UTC closing at 3 pm Friday and all day Saturday

UTCALERT UTC closing at 3 pm Friday, January 22, and all day Saturday, January 23. All classes and events cancelled and offices closed. Additional information will be made available regarding on campus services, such as dining services.

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UTC opening at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 21

Due to the threat of icy road conditions, UTC will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 21. Employees should report to where they would normally be at 10 a.m. and faculty members and students should report to classes that would be in progress at 10 a.m. For most students, this means report to the class that would have started at 9:25 a.m. at the opening time of 10 a.m. [...]

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Armed Robbery – Lockmiller

Date:   1/15/16

Incident Number:   16-000319

Location:   Lockmiller Apartments

You are receiving this alert as part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s commitment to providing campus-area crime information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

An armed robbery was reported on January 15th, 2016 on the 700 block of Oak St. in front of Lockmiller 1 Apartments. The suspects are described as 3 black males who fled the scene before police arrival. The suspects were reported to have been armed with semi-automatic pistols, and took various items from the victims.


Date:   11/23/15

Incident Number:   15-007853

Location:   Walker Apartments

You are receiving this alert as part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s commitment to providing campus-area crime information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act
A sexual assault was reported on November 23, 2015 at Walker Apartments.  It is believed that the alleged offender and the victim know each other.  
Sexual Violence is Never the Fault of the Victim. 
We Must Work Together to Keep Our Campus Safe.


Date:   08/24/15

Incident Number:   15-004841

Location:   Stophel Apartments

You are receiving this alert email as part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s commitment to providing campus-area crime information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

A sexual assault was reported on August 24, 2015 that occurred at Stophel Apartments. It is believed that the alleged offender and the victim know each other.

Sexual Violence is Never the Fault of the Victim.
We Must Work Together to Keep Our Campus Safe.

Test of UTC-ALERT System

Incident 15-004844




The University will be testing the UTC-ALERT system on Wednesday, August 26th at 11:55 AM


What is the UTC-ALERT system?


This “multipath” system is used to provide information during emergencies and events which significantly impact campus operations.


How we send information to you depends on the urgency of the situation.  The most urgent information is sent via text messages which are used in only four conditions:


  1. A dangerous event is affecting the campus and you need to take action
  2. Updates to ongoing events
  3. Notices that an event has been resolved and we are returning to normal operations
  4. Events which require the University to make significant changes in our operating schedule, including changes due to snow or other severe weather.


How can I get UTC-ALERT text messages?


Our text messages system is “opt in”.  You have to tell us you want to receive the messages.  If you would like to get the UTC-ALERT text messages you can sign up at https://www.getrave.com/login/utc  .  You will need your UTC-ID to sign up.  While the system is free you should remember that your cell phone carrier will charge any fees they normally charge for you to receive text messages.  If you want to keep your family posted as well you can have the message sent to two additional phone numbers.


If your first language is not English you can also instruct the system to send you the messages in your own language.


If you want more information on the UTC-ALERT system visit us at  http://www.utc.edu/about/taking-precautions/index.php


And for more information on how you can prepare yourself, your family, and your campus to cope with emergencies, visit us at  http://www.utc.edu/safety-risk-management/emergency-preparedness/emergencyprepguide.php


If you have other questions contact us at emergency-management@utc.edu

Burglary – South Campus

28 June 2014


Incident Number 15-003743


Location – South Campus Housing



This morning, the 28th of June, the UTC Police Department were informed of a Burglary from a residence hall on South campus, which occurred between Saturday evening at 9:00pm and Sunday morning at 5:00am. The unoccupied dwelling was entered through an unsecured exterior door on the second floor. Once inside, electronics were taken from the living room (Common area) in the apartment.


It’s hard to know what to do in a crisis, but these simple tips can help you work toward a fast and safe resolution. Staying calm, being smart and putting your safety first are the keys to protecting yourself from being victimized.

Report any suspicious persons or activities (including solicitors) in or near your residence hall to your residence hall staff or the University Police Department at (423) 425-4357. Secure your valuables and engrave expensive items with identifying information. Above all, lock and secure all doors including windows when you are away from the residence.

Another simple step would be to dedicate a digital camera card to photographing the items in your home along with close-ups of every serial number. Usually along with the serial number is a model number as well. Then store the card in an safe place in your home or at your workplace. Should you ever need the serial numbers they are accessible and you are able to give a complete record to police. Oftentimes the serial number or owner applied number is the only thing that helps get your things back.

A recommendation to increase the chances of recovering any stolen property: Etch your driver’s license into your valuable items when it is practical. Your DL number is not going to be a readily identifiable piece of personal information to a crook and there is much less risk using your DL number as opposed to something like your social. Furthermore, using your DL number makes it very easy for Law Enforcement Officials to identify the property if recovered.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the UTC Police Department at (423) 425-4357.


Lt. John Boe

Operations Lieutenant, UTCPD

Emergency Closure of Patten House North Entrance

Date: June 24, 2015


Incident Number: 15-003666


Location: Patten House, Vine Street at Palmetto


Beginning immediately, both the entrance to Lot 18 and the north entrance to Patten house from the Lot 18 side of the building are closed. 


Patten House is one of the oldest and most historic buildings on campus.  Currently it serves as home to both Alumni Services and the University Club and as a meeting space for campus activities.


Some structural problems have been detected with the portico which has always served as the main entrance to this building.


Due to these problems it has become necessary to take several steps to ensure everyone’s safety.


  • We are closing the building entrances on the Lot 18 side of the building.


  • We are blocking off the portico and the area around it.


  • The entrance and exit to lot 18 will also be close.  Lot 18 patrons will be given temporary parking in other locations.


  • We are also canceling, postponing, or relocating events which were scheduled in the building.



Engineers have assessed the building and at this time there are no problems other than the portico entrance.  A decision will be made in the near future as to how to best correct these problems.  In the meantime, please be aware of this change and, for you safety, please avoid this area.



Jim Pulliam


UT Chattanooga

Office of Safety & Risk Management

615 McCallie Avenue

Chattanooga, TN 37403

P – 423-425-5209

F – 423-425-2176

HEAT ALERT -Use Caution

Date  16 June 2015

Incident Number 15-003546

Location Campus Wide


Did you know that heat kills more people than any other weather related event?


Heat kills more people every year than tornados or snow storms.


The National Weather Service is projecting the heat index to top 100 degrees today and, if the forecast holds, it will increase to near 105 over the next two days. The heat index takes into account both temperature and humidity. It is especially important since high humidity prevents the evaporation which allows your body to cool.


These safety tips will help you protect yourself from this killer.


  • Stay indoors as much as possible in an air conditioned room.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and ALWAYS were a hat
  • Plan your day to do your most strenuous work during the coolest parts of the day
  • Take plenty of breaks
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine, sugar, and alcohol.
  • Wear light weight, loose fitting, light colored clothing.
  • If you are going to be out, wear sun screen
  • And NEVER leave pets or children in the car even for a short time.



For more information on summer heat safety please visit us at https://blog.utc.edu/safety-risk-management/2015/05/05/summer-fun-here-we-come/

Burglary from Decosimo Apartments

Date:   05/27/15

Incident Number:   15-003178

Location:   Decosimo Apartments

This morning, the 27th of May, the UTC Police Department were informed of a Burglary from a residence hall on South campus which occurred between Tuesday night at 11:30 p.m. and Wednesday morning at 6:45 a.m..  The occupied dwelling was forcibly entered by removing a window security screen and breaking and entering through an exterior window into the residence.  Once inside, electronics were taken from the living room area in the apartment.