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Language and Culture Resource Center

College of Arts & Sciences

Mission/Vision/History

Mission Vision History

Welcome to the Language and Culture Resource Center (LCRC)!

The goal of the LCRC is to be a reference inside and outside of ETSU for translation and interpretation services, while also creating paths across different languages and cultures, helping to close the gap between individuals with different stories, backgrounds, and cultures. We are also a safe place where everyone will feel welcome while coming to learn more about cultures and ethnicities around the world. These cultures will be celebrated through events throughout the academic year. Expect announcements about our new series of lectures, "Cultural Dialogues," and a movie series coming soon. Have a great academic year!

- Felipe Fiuza, Director of the LCRC


LCRC Mission Statement

  • To increase the awareness and understanding of diversity by involving the university faculty and students in hands-on, community-based learning experiences, and

  • To bring together people from every age and background, to share our cultural strengths and our humanity through research and outreach programs as we work toward the acculturation of the local non-English speaking communities.


LCRC Vision

To expand community partnerships and to bridge boundaries between the non-English-speaking and English-speaking communities in East Tennessee.


The Language and Culture Resource Center embraces and shares the ETSU Vision and ETSU Values.

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.

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