood shall create a presumption that the defendant's
ability to safely operate a motor vehicle was sufficiently impaired by such
alcohol to constitute a violation of this section.
           A person's first conviction for adult driving while impaired is a Class B
misdemeanor, punishable only by a mandatory fine of $500.
           At the time of sentencing a person for a first conviction for adult
driving while impaired, the defendant shall be advised both orally and in writing
that the penalty for a second or subsequent violation of this section is by law
substantially enhanced and will be the same in all respects as the penalty for a
second or subsequent conviction for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
           A person's second or third conviction for adult driving while impaired
is a Class A misdemeanor, and shall be punished in all respects the same as for a
second or third conviction for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
           A person's fourth or subsequent conviction for adult driving while
impaired is a Class E felony, and shall be punished in all respects the same as
for a fourth or subsequent conviction for driving under the influence of an
intoxicant.
           A conviction for any of the offenses set out in this subsection that
occurred in another state shall, for purposes of sentencing, be counted the same
as if it had occurred in this state.

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ILLEGAL DRUG POLICY
          As mandated by the Drug-Free Work Place Act of 1988 (Public Law
100-690), The University of Tennessee is committed to maintaining a drug-free
working environment. Personnel Policy 720, Safety and Health, specifies, "The
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will ensure that all of its work places
are safe and free from the illegal use, manufacture, possession, distribution, or
dispensing of controlled substances (as defined in the Controlled Substance Act,
21, U.S.C. Section 812) by employees."
          The UTC Student Handbook strictly prohibits the possession, use, or
distribution of drugs or narcotics, including stimulants and depressants, on
University owned or controlled property, except as allowed by the law (UTC
Student Handbook p. 39, "Student Rights and Responsibilities: Statement of a
Drug-Free Environment).

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AVAILABILITY OF COUNSELING RESOURCES
        Many University services provide information through special
programs, presentations, workshops and literature distributed on campus. For
example, the Counseling and Career Center offers a variety of programs and

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services that address issues including alcohol, substance abuse, crisis
intervention, and other personal problems. The Center, in conjunction with
Student Affairs, co-sponsors Alcohol Awareness Week and Drug Awareness
Week on an annual basis. Also, the Center uses other programming and support
groups as resources for preventing, confronting, or solving substance abuse and
other problems. Finally, the Center has professional staff members with specific
expertise in the area of substance abuse control.
         If you are an employee of the University, you are entitled to counseling
sessions offered through the Personnel Office. The University utilizes the State
of Tennessee Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provide free, confidential
counseling on such topics as marital and family discord, emotional distress,
alcohol and drug abuse, job stress, legal and financial referrals, child abuse, and
other problems. For more information about the EAP contact the University
Personnel Office at 425-4221.

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POSSESSION AND USE OF WEAPONS
          Pursuant to T.C.A. 49-7-118, all campus police officers and their
supervisors carry regulation firearms while on duty. These weapons may be used
only when there is a serious, imminent, identifiable threat to life or a threat of
great bodily harm.
          No one other than Police Department personnel may carry or possess
firearms on campus. Notification of the Felony Provisions of T.C.A. 39-17-1309
are posted throughout various buildings. Signs are prominently displayed with
the following language: FELONY. STATE LAW PRESCRIBES A MAXIMUM
PENALTY OF SIX (6) YEARS IMPRISONMENT AND A FINE NOT TO
EXCEED $3,000 FOR CARRYING WEAPONS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.
          Our University Police Officers are encouraged to exercise every
precaution when utilizing firearms in their day-to-day work assignments. Should
an occasion arise whereby an officer has to present a weapon before the public
or discharge a firearm, an immediate Internal Affairs investigation is conducted.
Each University Police Officer fully understands the statutory, moral, and
ethical considerations involving the exercise of lethal force. Every effort is made
to ensure that any use of deadly force is the officer's final alternative. University
Police Officers are trained in the use of chemical mace and taser deployment to
provide a less than lethal form of force.
          To ensure professional training standards are maintained in the use of
firearms by University police personnel, the UTC Police Department maintains
an F.B.I. certified Range Master for all firearms training.

