Current Students News

National Emergency Preparedness Month Begins With Severe Weather Tips


Everyone on campus plays a critical part in emergency preparation and response. In its role of coordinating the campus community, the Office of Emergency Management will be sharing information throughout September, National Emergency Preparedness Month, to prepare the campus to best handle dangerous situations. Severe weather is a common occurrence in East Tennessee. It’s easy to forget how dangerous lightning, damaging winds, floods, and hail can be. Do you know how to protect yourself? Learn more at the campus Safety website.

Dobbs’ Co-Op Experience Also Stressed Importance of Teamwork


Joshua Dobbs might be better known outside the college as the quarterback of the Vols football team, but, like six other players majoring in engineering, once in the classroom, he is all about his studies. An aerospace engineering student, Dobbs recently held an internship position with Pratt and Whitney, one of the world’s leading jet and rocket engine manufacturers.

UT Alert Test Set for 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, September 2


The university plans to test the UT Alert text and e-mail messaging system at 1:10 p.m. today. To ensure that the entire campus receives notification during an emergency, the UT Alert system sends messages to every student, faculty, and staff e-mail account.

In the Red Zone: How to Prevent Sexual Assault


The Center for Health Education and Wellness wants the university community to help change the statistics of sexual assault on college campuses. Red Zone is a term used to describe the period in the fall semester when students are statistically more at risk for sexual assault.

University Prepares for 2015 Volunteer Football Season

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In just ten days, UT will welcome Vol fans and visitors to Rocky Top for an exciting season of Volunteer football at Neyland Stadium. The Vols will face the Oklahoma Sooners at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12, in Neyland Stadium. The UT Police Department reminds fans that alcoholic beverages, cans, bottles, and coolers are prohibited in Neyland Stadium.

Join UTPD on Pedestrian Walkway to Kick Off Campus Safety Awareness Month

The UT Police Department will be on the Pedestrian Walkway from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, to kick off National Campus Safety Month. Officers will be there with one of the new patrol vehicles to distribute safety information to students, staff, and faculty.