Overview

Since early 2019, the University of Tennessee System Office of Academic Affairs and Student Success has engaged UT campus leadership in discussions about student mental health and well-being. This web page provides current information about strategic efforts across the System to address ongoing challenges with student mental health as well as resources to benefit UT faculty and staff who are seeking to increase their knowledge through training. Information will be updated as needed.


UT System Resources

 

2019 Academic and Student Affairs Summit

The theme of the 2019 Academic and Student Affairs Summit was Building a Unified and Supportive Mental Health Culture. Review the Summit Toolkit and event materials.

 

2020 Academic and Student Affairs Summit

Jordan Owens, a statewide training specialist with the Tennessee Sexual Assault Center, and Kayce Matthews, director of the Tennessee Coalition for Healthy and Safe Campus Communities (CHASCo) presented a session entitled Compassion Fatigue: Assessing the Well-being of our Faculty and Staff During COVID. View the presentation and access resources that were shared during the session.

 

OneUT Mental Health Task Force

The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury submitted a Performance Audit to the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees in December 2019 that contained a detailed review of mental health services across the UT System. In response to the Performance Audit, and under the direction of President Randy Boyd, the Office of AA&SS established the OneUT Mental Health Task Force in March 2020, a group of mental health professionals and student affairs representatives from across the system charged with addressing the recommendations outlined in the report that pertain to mental health services. Read the Task Force report.

 

Connect to Mental Health and Wellness Resources at UT

UT Chattanooga: Center for Student Wellbeing; Student Counseling Center

UT Health Science Center: Student Academic Support Services & Inclusion; Student Mental & Behavioral Health

UT Knoxville: Center for Health Education & Wellness; Student Counseling Center

UT Martin: Student Health & Counseling Services

 

Other Free Resources and Trainings

 

Upcoming Events