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PREVIOUS CRIMINAL RECORDS
         The University does not inquire as to whether or not students entering
the University have been arrested or convicted of a crime. However, if such
information is brought to the University's attention, appropriate administrative
personnel on a case-by-case basis will generally review admittance of the
student to the University.
         The University employment application asks applicants whether they
have been convicted of any criminal offense other than a traffic citation. If so,
they may be asked to provide explanations and dates of convictions.
Employment decisions are based upon the overall records of the applicant, and a
criminal record, if relevant to the job in question, is a weighted factor. Many
departments require a thorough security background investigation for employees
seeking employment within the University.
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CAMPUS MAINTENANCE POLICIES
          UTC has installed and maintains exterior lighting around all of its
buildings and parking lots, as well as additional sidewalk and street lighting, to
keep the campus well-lit. While maintaining an attractive campus, grounds
crews keep shrubs and hedges low, especially in places such as around residence
halls, for student safety.
          On any normal University workday, there are scores of University
support personnel whose jobs include providing inspection of the entire campus
and its buildings to discover and correct health, safety, and maintenance
problems. These staff members include approximately 25 maintenance
craftsmen, 7 campus services / grounds employees, 1 auto mechanic, and 49
custodians who are on duty as well as 12 office and supervisory personnel
approved to be on emergency call 24 hours a day. These personnel in addition to
the Campus Police and others who tour the campus on a daily basis report any
safety or security problems to UTC's Facilities Management Department, which
responds to correct these problems promptly.
          Students as well as faculty and staff may also call Facilities
Management at 425-4521 to report any safety or maintenance problems.
          If you are an employee of the University and your keys are misplaced,
the Facilities Planning and Management Department as well as the Campus
Police Department need to be notified. In this way an incident report can be
taken in order to document the disappearance of University property and
replacement can be expedited.

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HOW YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT CAMPUS
SAFETY AND SECURITY
          In accordance with T.C.A. Section 49-7-2203, as well as the Crime
Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, all students and employees
receive updated security information annually. All student applicants or
accepted students are also provided with information on security policies and
procedures and on how to obtain additional security information. When
freshmen arrive on campus for orientation, they receive the official Student
Handbook with sections on Student Conduct, Health and Safety, and Residence
Halls.
          The Crime Prevention Program at the University offers several crime
prevention seminars per semester in each of the housing dormitories and
apartments covering timely topics inclusive of Campus Law Enforcement
orientation and services. Some of the topics covered include personal and
property protection, rape awareness, and self defense. The Echo, the University
school newspaper, publishes all reported incidents occurring on campus in the
"Campus Crime Log" in an effort to heighten the University community's
awareness of the possibility of these events occurring.
          In addition to the aforementioned programs, there are brochures and
pamphlets available, which contain departmental services and numerous crime
prevention tips on topics ranging from assault prevention to property protection.
Campus Law Enforcement publishes these which cover pertinent information on
trends in criminal activity and prevention techniques including such topics as
Thefts from Automobiles, Back to School Basics, Utilizing Door Locks, Textbook
Theft, Suspect Alerts, Vandalism, and Obscene Telephone Calls.
          Another assistance offered by Campus Law Enforcement is the Escort
Service whereby an individual can be escorted from one on-campus location to
another. In order to obtain an escort, one can either contact an officer in person,
or by contacting the UTCPD dispatcher on the telephone or by means of an
Emergency "Blue-Light" telephone. All services are available on a twenty-four
hour basis.
          An additional program offered by Campus Law Enforcement is the
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Systems for women. This program attempts
to provide attendees with information, tactics, and considerations that may be
useful for various types of abductive encounters perpetrated against women. For
more        information      on      upcoming        courses      please       visit
(http://www.utc.edu/Departments/utcpd/programs.php). For information about
R.A.D. visit (http://www.rad-systems.com).
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IF YOU ARE THE VICTIM OF A CRIME
         Our community and each of us as individuals deserve protection
against crime and criminals. If you are the victim of a crime, immediately
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contact the Campus Police Department if the incident has occurred at the
University. If you have been victimized off campus, contact the local Police
Department or Sheriff's Office and report the incident. If an arrest is made or a
warrant is needed to authorize police to arrest a person believed to have
committed a crime, a representative of the University Police Department will
assist you in court procedure, inform you of your rights and duties as a victim or
a witness, and help in making your criminal justice system work for you. By
doing so, you will know that you have done your best to make your community
a safe one in which to live and work.
         When a serious crime occurs, one needs to utilize the Campus Police
Department to report the incident whereby an investigation may reveal a
developing pattern of a recurring crime. If a noticeable trend develops, alert
posters are published and posted throughout campus as a form of direct
communication with the University community in order to maintain a well
informed campus environment.
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REPORTING A SEXUAL OFFENSE
          When a rape/sexual offense is reported, the University will make every
effort to see that the victim is offered both medical and psychological care as
well as information about prosecuting the suspect through both criminal and
University disciplinary channels. University students who are victims of sexual
offenses are encouraged to report the incident to the Campus Police. Jurisdiction
for investigating such cases for the purpose of pursuing criminal charges rest
jointly with both the UTC and Chattanooga Police Departments. If the suspect is
a student, the student victim is encouraged to contact the Student Development
Office immediately. Student Development staff members, including those from
the Dean of Students Office and the Housing Department, can assist the victim
in contacting the Campus Police and the Disciplinary Dean or the victim can
contact those offices directly.
          A victim of any form of sexual offense is encouraged to seek
appropriate medical assistance. If immediate medical attention is warranted, the
victim should be transported to a hospital emergency room. If immediate
attention is not warranted, the University Student Health Service and the Student
Counseling Center should be contacted as soon as possible for the appropriate
follow-up with the victim. It is important that the victim seek medical attention
in order to assure his/her well being and to ensure that any evidence is preserved
as possible proof of criminal sexual assault in the event that criminal charges are
pursued.

