The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus community is invited to join two SGA “Safety Walk” events on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Students with UTC SGA, University administration and campus and city safety officials will participate in the outings, one at 12 noon, the second at 8 p.m. Both begin in the University Center Raccoon Mountain Room, where participants are asked to gather for a background briefing before setting out on foot. Both groups of participants will return to the UC Raccoon Mountain Room to share feedback and get information on next steps toward resolving any problems discovered.
The noon group is expected to take an extensive walking tour of campus. Participants will be encouraged to share any concerns with pedestrian and street safety, or about any potential for making the use of campus streets and outdoor areas safer.
The 8 p.m. group is expected to focus more on the periphery of campus and adjacent areas. To more safely traverse these areas and avoid potential walking hazards given that this group begins well after sundown, participants will be transported via golf carts.
Both outings are expected to take 45 minutes to one hour, at most. Whether surface hazards, intersections without cross walks, exterior lighting needs or another area for suggestions, participants will be encouraged to share their observations and thoughts on safety enhancements.
UTC has organized at least one Safety Walk event yearly for more than a decade, including before, during and since the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuesday’s day and evening options make up the second Safety Walk event of 2022, with a previous event in March.
Regardless of whether a member of campus community is able to participate in a Safety Walk event, feedback or concerns about campus safety are welcome anytime and can be communicated by clicking on the “Report Unsafe Condition” link on the UTC Safety and Risk Management website.
Students may share concerns anytime via the online Student Complaint Process.
For more information, email UTC Associate Dean of Students Brett Fuchs: firstname.lastname@example.org