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Office of Student Success

ETSU's BEST - Bucs Empowering the Students of Tomorrow
  • Group picture with the Johnson City Boys and Girls Club staff members
  • Having fun with the kids
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Having a productive conversation
  • BEST students during mentor's interest meeting
  • BEST students working at the Johnson City animal shelter thrift store
  • BEST students in a pool match
  • Carshonda playing pool with kids
  • Getting ready for community service
  • Group picture at the Johnson City animal shelter thrift store
  • Four square game with the kids

Transformative learning can be invigorating, inspiring, and fulfilling.  It can also be scary, difficult, and grueling.  However, your learning experience accompanies a network of support from Peer Mentors, Faculty/Staff and Alumni Mentors, and the ETSU community.  You will charter your intellectual and creative works with intentionality, skill, and care to appropriate your priorities; to conduct yourself with genuineness and principle; to gain confidence and sense of voice in your scholarships; to experience and feel the enlivened and engaged college life; and to seek a sense life of meaning and purpose.

The BEST Mentoring Program provides learning skills consultations, active learning sessions, workshops and dialogue, peer study sessions, student success strategies, and self-help resources on online and in person.  The program has components designed to empower underrepresented students to set out on an excellence journey.  BEST support services are focused on students’ efforts to become a developmental, strength-based person in your educational endeavor. This is ETSU’s and BEST’s commitment to you.  To realize your potentials and achieve a transformative knowledge, BEST has services guided by a “whole person” approach and acknowledge the interrelationships among the personal, social, and intellectual aspects of university experience.  BEST Mentoring Program leads to a seamless transition, experiences a transformative active learning and assists to develop a portfolio that will put you into the brightest future possible.



Now accepting Mentors/Mentees application for this academic year Click on "Forms" to apply!




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