VICTIM’S RIGHTS
         Student’s accused of sexual offenses will be charged with violating the
UTC Code of Conduct. Special rights are given to the victim if a suspect in a
sexual offense case is a student and that suspect is charged with violating the
UTC Code of Conduct. Both the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same

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opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary hearing. The
victim, therefore, has the right to have counsel of his/her choice present during
hearing. In the event a student defendant elects to have a public hearing, both the
accuser and the accused have the right to have counsel, as well as others,
present. In addition, both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the
outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding brought as a result of these
charges. Penalties for the violation of any Code of Conduct are listed in the
Student Handbook, e.g. violation may lead to disciplinary action up to and
including permanent dismissal from the University.
         If requested by the victim, and changes are reasonably available, the
UTC Housing Office will provide a change in the resident's room assignments
and the Dean of Students Office will work with faculty members if a class
change is requested.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS
        The University provides the following programs aimed at promoting
awareness of sex offenses:
        - Lectures in the University Center open to all students and
             employees.
        - Video presentations and speakers available to Freshmen Seminar
             Classes.
        - Dormitory programs with outside speakers.
        - Floor meeting discussions led by resident assistants in dorms.
        - Presentations at Freshman Orientation Programs.
        - Classroom discussions presented by various faculty members.
        - Annual presentations to Fraternity Pledges. Programs Aimed at
             Prevention of Sex Offenses.
        - Open programs provided by Campus Law Enforcement Officers.



PROGRAMS AIMED AT PREVENTION OF SEXUAL OFFENSES
     - Open programs provided by Campus law Enforcement Officers.
     - Dormitory programs with outside speakers.
     - Posters on campus bulletin boards.
     - Orientation discussions concerning personal safety.
     - Video tapes available to faculty for classroom presentations.
     - Speakers available for Freshmen Orientation classes.




