Health Education & Wellness


Campus Resources

Alcohol Education Program – is a free program offered by the Center for Health Education & Wellness that educates students about the potential dangers of alcohol use and abuse.

Student Counseling Center – is the university’s primary facility for personal counseling, psycho-therapy, and psychological outreach and consultation services. The Student Counseling Center’s mission is to promote the psychological, educational, and social well-being of the students of the University of Tennessee and to help prepare them to be productive members of society.

eCHECKUP TO GO – Alcohol – is a brief self-assessment tool available for use by students to examine their own alcohol use. eCheck-Up provides immediate personalized feedback about individual drinking patterns, specific health and personal consequences, unique personal and family risk factors and campus and community support and emergency services. Answers are CONFIDENTIAL. No name is attached to the form and no personally identifiable information from this survey will be stored.

 eCHECKUP TO GO – Marijuana –  is a brief assessment and feedback tool designed to educate college students about marijuana use. eCheck-Up provides immediate personalized feedback about individual responses and compares them to national and local college norms Answers are CONFIDENTIAL. No name is attached to the form and no personally identifiable information from this survey will be stored.

New Students & Family Programs (NSFP) – provides orientation programming, educational and leadership development opportunities, and Welcome Week events to support students’ academic, social, cultural, and personal development.

Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards – is concerned with the individual rights and responsibilities of students. Staff members serve as advisors to the student judicial system and, when necessary, initiate appropriate disciplinary proceedings.

Student Health Center – provides outpatient medical care for all currently enrolled students who have paid their full university programs and service fee. Physicians are seen by appointment, though patients with urgent problems are seen on a walk-in basis. A staff psychiatrist and psychologist are available through appointment.

University of Tennessee Police Department (UTPD) – provides basic police services to Tennessee’s largest university through a variety of tasks which include: investigation of criminal activity, apprehension of criminals, accident and fire response, traffic enforcement, money transports and security for special events.


Community Resources

Blount Memorial Behavioral Health – provides adults with treatment and counseling needed to meet individuals specific behavioral health needs. Voluntary inpatient and outpatient treatment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the Blount Memorial Emotional Health and Recovery Center located on the hospital’s main campus in Maryville, Tennessee. Day and evening outpatient counseling appointments are available at the Blount Memorial Counseling locations in Maryville and Vonore.

Cherokee Health Systems -Offers alcohol and drug use programs including individual and group therapy as well as Intensive Outpatient Programs and crisis intervention throughout the East Tennessee area.

Cornerstone of Recovery – provides treatment to individuals and their families to address chemical abuse and addiction. Cornerstone provides residential, inpatient, and outpatient treatment for adults.

Helen Ross McNabb – provides crisis services and adult mental health services in the greater Knoxville area. Services include, but are not limited to, mobile crisis, sexual assault center, adult integrated services, and crisis stabilization. Center Pointe, a program by Helen Ross McNabb, offers medical detox and residential treatment.

The Metropolitan Drug Commission (MDC) – is a non-profit organization that serves as the drug abuse prevention, professional training and public awareness arm of Knoxville and Knox County.

Peninsula – a division of Parkwest Medical Center which provides both inpatient and outpatient services for mental health and chemical dependency.

Mobile Crisis – serves the community by providing immediate emergency mental health evaluations and referrals.

Ridgeview – Offers inpatient and crisis stabilization for substance abuse disorders and outpatient substance abuse treatment located in Anderson County.

Tennova Behavioral Health Services – provides inpatient and outpatient programs for adults with mental health, alcohol, or drug dependencies.


Online Resources – Changing the Culture – is a resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

Higher Education Case Management Association (HECMA) – is the founding national organization for professionals providing case management services within the post-secondary education environment.  HECMA keeps members current on resources, promotes best practices, develops research, and works toward the advancement of higher education case management standards.

The Higher Education Center – helps campuses and communities address problems of alcohol, other drugs, and violence by identifying effective strategies and programs based upon the best prevention science.

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) – provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems through research coordination, collaboration and dissemination of research findings.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) – is a searchable online registry of more than 230 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention and mental health and substance abuse treatment. NREPP connects members of the public to intervention developers in order to learn how to implement these approaches in their communities.

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