The Mary V. Jordan Multicultural Center Diversity Scholars Society honors students who come from across the country and globe with diverse identities, unique experiences and transformative challenges. The students strive for excellence and memorable university experiences where they can achieve academic excellence, civic engagements, servant leadership, and their humanness.
Since their first day on campus, these elite diverse undergraduate students actively engaged the campus through multicultural programs and student organizations, in the classroom, research and community services. Recognizing the diversity within the community and affirming the educational values and opportunities of an inclusive liberal arts education, the Mary V. Jordan Multicultural Center Diversity Scholars Society honors these distinct students during the Multicultural Graduation Celebration.
The students exemplify the Buccaneers’ values and aspire to be a transformative agent on the campus to enrich the community. Their diverse backgrounds, points of views, and humanness embody ETSU’s mission and value and enhance its endeavor to develop a student-centered learning environment where students exceed their potentials. It is befitting to commence their new endeavors upon their graduation with a special recognition, a Multicultural stole and a medallion to wear during Commencement. The Mary V. Jordan Multicultural Center also has the honor to induct these inaugural group of students into the Mary V. Jordan Multicultural Center Diversity Scholars Society.
Honorees must be undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds must:
- be a graduating Senior in their last semester,
- complete successfully at least a semester prior graduating with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and
- be a recipient of Mary V. Jordan Multicultural Center Diversity Scholar one or more times as an undergraduate student.
- be a live-long learner, inspirational, carry their alma mater with pride and live the Buccaneer’s values.