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LINK TO TBI SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRY
         http://www.tcic.state.tn.us/SEX_ofndr/search_short.asp

WOMEN’S CENTER –
TRANSFORMATION PROJECT
         The Transformation Project was created after UTC received a grant
from the Department of Justice to combat violence against women on campus.
The Women’s Center serves faculty, staff, and students in the following ways:

Education
    •         Training programs for staff and faculty on how to help students in crisis
    •         Information sessions for student groups on violence against women
    •         Peer Education Group available for student-led education on sexual
              assault, stalking, and dating violence

Awareness
   •          Public awareness campaigns to inform campus community of the need to
              address stalking, dating violence, and sexual assault
    •         Events to raise awareness and foster plans of action to combat the problem
              of violence against women on campus

Advocacy
    •         Provide support for victims through counseling
    •         Foster deeper campus commitment to victims through procedure review
              and revision to better serve victims’ needs
    •         Involve the campus community in the Women’s Center’s work towards
              eliminating violence against women at UTC

Information and Referral Services
     •        Provide students, faculty, and staff with current available resources
     •        Provide options for victim services at UTC and throughout the community
     •        Create an environment of trust and confidentiality so students feel
              comfortable utilizing the Women’s Center’s services

         The Women’s Center is available for presentations to student groups,
faculty, and staff on dating violence, stalking, sexual assault, and other forms of
violence against women. If you would like to know more about these topics the
Women’s Center has a selection of brochures and fact sheets available.
          Counselors are also available to discuss problems you or a friend may
be having. All communication with the UTC Women’s Center is confidential.
          For additional information on their services, to talk to someone about
violence issues, or for directions to their office, the Women’s Center can be
reached by telephone at 425-5605 or accessed through the following link:
          http://www.utc.edu/Outreach/TransformationProject


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UNIVERSITY HOUSING
         For the Fall 2009, semester, the University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga will have a normal housing capacity of 2,844 students. For the Fall
2008 semester, 2,811 students were in residence on campus. All student
housing at UTC is located on campus in four separate complexes. These consist
of apartment style complexes. Freshmen residents will live in designated
sections of the building based upon gender. Specific housing is set aside for
married students or graduate students at the UTC Place apartment complex that
was made available for occupancy in the Fall of 2001.


APARTMENT COMPLEX OCCUPANCY (Fall 2005):

Lockmiller Apartments:
124 male occupants
224 female occupants
Two bedroom units with 4 persons per unit.

Boling Apartments:
231 male occupants
180 female occupants
Four bedroom units with 4 persons per unit.

Johnson Village Apartments:
157 male occupants
295 female occupants
Four bedroom units with 4 persons per unit.

UTC Place Apartments
Guerry                      Decosimo                     Stophel
Building 1000 -             Building 2000 –              Building 3000 -
60 male occupants           173 male occupants           300 male occupants
50 female occupants         158 female occupants         276 female occupants
2 married occupants         One and Four BR units        Two and Four BR units
Two and Three BR units

Walker                      UC Foundation
Building 4000-              Building 5000-
100 male occupants          120 male occupants
118 female occupants        263 female occupants
Four BR units               Four BR units

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HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS
         Housing assignments are made on a seniority basis for returning
students and on a first come, first serve basis for new students. However,
members of some athletic teams are housed in designated areas. The Housing
Office on a space availability basis makes all room changes after approval. The
University does not discriminate with regard to race, religion, or sex.

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RESIDENCE HALL SECURITY
          Since apartments in each of the complexes on campus are entered
directly from the outside, a check-in desk is not possible. Guests and visitors to
these areas are met at the apartment doors or as they inquire at the apartment
office.
          Each apartment complex is staffed by a Resident Director and
numerous Resident Assistants, usually one per floor. The University currently
employs 2 Area Coordinators, 6 Resident Directors, and 67 Resident Assistants.
Formal training of Directors and Assistants is conducted through cooperative
efforts of the Housing Office and Campus Law Enforcement.
          Residents can gain access to the buildings at the UTC Place Apartments
by use of their individually coded University ID card. Access to their individual
rooms at this complex is made only by a key issued them by the UTC Place
Housing Office at the complex. At the Boling, Johnson Village, and Lockmiller
Apartment complexes, access to their apartment and individual rooms at each of
these is made only by a key issued them by the UTC Housing Office. All
apartments have deadbolt locks on the doors. Residents are urged to keep them
closed and dead-bolted at all times.
          If a student loses an apartment key, they need to notify the Housing
Department of their loss in order to keep accurate records and obtain a
replacement. The Campus Police Department needs to be contacted as well in
case the University keys have been turned in to the Lost and Found Division of
the department. Numerous safety and security brochures, pamphlets, and flyers
are distributed to all residents on a regular basis. Security personnel hold regular
floor meetings with students as well as conduct periodic fire drills. On occasion,
guest lectures and/or video presentations are presented to student residents
covering such topics as date rape, theft prevention, and fire safety.
          The University maintains smoke and fire alarms in all residence halls.
These N.F.P.A. approved alarm systems are monitored 24 hours a day in the
Campus Law Enforcement Telecommunications office as well as in each

