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Student Access & Success Programs

Request a Mentor

Bucs Empowering Scholars for Tomorrow, a component of the Multicultural Center Student Access and Success support services, provides incoming first-time freshmen underrepresented students a smooth transition to university life and become successful at ETSU and beyond.             

The program also provides returning underrepresented students with a structured approach to develop meaningful experiences that will help you succeed. Partnering with a Peer Mentor who is willing to assist you to achieve your goals will foster effective learning and academic success.

To take advantage of positive relationship during your academic journey, complete the application below.


  • Incoming first-year or returning underrepresented students at ETSU
  • Desire to work with either an upper-class student or faculty/staff Mentor


  • Complete online application
  • Meet face-to-face with Peer Mentor twice per month each semester
  • Contact Peer Mentor at least once every week via phone call or an email
  • Attend tutoring sessions at least once a week at Trio: Student Support Services
  • Document all contacts with mentor on the Mentee Forms to help you track your progress
  • Attend meetings with the Mentor Coordinator twice a month
  • Submit Meeting Summary Forms immediately after the meeting on line
  • Attend all community services and Workshops
  • Attend all BEST Roundtable on special topics 
  • Attend Dish It Up and End of the Year Celebration
  • Attend all important dates below

Mandatory Important Dates

  1. Application Deadline: Sunday, August 20th
  2. Orientation day for all Mentees: Sunday, August 26 at 2:00 pm
  3. Welcome BEST Bash with Faculty and Staff Mentors: Sunday, August 26th 3:00 pm
  4. Scholar Mentees Roundtables: September 24th and November 29th at 4:30 pm
  5. Dish It Up: October 22nd at 5:00 pm
  6. Workshops: September 5th and 19th; October 3rd and 24th; and November 7th and 28th
  7. Community Service Days: September 10th, October 8th and 29th, and November 19th 3:30 pm
  8. End of the Year Celebration: Wednesday, November 27th at 5:00 pm

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