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Tennessee School for the Deaf campus is a secure facility with controlled access and a 24-hour guard. TGA cottages featured a separate entry system similar to what you would find on any college campus, ensuring that only those who needed access to the cottages had access.

In addition, members of the University of Tennessee Police Department are fully trained and oriented to the TGA campus area and were available to respond immediately should a need arise.

Medical care for TGA students was provided at the infirmary on the Tennessee School for the Deaf campus and when needed by the Student Health Services Clinic at the University of Tennessee or local hospitals. In addition, students had access to the UT Counseling Center at no charge should psychological issues need to be addressed.


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