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residence hall. Public Safety personnel are trained to assist the Chattanooga Fire
Department in building evacuations during fire or other emergencies.
         During holidays, spring break, or other low-occupancy periods,
students are allowed to remain in their designated housing areas. However,
Resident Directors must be notified of their intent to stay. Both the Housing
Staff and the Campus Police Department make periodic exterior door checks
during these low-occupancy periods.


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RESIDENCE HALL GUEST POLICY
          Student residents are allowed to accommodate guests in their rooms by
registering with the Housing Complex Office. Guests are limited to three days
visits and they must be accompanied by their host at all times when entering the
residence hall.
          Visiting groups not regularly associated with The University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga are occasionally sponsored by (1) University
departments, (2) The Continuing Education Department, or (3) a program in
cooperation with another college or university. All visiting individuals are
identified by name from their sponsor and all groups must be supervised or
chaperoned.


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UNIVERSITY POPULATION – 2008 FALL TERM
        (FULL TIME EQUIVALENT)
Undergraduate Enrollment                  7,606
Graduate Enrollment                       830
Staff Personnel                           926
Faculty Personnel                         698
Security Personnel                        28
Total Campus Population                   10,088

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JEANNE CLERY DISCLOSURE OF CAMPUS
SECURITY POLICY AND CAMPUS CRIME
STATISTICS ACT
1.   Description of procedures for preparing annual disclosure of crime
     statistics:

               Crime statistics that are provided in this institution’s annual
     report are based upon incidents reported by campus security authorities
     and local police agencies. The Chattanooga Police Department, and
     UTC’s Student Development, Student Housing, and Athletics
     Departments provide statistical information in addition to incident
     reports filed by the UTC Department of Public Safety. This institution
     shall annually report statistics for the three most recent calendar years
     concerning the occurrence on campus, in or on non-campus buildings
     or property, and on public property of certain crimes that are reported
     to local police agencies or to campus security authorities. These
     individuals are responsible for reporting crimes and are instructed to
     report this information to the Director of the Department of Public
     Safety who serves as UTC’s Campus Security Survey Administrator
     (CSSA). Public Safety will make the determination as to whether a
     reportable offense has occurred. The CSSA will relay, in writing, to all
     individuals who fall within the definition of campus security authority
     their responsibility to make these reports on an annual basis. The
     CSSA will distribute crime report forms to all individuals who are
     responsible for reporting crimes. These will be compiled to prepare the
     annual Campus Crime and Security Survey for submission to the
     United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary
     Education. This Survey will also be made available to the public by
     October 1 each calendar year.

2.   Statement of policy allowing disclosure of crimes on a voluntary,
     confidential basis.

              Victims or witnesses of crime on campus are encouraged to
     voluntarily report criminal activity to the Department of Public Safety
     as soon as possible. Upon request of the victim or witness such reports
     will be treated in a confidential manner; the identity of the reporting
     individual will not be divulged.


3.   Statement of policy concerning crimes disclosed to a pastoral or
     mental health counselor:



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     Crimes disclosed to a pastoral or mental health counselor, serving in
     that capacity at the time of disclosure, are not subject to mandatory
     reporting. The term “pastoral counselor’ is defined as a person who is
     associated with a religious order or denomination that recognizes
     him/her as someone who provides confidential counseling. The term
     “mental health counselor” is defined as a fully qualified and/or licensed
     professional whose official responsibilities include providing mental
     health counseling to members of the university’s community and is
     functioning within the scope of his/her license or certification. This
     exemption does not relieve counselors of the duty to exercise
     reasonable care to protect a foreseeable victim from danger posed by
     the person being counseled. When speaking to a victim or witness to a
     crime, counselors are encouraged to inform the individual of voluntary
     disclosure procedures.

