The goal of this office is to promote the continuous improvement of Undergraduate Advisement at ETSU. This office serves as a referral source for students and as a resource for academic advisors, faculty and staff.
Mission Statement: The mission of academic advisement at ETSU is to provide an inclusive and equitable student experience that promotes intellectual inquiry. Academic advisement involves collaborative partnerships among students, advisors, faculty, family, and the university community. These supportive and relationship-based partnerships empower students to think critically and take ownership of their educational and personal goals. Advisors guide students toward undergraduate degree completion through transparent dialogue about exploring major and career choices, connecting to campus and community resources, and developing sustainable skills that prepare them for a life of learning in a diverse and global society.
Vision Statement: To provide a comprehensive, holistic academic advisement process that guides and supports students through their undergraduate education.
Values: The values and best practices guiding our work include inclusivity, equity, transparency, integrity, empowerment, active listening, and establishing effective and meaningful working relationships with students and our institutional and community partners.
Diversity Statement: The ETSU academic advisement community recognizes the barriers faced by traditionally marginalized students in academic settings. We are thus committed to respecting and valuing the diversity of our students by promoting equitable access to educational resources and advocating for inclusive practices and policies. Advisors will help all students realize their academic potential with conscientious consideration of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, age, cultural identity, religion, nationality, indigeneity, socio-economic, military-affiliated or veteran status, and all other ways of self-identifying.