The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) offers a number of outreach opportunities intended to educate the campus community regarding the mission and purpose of SCCS. Students, student organizations, faculty, and staff are encouraged to request presentations on the following topics: the Student Code of Conduct, VolsREACH, VolsREACH 2.0, Academic Integrity Matters, and Hazing Edu. SCCS can also provide any of the Educational Sanctions listed here as a program to individual students, student organizations or as a presentation.
Code of Conduct
The Student Code of Conduct at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has recently undergone significant changes. Staff from SCCS will provide important information highlighting the changes to the Code and their impact on students, student organizations, and campus partners.
VolsREACH is an interactive class taught by SCCS. Integrity is important at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Students represent UT wherever they are. VolsREACH focuses on how Respect, Ethics, Action, Civility, and Honesty (R.E.A.C.H.) impact daily decision making and the entire community.
VolsREACH 2.0 is an interactive class facilitated by SCCS and specifically designed for student organizations. This presentation focuses on how Respect, Ethics, Action, Civility, and Honesty (R.E.A.C.H.) impact daily decision making. Participants identify and discuss their individual values, those of their organization, and compare them with the values of the University. Participants will explore ways that their behaviors impact the individual, their organization, and the UTK community as a whole. This class uses ethical standards and moral reasoning to help student organization members make better individual and collective decision in the future.
Academic Integrity Matters (AIM)
AIM discusses the University’s expectations surrounding academic integrity, and actions that constitute academic dishonesty. Specific examples of academic dishonesty and strategies to avoid them are provided.
Hazing presents an immense and immediate threat to campus communities and may be found in all types of organizations. Hazing EDU is an interactive two hour workshop taught by SCCS with facilitated conversations designed for student organizations. Participants are encouraged to think critically about the culture of their organization and analyze organizational activities to determine whether or not they are hazing. This workshop discusses what type of behaviors constitute hazing, the negative effects of hazing, and how to prevent hazing. Participants are taught not only to identify hazing, but also to understand why an activity is hazing. Additionally, participants are taught how to re-work current activities to create meaningful experiences that do not constitute hazing by realigning activities to create a healthy organization atmosphere.