The student conduct process resolves allegations of misconduct but also is an educational process designed to promote learning and development as it relates to appropriate decision making.
The educational programs listed below may be issued as a sanction, but these programs can also be requested proactively by a student or organization.
To request an educational program, please email email@example.com.
A.I.S is a Canvas course designed to help students understand the consequences of academic misconduct, learn from their own experiences, and find resources to avoid academic misconduct in the future. This course uses an educational approach to teach students about citing sources, time management, and other academic topics for their academic success.
The Alcohol Education Program (AEP) is a prevention and intervention Canvas course facilitated by the Center for Health Education and Wellness. AEP is generally required for students who have violated the Code of Conduct for an alcohol incident. The Canvas course provides an educational foundation for students regarding alcohol use, reviewing topics such as the alcohol expectancy theory and polysubstance use. The purpose is to engage our students in a discussion about alcohol use, encourage a harm reduction model, provide safety information, and provide resources.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a brief intervention program for students who have violated the alcohol policy at the University of Tennessee and meet criteria for being at higher risk. The Center for Health Education and Wellness staff conducts BASICS in two one-on-one meetings with students. Motivational Interviewing techniques are the foundation for BASICS to meet students where they are to elicit change. The purpose of these meetings is to assess current pattern of use, engage students in a dialogue about their use, and provide resources.
Cannabis Screening and Intervention (CSI) is a brief intervention program for students who have violated the drug policy at the University of Tennessee and meet criteria for being at higher risk. The Center for Health Education and Wellness staff conducts CSI in two one-on-one meetings with students. Motivational Interviewing techniques are the foundation for CSI to meet students where they are to elicit change. The purpose of these meetings is to assess current pattern of use, engage students in a dialogue about their use, and provide resources.
Conflict Styles Assessment is an online assessment assigned to students to help them understand their individual conflict styles. Conflict style represents our inclination, or natural tendency, when faced with a situation involving conflict. Knowing the five main conflict styles can help students understand the choices we have for managing conflict. And knowing our own conflict style can help students identify how they might want to approach conflict differently––how they might better manage it, depending on the nature of their relationship with the person with whom they are experiencing conflict, the amount of time they have to manage the conflict, and the importance of the issue to them. There is a time and a place to use each style and each style has its advantages and limitations. By being aware of their own conflict style and being able to identify the style of the person with whom they are in conflict, students can better pursue a mutually agreeable outcome for all parties involved.
The Drug Education Program is a prevention and intervention Canvas course facilitated by the Center for Health Education and Wellness. DEP is generally required for students who have violated the Code of Conduct for a drug incident. The purpose of this program is to engage our students in a discussion about drug use, provide safety information, and provide resources.
Finding Common Ground is an online empathy training course in Canvas. This program is intended to help students understand and increase empathy toward themselves and others, especially toward those who are different from oneself. Empathy is expressed outwardly through both word and action, but it is also personal. The goal of this course is to provide students with practical information about empathy – what students do with that information is completely their choice.
The Fire Safety course is a one hour class taught by University Housing for students found in violation of the university’s fire safety policy. Students reflect on their decision making process and the factors that motivated them in the moment of violation. They also learn how their decisions impact those around them and develop a plan for future decision making. University policy is identified and examples of fire safety violations 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 developed 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.
The Survival Guide to Stress is a workbook that provides important and helpful information regarding stress and common sources of stress for college students. There are four activities that must be completed within the workbook. The Survival Guide to Stress workbook can be accessed via the Center for Health Education and Wellness by clicking here.
Vols ACT is an online bystander intervention training course in Canvas that was created by the Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW). This training is designed to help students recognize situations where intervention is needed, and equip them with the skills and strategies to do so. Sometimes, small behaviors and beliefs, intentional or not, can be hurtful and can add up to big behaviors and harm. Campus should be a place where everyone feels safe and respected and when we intervene in small ways, we can prevent all levels of harm. The goal of this course is to help members of the UTK community to feel equipped to intervene when someone is at risk of being harmed.
VolsGrow is a Canvas course created by SCCS to help students develop and restore dignity in themselves and their relationships. VolsGrow was developed with the guidance of Dr. Donna Hicks, an expert in the field of dignity. VolsGrow focuses on helping teach students about the importance of dignity, making them aware of the role it plays in their everyday lives.
VolsREACH is a 90 minute interactive class taught by SCCS. Students are often sanctioned to VolsREACH to when their behavior included poor ethical decision making and judgement. 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 a 90 minute 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.