4.   Statement of policy concerning student criminal activity at off-
     campus locations:

     The Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the Chattanooga
     Police is responsible for monitoring and recording criminal activity
     engaged in by students at off-campus locations owned or operated by
     student organizations that are officially recognized by the institution.
     Certain categories of crime that occur in these locations will be
     included in the annual Campus Crime and Security Survey.




5.   Timely warning procedure (campus crime alerts):

     Whenever a report of a violent crime against a person or a major crime
     against property on campus that represents an ongoing threat to the
     safety of students, faculty, and staff is received, the UTC Department
     of Public Safety will issue a campus crime alert. Alerts are dated, and
     provide details of the crime, a description of the suspect if known,
     information on whom to contact about the case, and often crime
     prevention tips.

     Campus crime alerts will be widely distributed throughout campus,
     provided to campus media, posted on the UTC Public Safety web page,
     when possible posted off-campus in areas frequented by students, and
     e-mailed as quickly as possible to all heads of offices and other key
     personnel.

     Whenever the Chattanooga Police Department issues an alert about an
     off-campus crime that represents an ongoing threat to the safety of

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         students, faculty, and staff, the University will assist in publicizing the
         crime on campus.

         Information included in campus crime alerts:

                  1.   A succinct statement of the incident.

                  2.   Apparent motivation; including the mode of expression,
                       but not the text.

                  3.   Apparent connection to previous incidents, if applicable.

                  4.   Physical description of the suspect, including race.

                  5.   Composite drawing of the suspect, if available.

                  6.   Race of the victim only if there was an apparent bias
                       motive.

                  7.   Sex of the victim and student/non-student status.

                  8.   Injury sustained by the victim.

                  9.   Date and time the bulletin was released.

_______________________________________________________________________________




UTC ALERT
          The new UTC ALERT system is designed to enhance and improve
communication so that all members of the University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga campus community can stay informed in the event of an
emergency. The system will add another immediate mechanism to the existing
methods that the University has in place to alert the community to an emergency
situation. The system will be used only for emergency contact purposes. UTC
has contracted with Rave Wireless Inc. to provide the service, which will allow
students, faculty and staff to “opt in” to be notified via text message in the event
of an emergency. As well as text messages, the system allows students to
receive messages to a designated e-mail address, PDA or pager.

UTC ALERT messages will contain critical instructions in the event of an
emergency on campus. Follow the directions in the UTC Alert messages
immediately and await further instructions.



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UTC ALERT will be used on a very limited basis--only when an immediate
threat exists. These might include a shooting on campus, a severe weather
threat, or a chemical spill. UTC ALERT will not be used to announce delayed
openings due to inclement weather when the decision is made prior to the
beginning of the school day.

To sign up for the UTC ALERT go to: http://www.utc.edu/TakingPrecautions
or visit the UTC Police Website at http://www.utcpolice.org then click on UTC
Alert.

CRIME STATISTICS
         These crime statistics are to inform the public about the probable
exposure of the University population to each crime category. As one can
determine from the data, exposure to crime on the UTC campus is minimal at
best. The data also indicate that ongoing crime prevention and awareness
programs are having a positive effect toward reducing overall crime rates.
         We believe an informed public is a safety conscious public. The
following statistics, provided in compliance with Tennessee's College and
University Security Information Act, as well as the Federal Crime Awareness
and Campus Security Act of 1990, are for your information as part of UTC's
overall safety and security program. If you have any questions, contact the UTC
Department of Public Safety at 425-4357.




