East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

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  • ETSU Mis­sion and State­ment of Purpose

    East Ten­nessee State Uni­ver­sity pre­pares stu­dents to become pro­duc­tive, enlight­ened cit­i­zens who actively serve their com­mu­ni­ties and our world. Edu­ca­tion is the university’s fore­most goal. ETSU pro­vides out­stand­ing pro­grams of study, enhanced access to edu­ca­tion, dis­tinc­tive edu­ca­tion and research oppor­tu­ni­ties, and a vari­ety of dis­tance edu­ca­tion offer­ings to attract stu­dents from around the region and the world.

    ETSU affirms that a diverse pop­u­la­tion is nec­es­sary for the intel­lec­tual, social, eco­nomic, and pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment of our cam­pus and regional com­mu­ni­ties. Inno­va­tion and inte­gra­tion of edu­ca­tional pro­grams, oppor­tu­ni­ties and schol­arly activ­i­ties enable ETSU to enrich the cul­tural and intel­lec­tual envi­ron­ment, advance eco­nomic devel­op­ment, and increase the level of edu­ca­tional attain­ment of our com­mu­nity and region.

    Inno­va­tion is advanced through entre­pre­neur­ial ini­tia­tives, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary col­lab­o­ra­tion, and com­mu­nity and inter­na­tional part­ner­ships. The research mis­sion of ETSU advances schol­arly and cre­ative activ­ity that enhances the teach­ing and learn­ing envi­ron­ment and ben­e­fits the regional, national, and global com­mu­ni­ties we serve.

    ETSU awards degrees in over one hun­dred bac­calau­re­ate, mas­ters and doc­toral pro­grams, includ­ing dis­tinc­tive inter­dis­ci­pli­nary pro­grams. The uni­ver­sity pro­vides strong, com­pre­hen­sive edu­ca­tional, research, and ser­vice pro­grams in the health sci­ences that advance the health and well­ness of peo­ple through­out Ten­nessee and South­ern Appalachia and of rural pop­u­la­tions around the world.

    ETSU affirms the value of a lib­eral edu­ca­tion and life-​long learn­ing by pro­vid­ing broadly enrich­ing expe­ri­ences through oppor­tu­ni­ties such as hon­ors edu­ca­tion, stu­dent research and cre­ative activ­i­ties, inter­na­tional study, com­mu­nity ser­vice, intern­ships, and pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment. ETSU also affirms the impor­tance of a total col­lege expe­ri­ence by offer­ing a rich cam­pus life of cul­tural and artis­tic pro­grams, diverse stu­dent activ­i­ties, a vari­ety of res­i­den­tial oppor­tu­ni­ties, and out­stand­ing recre­ational and inter­col­le­giate ath­letic programs.

    ETSU Vision

    To become the best regional uni­ver­sity in the nation.

    ETSU Val­ues

    ETSU pur­sues its mis­sion through a student-​centered com­mu­nity of learn­ing reflect­ing high stan­dards and pro­mot­ing a bal­ance of lib­eral arts and pro­fes­sional prepa­ra­tion, con­tin­u­ous improve­ment, and based on core val­ues where:

    • Peo­ple come first, are treated with dig­nity and respect, and are encour­aged to achieve their full potential;
    • Rela­tion­ships are built on hon­esty, integrity, and trust;
    • Diver­sity of peo­ple and thought is respected;
    • Excel­lence is achieved through team­work, lead­er­ship, cre­ativ­ity, and a strong work ethic;
    • Effi­ciency is achieved through wise use of human and finan­cial resources; and
    • Com­mit­ment to intel­lec­tual achieve­ment is embraced.


    Website etsu.edu
    Phone +1.423.439-1000

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