The ETSU Cheer Team has a reputation of excellence both in their athletic talents and in their academic endeavors. The primary responsibility is promoting an atmosphere of enthusiasm and excitement at Buccaneer football games as well as men's and women’s home basketball games. The squad is also seen as an ambassador for the university amongst the community. The cheerleaders are supported by the ETSU conditioning coach and athletic training staff.
The ETSU Dance Team was reintroduced in 2009 after over 10 years of the program’s absence. ETSU prides itself in the dance team's return and progress made in such a short period of time. The dance team participates in both the men's and women’s basketball home games and selected away games.
The primary responsibilities are cheering sidelines, choreographed timeouts, and performing highly skilled routines at half-time. The dance team also participates in numerous community service projects to better connect ETSU Athletics with the local community.