Office of Student & Family Engagement
The Office of Student & Family Engagement promotes campus involvement through a variety of opportunities for students and their families, such as Homecoming, Welcome Week, Registered Student Organizations, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Media, Parent & Family Association, and student events and programs.
UTC is home to over 120 student-led organizations. Whether you are looking for professional development around your major, a group of like-minded people who share similar interest, or even an opportunity to explore something new, getting involved with a registered student organization is a great opportunity. Categories of organization include recreational, faith-based, cultural, academic, political, and more!
MocSync is our online platform for student engagement opportunities. In MocSync, you can search for and join registered student organizations, find upcoming events, and even apply for leadership opportunities! If you want to find out what’s happening on campus, MocSync is the place to go.
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Currently offering 24 fraternities and sororities, 20 of which are under three governing councils, the inter-fraternity council; the Panhellenic Association; and the National Pan-hellenic Council. All celebrate the shared core values of academic excellence, leadership development, civic engagement, brotherhood/sisterhood, social responsibility and diversity and inclusion.
Student Media Organizations
UTC maintains four active student-led media organizations.
- Mocs News is a student-run news station broadcast on closed-circuit Channel 3.
- the Perch is a web-based, student-run radio station.
- the Sequoya Review is UTC’s annual literary magazine.
- the University Echo is a student news, sports, features and opinion publication.
The mission of the Student Government Association is advocate for the student body and serve as liaisons between students, the administration, faculty and staff. Every student is a member of SGA and is represented by the student senators elected to the Student Senate. The Student Senate provides initial approval of registered student organizations, enacts legislation and offers valuable functions and services to the community. Freshman Senate is a program within SGA designed to develop and foster leaders within the Freshman class for an exciting future in SGA or other student leadership roles.
Our Campus Ministries at UTC provide students the opportunity to further explore their faith development. The groups provide weekly events like bible studies, free meals, mission trips, and leadership retreats in a non-pressure, community-focused environment. Most groups have gathering spaces within walking distance of campus.
Bands, Orchestra, and Choral Activities
Several opportunities are available for students who wish to continue their musical involvement during their college years. The Chattanooga Singers, the Chamber Singers, Clarion Chorale, Men’s Chorus, and Opera Workshop are open to all students. An audition is required to participate in the Chamber Singers, Opera Workshop. Instrumentalists may perform in the UTC Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Marching Band, Marching Mocs, or Jazz Band. An audition may be required.
Music scholarships (Performance Grants) are available to all qualified UTC students, regardless of major. Applicants must audition for the Music faculty, and recipients are required to participate in the appropriate ensemble for their instrument or voice. Recipients may also be required to enroll in individual voice or instrument instruction. Interested students should contact the Music Division at (423) 425-4601, or visit the Music Department website.
Eligibility for Athletics
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga believes strongly in athletic competition. The University also believes that academic and other standards must be maintained by all students regardless of their extracurricular activities.
- Only regular full-time students (those carrying 12 hours per semester) are eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics.
- A student athlete must be making satisfactory progress toward a degree as set forth by the current NCAA and Southern Conference manuals.
- Transfer students must meet current standards set forth by the NCAA and Southern Conference organizations.
- Head coaches are obligated to inform the individual students of the NCAA regulations and all students must abide by these regulations.
- A student may not participate in intercollegiate athletics until his/her eligibility is certified by the Athletics Compliance Office and the Office of the University Registrar.
Intramural sports are a program sponsored by the Campus Recreation Department which encourages students to participate, manage and engage in physical activity as a learning process. The Intramural Sports Program hosts a large variety of leagues and tournaments such as basketball, flag football, softball, dodgeball, tennis, Esports, and volleyball just to name a few. Students, faculty, and staff can enter any tournament and can compete in any 1 of our intramural leagues including: Recreational Men’s, Recreational Women’s, Competitive Men’s, Competitive Women’s, Coed, Fraternity or Sorority leagues, and individually. All Intramural registrations (Excluding Esports) are located at IMLeagues.com. The Intramural Office is located at the UTC Sports Complex. Office hours are 1-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday. The telephone number is (423) 425-1507.
Club Sports feature a variety of sport-related registered student organizations, which are student led - student run and offer competitive, recreational, instructional events, and regular practices. The program includes allocation for intercollegiate competition, which may include local, regional and national play. The Club Sports Program has 21 active clubs serving over 400 students, including: baseball, climbing, rowing, swimming, fencing, bass anglers, soccer, tennis, ultimate frisbee, table tennis, volleyball, cycling, basketball and more, plus it only takes 5 students, a full-time faculty or staff adviser, and a constitution to start a new organization. Join the fun! Search www.mocsyncorgs.utc.edu to find information on existing organizations.