To be recognized nationally as a leading innovator in developing the next right things in honors education and global citizenship programs that have the reach to positively impact all ETSU students and partners.
In the Honors College at ETSU we hold a healthy disregard of the impossible. We believe that - when it comes to our students, staff, faculty, and partners - everyone can be a positive agent of change who engages in meaningful and purposeful work for the betterment of their own lives, their communities, and others around the globe. The college, therefore, house impactful curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs that provide one or more entry points for every ETSU student with the goal of transforming lives and elevating communities in northeast Tennessee and beyond. To help demonstrate this goal, we strive to offer unique and powerful educational opportunities that generate remarkable stories, stories our students tell about their experiences at ETSU that inspire feelings of admiration, trust, and enthusiasm in all those who listen to them.
To promote and support ambitious academic objectives for talented and motivated undergraduate students as well as innovative teaching and mentoring by our faculty. In addition, the College sponsors activities, events, and programs designed to enhance the collective cultural and intellectual environment and foster a more global perspective within the university community. Because the Honors College provides programming opportunities that extend beyond the classroom, it is no surprise that our students are competitive with the very best students in the nation for coveted slots in highly selective graduate and professional schools, as well as exciting careers.