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Health & Safety


(865)-974-HELP is a referral line developed to help distressed or distressing students reach their academic goals and to help maintain a safe community and learning environment for all students. During work hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.), 974-HELP is answered by a professional staff member or case manager in the Office of the Dean of Students. After hours and on weekends and holidays, it is answered by a mental health professional.

Center for Health Education & Wellness

Engages in prevention and intervention efforts to increase awareness, impact student decision making, and positively influence our university community.

Distressed Student Protocol

Provides a guide for faculty, staff, and students to help distressed or distressing students.

Emergency Blue Light Phones

More than 100 emergency blue light phones are available on campus. To find locations, select the “Safety” layer on the online campus map.

LiveSafe App

UT’s LiveSafe app, available through a free download for Apple or Android devices, provides a safety timer, channels for contacting authorities and loved ones in an emergency, and a reporting feature.

Office of Emergency Management

Provides support, information, training, and resources on campus-wide emergency preparation, including UT Alert, emergency blue light phones and the LiveSafe app.

Student Counseling Center

Offers a full range of individual, group, and couples counseling along with stress management and other psychoeducational workshops. Drop-in appointments are available daily.

Student Health Center

Provides outpatient medical care, physical therapy, x-ray, lab, allergy, and pharmacy services, with specialty clinics in women’s health, surgery, sports medicine, allergy, and travel.

Title IX Response Team 

Creates access to resources for individuals who experience sexual assault or sexual violence.

UT Police Department

Serves campus as an accredited full-service police department that provides enforcement, education, investigation, victim assistance, traffic control, special event security, and crime reporting.