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Resources for Faculty and Staff

Distressed Student Hotline

If you are concerned or worried for a student, observe a behavior that makes you uncomfortable, or you feel like a student may harm themselves or others, 865-974-HELP is where you can call for support. The goal of 865-974-HELP is to provide help and support to all students, enabling them to succeed and thrive while at UT.

Learn more about how to identify struggling students

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Don’t Cancel Class

Rather than canceling class, faculty can request one of more than 20 available workshops or trainings to be presented during class time.

Learn more about this Division of Student Life initiative

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Staff Engagement and Development Committee

The Division of Student Life Staff Engagement and Development Committee (SEDC) is charged by the vice chancellor for student life with providing professional development, recognition, and social engagement opportunities for staff.

The committee is responsible for planning and executing a variety of developmental programs each semester, including

  • Educational programs related to our work in student life or higher education
  • A social program and team celebration with the goal of developing team unity and spirit
  • A community service program with the goal of providing an opportunity to have staff involved with local service

Contact Melissa Goldberg ( or Brad Beggs ( for more information.

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Student Life Awards

This event recognizes students, staff, and faculty for their commitment and contribution to the campus community.

Learn more and nominate someone

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