The Honors College houses five unique honors programs - Bert C. Bach Fine & Performing Arts, Changemaker*, Early Assurance**, Global Citizen*, and Honors-In-Discipline Programs - each one developed to provide a strong balance of curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities and experiences, each one suited to serve the personal, academic, and professional needs of its students, and each one geared to transform lives and elevate communities in Northeast Tennessee and beyond. The Honors College offers unique and powerful educational opportunities that generate remarkable stories and feelings of admiration, trust, and enthusiasm in all those who listen to them.
The Honors College also oversees and promotes Educational Abroad opportunities for ETSU students and faculty and supports International Students at ETSU.
- The ETSU Global Year Program will debut in 2022-23 with curricular and community engagement activities focused on South Korea.
- A new education abroad agreement with Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, affords ETSU faculty and staff opportunities to teach and learn in an early 19th-century manor house operated by the University of Evansville.
Additionally, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities connects students with faculty mentors who help students conduct original research or creative projects. Undergraduate research is increasingly important in helping students become more competitive for careers as well as graduate school and professional school admissions.
A new resource, the Office of Scholar Development, was created to help students find and apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. The office works with students at ETSU in all majors and degree programs and provides guidance on becoming a more competitive applicant for a broad range of opportunities. ETSU and the Office of Scholar Development are supporting several awards in 2020-2021:
David M. Boren Awards for International Study
- Critical Language Scholarship Program
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships
- Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships
- Harry S. Truman Scholarship
- Institute for Responsible Citizenship Washington Program
- Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarships
*Beginning Fall 2021, Changemaker Scholars replaces Presidential Honors Community
Service Scholars and Global Citizen Scholars replaces
University Honors Scholars.
**Our newest scholar program in collaboration with the Quillen College of Medicine. The program will welcome our first cohort to ETSU in Fall 2022 and see them enter the Quillen College of Medicine in Summer 2026.