The student experience at UT Southern is so much more than just going to class and getting a degree. Firehawks are involved outside the classroom in everything from civic engagement, service, intramural sports, student organizations, and leadership. The Division of Student Affairs supports students. This support includes their growth and development; student safety, satisfaction, and success are at our heart.
Visit us at the Guthrie Student Life Center. You can find a commuter kitchen, study lounges, a computer lab, conference space, Food Bank, outdoor basketball, and sand volleyball courts. The Guthrie Student Life Center also houses various offices such as Student Activities, Residential Life, and the Dean of Students. We believe in open doors and communication, so stop by anytime or contact any of our staff below!
Student Affairs Staff
Sarah Catherine Richardson
Dean of Students
Location: 2nd Floor, Second Office on Right
Director of Student and Campus Engagement
Location: 2nd Floor, First Office on Left
Residential Life Coordinator
Location: 2nd Floor, First Office on Right
Student Activities Coordinator
Location: 1st Floor
Location: 1st Floor
Student Right to Know Information
The current Student Handbook is available here.
Signage & Advertisement Procedures
The Dean of Students or the Provost must approve any signs, posters, or announcements before posting. Approval for posting does not represent University endorsement of the information posted or the actual function(s) advertised.
All signs, posters, or announcements must comply with the Signage and Advertisement Procedures.
Information about Campus Safety is available here.
Jeanne Clery’s Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is also available in the Student Handbook.
The University of Tennessee Southern is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory learning, living, and working environment. This commitment includes an environment free from Sexual Harassment (including Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking), Sexual Exploitation, and Retaliation (collectively, “Prohibited Conduct”).
Prohibited Conduct will not be tolerated and will be grounds for disciplinary action, including permanent dismissal from the university. We strongly encourage those who have experienced Prohibited Conduct to promptly report the incident to the Office of Title IX.
Reporting an incident to the university does not obligate you to pursue university discipline or criminal prosecution. Reporting an incident to the university ensures you can access supportive measures and resources. Contact information for reporting options and confidential resources can be found on the Title IX website.
In compliance with Tennessee law, UT Southern will inform parents or guardians when any student under 21 is found responsible for violating any policy governing the use, possession, and/or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs.
Drug Free Schools & Communities Act
The university prohibits the unlawful use, manufacture, possession, distribution, or dispensing of drugs and alcohol on university property. This unlawful use is also prohibited during university activities. Violation of this policy is grounds for disciplinary action and legal prosecution.
Information regarding the health risks associated with using illicit drugs and alcohol abuse can be found through our Unversity Clinic. Programs and resources to address drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation can also be found through our University Clinic.
University accreditation and consumer information (including student achievement, completion rates, diversity information, etc.) are available here.
You are not alone.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988.
Support Student Affairs at UT Southern
The Division of Student Affairs supports students in all areas of their lives. This support includes focus outside the classroom, focusing on community and belonging, health, wellness, and student satisfaction.
- Community and Belonging: Connecting UT Southern students, the Pulaski community, and the UT System are related to students’ success and impact in the community. Many of our events and programs are designed to help students build community and make friends. Ultimately, know that they are integral to the UT Southern family!
- Health and Wellness: When students are healthy in body, mind, and spirit, they can be successful. Habits we can begin to integrate during college contribute to life-long wellness!
- Student Satisfaction: We want our students to graduate and be Firehawks for life. Much of our programming is designed to increase students’ satisfaction with the UT Southern experience. We strive to be nimble and innovative with events and opportunities for students to engage.
Dr. Bill McKenney Emergency Student Assistance Fund
Provides emergency assistance to students in need.
Mental Health Support Fund
Supports mental health programming for students such as goat yoga, journaling workshops, and other self-care measures.
Supports general programming in Student Affairs to build community and belonging, and increase student satisfaction.
Clinic Support Fund
Supports wellness programming such as our annual healthy relationship workshop, as well as supplemental Clinic operations.
Student Food Bank
Provides food and basic sanitary products for students in need.