ETSU's BEST is committed to facilitating the academic and social transition of incoming first-year underrepresented students. The program empowers students to pursue their academic, professional, social, and personal goals. Mentors in the program provide student support and guidance to increase the students' success and increase engagement with the ETSU community.


ETSU's BEST fosters, broadens, and executes its mission through the following building blocks:

  • Personal Achievement - through seamless academic and extracurricular transition.
  • Interpersonal Integrity - through community and service projects participation.
  • Organizational Engagement - through internship and organizational leadership seminars.
  • Career/Graduate School Endeavor - through campus leadership role, networking workshops and e-portfolio.