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Employee Benefits

Office of Human Resources

Employee Discounts and Perks

Qualifying ETSU employees and family members enjoy a variety of discounts for services, merchandise and travel. Listed below are some of the discounts offered to ETSU and state employees.

Note: ETSU does not evaluate these discounts and is not responsible for content and availability. Discounts are subject to change or cancellation without notice, please contact each business directly for more information.

Tennessee Board of Regents Discounts

ETSU employees are eligible for Tennessee Board of Regent discounts. Visit the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Employee Discounts website for more information.

Software and Computer Discounts

ETSU faculty and staff may order software for personal use from the Faculty and Staff tab on the Hub.

For information about purchasing computers for personal use, visit the Dell University store or the Apple Education store.

Tennessee State ParksTennessee State Parks

ETSU employees and retirees receive discounts for lodging and golf at Tennessee State Parks as well as a 15% discount off retail prices at gift shops & golf shops.

Inn Rooms, Cabins, Campsites

Discounts do not apply to business travel. Current state ID or verification of retirement will be required at check-in. Check availability and make payments using the online reservation system.

April 1 - October 31: 25% discount
November 1 - March 31: 50% discount

PerksConnect logo

PerksConnect is a discount saving program for ETSU employees, retirees and their families. The Perks Network not only offers discounts at businesses local to ETSU, but nationwide. Use your membership for dicounts on gift cards or event tickets. Signing up is as simple as:


Visit and click ‘Activate your account now’.


Enter the group code (ETSU18).


Complete the form and pick your user name and password.


Smart Cuts Grand Opening Special (Offer extended to April 30!)

Use the Refer a Merchant link on your home page to send Perks information about a business you would like see added to the network (subject to merchant agreement).

For businesses interested in offering an ETSU discount, please contact PerksConnect directly as all discounts made available to our employees will be handled solely through the Perks website. For information on providing discounts as part of the ETSU PerksConnect program, please contact:

Nicholas Carlozzi
Corporate Relations Director | PerksConnect an Augeo company
5018 Expressway Drive South – Suite 201, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Toll Free: 800-727-3757 x5153 | Office: 631-930-5153 | Fax: 631-913-1981

ID Buc$

The ETSU ID BUC$ account features a declining balance program that can be used for purchases on campus and at participating off-campus merchants. All faculty and staff are eligible to participate in the ID BUC$ Program and may sign-up for payroll deduction to add money to their ID BUC$ account. For more information, visit the ID Bucs$ webpage.

On-Campus Dining

ETSU Libraries

ETSU faculty, staff and retirees have borrowing privileges, including interlibrary loans, through the university libraries. Visit the Sherrod Library Faculty and Staff webpage or the Medical Library website for information on resources and services available to ETSU employees.

ETSU Bookstore

ETSU employees receive a discount of 10% on textbooks purchased for personal use and 20% on other merchandise excluding adopted textbooks, special orders, sale books, class and alumni rings, computer software, computer hardware, periodicals, discounted merchandise, stamps, and health and beauty aids. Visit the campus location or shop online at ShopETSU.

Credit Union

Financial Fitness Made Easy - Services that will meet all your financial needs. Tennessee Teachers Credit Union is the 5th largest credit union in Tennessee. TTCU serves 30,000 members at 13 branches and has assets of over $203 million. Anyone who is employed in the field of education, active or retired, in Tennessee is eligible to apply for membership. Just keep $25 in your savings account and use TTCU's services. For more information, visit or call 423-439-4423 (ETSU campus location) or 423-915-0222 (Sunset Drive location).

Home Mortgage Assistance

Recognizing that housing is important in the lives of our employees, ETSU has partnered with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to provide an Employee Assisted Housing (EAH) Program.  Through the EAH program our employees will be provided with educational information on the home buying process and home buyer education counseling programs.  Additionally, ETSU employees are eligible for affordable mortgage products and down payment and closing cost assistance as a result of our participation in the TDHA program.  If you are interested in learning more about the EAH program, please visit this website:

In addition, Homebuyer Education Workshops are offered by Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation. Visit their web site at for a schedule of workshops in this area. 

Contact information:
Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation

221 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601

Tel. 423.232.5097     Fax 423.926.003

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