The purpose of SILENT BUCS is to address specific issues related to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Three of our primary objectives are: working towards improving communication between the deaf and hard of hearing community and the university; encouraging those who are deaf and hard of hearing to reach their goals by providing a thorough support system; and working with individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing within the community. Dues for members are $5.00 per calendar year and five (5) hours of volunteer work for the organization. Some of the events that SILENT BUCS has participated in are: Kingsport FunFest, Christmas Carols at local schools, Winter Cruise at ETSU, Preview Sidewalk Sale at ETSU, Deaf Awareness Week and Disability Awareness Month activities at ETSU, ETSU Homecoming Proclamation Ceremonies, bake sales and various other campus related events.
SILENT BUCS usually meets weekly during the semester in the Disability Services conference room on the Third Floor of the D.P. Culp University Center. For more information, visit the SILENT BUCS web page.