East Tennessee State University is a participant in the Moon Shot for Equity – a public-private partnership dedicated to ensuring that more students complete college degrees, especially those most often left behind – low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

As a Moon Shot partner, ETSU is committed to working together with the community to help more students of color and other historically underserved populations graduate from college.

What does this mean for ETSU?

This commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is not new to ETSU. Engrained in the university’s mission and values statement is the understanding that people come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.

Moon Shot for Equity is another way to help us fulfill mission.

Through the Moon Shot initiative, ETSU will focus on removing systemic barriers for students through 15 best practices that increase access to higher education and ensure long-term student success. We will take a comprehensive look at our campus culture, systems, structures, and processes to integrate equity-minded practices into everything we do.

More information about ETSU’s Moon Shot goals and initiatives is coming soon ...

For more information, contact:


Dr Keith Johnson



Dr. Keith Johnson
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion