Living Learning Communities
The UT-Chattanooga Army ROTC RLC is a new and unique opportunity to live with students sharing similar goals, aspirations and schedules. You and your fellow cadets will share similar “rise & shine” schedules—up before 0600 for physical training several times a week; classes in military sciences; and a strong commitment to serve your community and country.
First Gen Mocs
The First Gen Mocs LLC is for students who identify as first-generation college students, or students whose parents have not earned a four-year degree. This program helps these students navigate the transition from high school to college and beyond. Participants will live together, take a class together, and engage in activities and events intentionally designed for students who are first-generation. They will receive a mentor, who is also first-generation. First Gen Mocs LLC is dedicated to helping students feel more accepted, like they belong, and like they are connected to their peers, the campus, and the Chattanooga community. We hope to develop our students and engage with them both in and out of the classroom.
HEALTH: Healthy Eating and Active Living in HHP
The Department of Health and Human Performance consists of diverse health science-related programs united by the Department’s mission of prevention of injury and chronic disease through healthy eating and active living. Whether interested in Exercise and Health Science, Sport, Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management, Health and Physical Education, or interested in pursuing a post-baccalaureate program in a health-related profession, such as Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Public Health and others, there is a place for you in this cohort. The “HEALTH” LLC will live out the HHP mission through as service-focused, value-based core of activities that engages students in the UTC campus and Chattanooga communities.
MASH: Mocs Aspiring to Science and Health
Location: West Campus
Residential College: College of Health, Education and Professional Studies
Contact: Angela Collier 423-425-5748 and Tessa Mullinax-Baker 423-425-5772
Process: Submit Housing application
Experiences will allow the student to have a full understanding of the professions associated with Science and Health. There will be educational support for the students as these professions are challenging and the content for the course work is not easy. Students will be asked to coordinate and/or volunteer at science and health related events such as health fairs and health screenings. Support for students who choose to work in health related fields while attending school will also be available and consist of such things as time management, understanding health care from a provider perspective, seminars in employments options in health care, resume creation and job interview role playing, to name a few.
RISE: Residents in the School of Education
RISE provides first-time, freshmen education majors or minors the opportunity to integrate their academic and social lives through common living spaces, class schedules, and outside activities during their freshman year at UTC. Members of RISE work with an after-school program to increase their knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a reflective practitioner and future educator. They will also engage in meaningful community events and activities to build relationships with education stakeholders and community leaders.
For students studying entrepreneurship and wanting a hands on experience developing their skills to have a successful business. Places a priority on entrepreneurship education in getting students ready for a business career. You'll learn how to start or acquire a business, write a successful business plan, manage limited resources, attract venture funding, and lead strong entrepreneurial teams.
Life Out Loud: The Literature and Languages Learning Community
This is a Humanities‐inspired community of students passionate about the study of languages (English, Spanish, French, Latin, and others) and the literature belonging to those languages. It is a place for conversations both deep and light, on books, films, music, cultural experience, and for connecting with faculty who share these interests. Members will gather for readings, films, meals, cultural outings, social life, and academically enriching encounters with faculty.
Location: Walker Apartments
Residential College: Gary W. Rollins College of Business
Contact: Jaclyn Wooten-York, 423-425-4313
Process: Must be accepted as a Rollins Scholar and submit the Housing application
Rollins Scholars, Business Residential College offers first-year business students an exciting opportunity to live, learn, lead and serve as they prepare to become future business and community leaders. Using a network of community members, peer mentors, instructors and residence hall staff, students will make lasting connections and create a strong foundation for success at UTC and in life beyond college. The Business Residential College fosters team work and creates a professional network, building connections in and out of the classroom to prepare “business world ready” students.
The Music LLC will be comprised of a supportive group of freshmen, sophomore, and transfer music majors and students involved with a UTC music ensemble. There will be special presentations and events by faculty, guest artists, and performance collaboration for special projects. These students will literally get to experience music via peer surroundings. Programs will be geared towards furthering music performance by giving students opportunities to see live performances, attend various workshops, and provide music theory assistance outside of the classroom. The living component will include fostering friendships through the exposure of a music dominated community. The Music LLC will also provide residence hall students an opportunity to interact with faculty outside of the classroom and give students opportunities to take part in formal and informal activities designed to enrich their overall performance and academic learning experience. An emphasis will also be placed on fostering a supportive atmosphere that is sympathetic to the rigors of the music curriculum.
PHASES: Politically, Historically, and Socially Engaged Students
The PHASES RLC will engage incoming History and Political Science majors with the local history and politics of the Chattanooga region, transforming college students into active citizens with a stake in their communities and the region. Collaborations with Chattanooga community organizations and boards will enable students to address real problems and help find new solutions. Students in this interdisciplinary LLC will have greater engagement with their major, its faculty, and their department—building deeper relationships at UTC.
Location: Decosimo Apartments
Residential College: College of Arts and Sciences
Contact: Jeremy Bramblett 423-425-4341, Sarah Farnsley 423-425-2170, Stylianos Chatzimanolis 423-425-4236
Process: Submit the Housing application
The Department of Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science (BGE) Living Learning Community (LLC) will focus on introducing students to the interdisciplinary nature of biology, geology, environmental science as each discipline interacts with issues related to sustainability. Students will have the opportunity to interact with BGE faculty and staff in the classroom, in the lab, and in the field. We plan on visiting regional aquariums, museums, natural areas, and zoos. We also plan to have social functions (e.g., ice cream socials, movie nights, etc.) to allow students to interact with each other and with BGE faculty and staff in a less formal setting.
For any residential student who is a declared major in the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies, or undecided residents who wish to explore these majors.
CAS General is a residential learning community sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences. It is designed for students pursuing degrees in the following programs: Art, Chemistry, Physics, Communication, Mathematics, Philosophy, Religion, Psychology, Theatre, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Sociology. CAS General also welcomes undeclared students interested in exploring these majors. With cohort classes, mentoring, and engaging activities, CAS General students will develop a sense of community and acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to transform their passions into careers.
ACE: Academic and Career Exploration
Opportunity to connect with offices outside of the traditional environment to be actively engaged in academic and career exploration.