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                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
                        AT CHATTANOOGA
                       Campus Crime Statistics

CATEGORY           VENUE                                            2006   2007   2008
CRIMINAL           On Campus*                                        0      0      0
HOMICIDE:          In dormitories or other residential facilities    0      0      0
Murder and Non-    In or on a non-campus building or property        0      0      0
Negligent
Manslaughter       On public property                                0      0      0
                   On Campus*                                        0      0      0
Negligent          In dormitories or other residential facilities    0      0      0
Manslaughter       In or on a non-campus building or property        0      0      0
                   On public property                                0      0      0
                   On Campus*                                        1      1      0
SEX OFFENSES:      In dormitories or other residential facilities    1      1      0
Forcible           In or on a non-campus building or property        0      0      0
                   On public property                                0      0      0
                   On Campus*                                        0      0      0
                   In dormitories or other residential facilities    0      0      0
Non-forcible
                   In or on a non-campus building or property        0      0      0
                   On public property                                0      0      0
                   On Campus*                                        4      2      0
                   In dormitories or other residential facilities    2      2      0
ROBBERY
                   In or on a non-campus building or property        0      0      0
                   On public property                                2      0      0
                   On Campus*                                        5      4      1
AGGRAVATED         In dormitories or other residential facilities    3      2      1
ASSAULT            In or on a non-campus building or property        0      0      0
                   On public property                                2      2      0
                   On Campus*                                        77     62     43
                   In dormitories or other residential facilities    66     62     43
BURGLARY
                   In or on a non-campus building or property        0      0      0
                   On public property                                11     0      0
                   On Campus*                                        1      1      0
                   In dormitories or other residential facilities    1      1      0
ARSON
                   In or on a non-campus building or property        0      0      0
                   On public property                                0      0      0
                   On Campus*                                        3      4      3
MOTOR              In dormitories or other residential facilities    0      0      0
VEHICLE THEFT      In or on a non-campus building or property        0      0      0
                   On public property                                3      4      3
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CATEGORY                     VENUE                                             2006     2007      2008
                             On Campus*                                         32       74       132
ARREST FOR:                  In dormitories or other residential facilities     30       71       128
Liquor Law
Violations
                             In or on a non-campus building or property         0         0        0
                             On public property                                 2         3        4
                             On Campus*                                         28       56        84
Drug-related                 In dormitories or other residential facilities     24       52        70
Violations                   In or on a non-campus building or property         0         0        0
                             On public property                                 0         1        14
                             On Campus*                                         5         5        6
Weapons                      In dormitories or other residential facilities     4         4        3
Possession                   In or on a non-campus building or property         0         0        0
                             On public property                                 0         1        3
DISCIPLINARY                 On Campus*                                         55       80       185
REFERRALS:                   In dormitories or other residential facilities     55       80       185
Liquor law                   In or on a non-campus building or property         0         0        0
Violations                   On public property                                 0         0        0
                             On Campus*                                         56       21        50
Drug-related                 In dormitories or other residential facilities     56       21        50
Violations                   In or on a non-campus building or property         0         0        0
                             On public property                                 0         0        0
                             On Campus*                                         7         3        3
Weapons                      In dormitories or other residential facilities     7         3        3
Possession                   In or on a non-campus building or property         0         0        0
                             On public property                                 0         0        0
*           This category includes all on-campus incidents, including those listed in the category
labeled, “In dormitories or other residential facilities.” Therefore, the two categories are not
cumulative, but duplicative.


KEY TO HATE CRIME NOTATIONS:
Type of Bias or Prejudice
Race = ra                                             Sexual Orientation = s
Gender = g                                            Ethnicity = e
Religion = re                                         Disability = d

           Each statistic, resulting in bodily injury that is motivated by a type of bias or prejudice
will have a superscript notation for the type of bias. Numbers in superscripted parenthesis indicate
the number out of the total number of incidents that were motivated by each type of bias.




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TOTAL STUDENTS (FTE) AND EMPLOYEES
(HC) EQUAL:
         2006                        2007                       2008
        10,404                      11,367                     10,375

       The total number of incidents reported to the University Police
Department for the years 2006, 2007, and 2008 are as follows:

                            2006        2,407
                            2007        2,220
                            2008        2,044

_______________________________________________________________

TIPS FOR A SAFE CAMPUS
         Learn and follow all University security policies. These policies were
created out of a concern for your welfare and consideration for the rights of
others.


When walking or jogging:

        -    Go with someone.
        -    Stay away from isolated areas.
        -    Try and stay near street lights.
        -    Hold your purse or briefcase tightly, close to your body.
        -    A front pocket is safer for a wallet than a back one.
        -    Dress sensibly. Tight pants, clogs, or heels make movement-
             difficult.


