The student experience at UT Southern is so much more than just going to class and getting a degree. Firehawks are also involved outside the classroom in everything from civic engagement and service, to intramural sports, to student organizations and leadership. The Division of Student Affairs is here to support students in their growth and development, and student safety, satisfaction, and success is at the heart of everything we do.
Visit us in the Guthrie Student Life Center, where you can find a commuter kitchen, study lounges, a computer lab, conference space, and Food Bank, in addition to our outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts. The Guthrie Student Life Center also houses a variety of offices such as Student Activities, Residential Life, and the Dean of Students. We believe in open doors and open communication, so stop by anytime or reach out to any of our staff below!
Student Affairs Staff
Sarah Catherine Richardson
Dean of Students
Location: 2nd Floor, Second Office on Right
Director of Student & Community 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.
Information about Campus Safety is available here.
Information about the the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is available in the Student Handbook here.
The University of Tennessee Southern is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory learning, living, and working 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 up to and 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 university ensures you can access supportive measures and resources. Contact information for reporting options and confidential resources can be found at the Title IX website.
In compliance with Tennessee law, the University of Tennessee Southern will inform parents or guardians when any student under the age of 21 is found responsible for a violation of 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 or during university activities. Violation of this policy is grounds for disciplinary action as well as legal prosecution.
Information regarding the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse as well as programs and resources to address drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation can be found through our University Clinic.