If you're being followed:

        -    Cross the street or change directions.
        -    Keep looking back so the person knows you can't be surprised.
        -    Go to a well lighted area. Enter a store, house, residence hall,
             classroom, or library - anywhere there are people.
        -    Notice and remember as much as possible about the person so you
             can give a good description later.



If you're held up:

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        -   Don't resist. No amount of money is worth taking chances with
            your life.
        -   Notify the campus police or local police immediately. Try to give a
            description that includes approximate age, height, weight, and
            details on hair, clothing, jewelry, scars, tattoos - anything that is
            noticeable.

Where you live:

        -   Keep your doors and windows locked day and night.
        -   Don't let strangers in.
        -   Don't leave a door unlocked for someone planning to comeback
            later.

Protect personal and University property:

        -   Lock your door every time you leave
        -   Engrave expensive equipment and valuables with an I.D. number.
            Engraving tools are available for your use at the Campus Law
            Enforcement Office.
        -   Don't store your purse in an unlocked desk drawer.
        -   Don't leave your belongings unattended in libraries, hallways,
            locker rooms, or classrooms.

If you are working late:

        -   Keep your office door locked.
        -   Lock all doors behind you when entering or exiting at night.
        -   Contact the Campus Police Department if you want an escort to or
            from your car.

In a car:

        -   Keep doors locked while driving.
        -   Don't pick up hitchhikers.
        -   Check the back seat before getting into a car.
        -   If you have car trouble, raise the hood, put on emergency flashers,
            and tie a white cloth to your antenna or outside mirror.


Protect your car:

        -   Always lock your car and take the keys.

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         -    Lock valuables in the trunk.
         -    Park in well lighted areas.

Avoid being ripped off or taken advantage of by a scam:

         -    Watch out for credit card scams. Never give your credit card
               number over the phone unless you have made the call to a
               reputable business.
         -    Retain all carbons and charge slips when shopping, eating out,
              etc.
         -    Check your monthly statements for unauthorized charges.
         -    Remember the Better Business Bureau can always be contacted to
              verify the credentials of a particular company or business.
         -    Be sure to look closely at any deal that sounds too good to be true
              (it probably is).

Don't hitchhike.

Report suspicious activity and vandalism immediately.




              UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT
                    CHATTANOOGA
             DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

                      MISSION STATEMENT

          The UTC Department of Public Safety is responsible for ensuring that a
safe and secure environment exists to support the Universities’ educational
mission. Quality of life substantially affects learning, and that quality is
preserved by the enforcement of rules and laws. As educators, the Public Safety
staff provides or facilitates instruction in safety related topics. The Department
provides services to the University community in a professional, respectful,
knowledgeable and skilful manner, with the highest standards of ethics,
accountability, dignity, equity and fairness.




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IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND
ADDRESSES
On Campus
UTC Police Department
Physical Address: 400 Palmetto Street, Chattanooga, TN
Mailing Address: Dept. 3954, 615 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
FAX Number: (423) 425-2308

UTC Police Dispatcher ………………………………….……….…………4357 (HELP)

Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations, Richard L. Brown, Jr. …………….…4393

Director, Chief Robert Ratchford ……………………………………………….......4004

Deputy Chief Craig Hamilton ……………………………………………….……....5290

University Safety Officer, Jim Pulliam ………………………………...…………....5209

Student Development…………………………………………....….…….….….......4534

Housing Office, Steven Hood..…………………………….…….…………………..4304

University Health Services……….………………………………………(423) 778-9303

University Center Director, Shannon Smith ………………………………….……..4455

Counseling Center …………………………………………………………….….….4438

UTC Women’s Center – Transformation Project, Sara Peters..…………………..…5605


Off Campus
Chattanooga Police Department / Police Services Center
3300 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406

Chattanooga Police Dispatcher …………………………………………………698-2525

Emergency …………………………………………………………………………….911

UTC Police Department ………………………………………….……...(423) 425-4357


To Report a Crime, Fire or Request an Ambulance
On Campus …….….911 / 4357 / HELP                         Off Campus……………911




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