What you do outside of the classroom helps prepare you for life after ETSU, so getting involved is an important component to your success as a student. Here are some simple ways every student can get started, followed by some specific offerings for Transfer and Adult students:
- Visit the Student Activites and Organizations webpage for a full list of ways to get involved
- See what's happening with the campus Events Calendar
- Follow ETSU, ETSU New Student and Family Programs, or other office and student groups on social media
- Transfer Advisory Board
- The Transfer Advisory Board is a very diverse group of transfer students who act on behalf of transfer students to advocate for and strengthen the transfer student experience and to raise awareness of issues surrounding this community. This group will meet a few times per semester to discuss issues or brainstorm ways to improve the transfer experience. A new board is created each semester to ensure that we are representing both new and current transfer students. As we begin to create a new board, an email will be sent to students inviting them to complete and application.
- Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society
Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) is a national Honor Society for Adult Students. The Zeta Tau chapter of ASL was organized at ETSU in 1990 to honor Adult Students (enrolled students 23 years and over) who achieve and maintain high scholastic standards while balancing other life responsibilities.
Alpha Sigma Lambda members must participate in two or more volunteer events each semester in order to remain in good standing. University-related service projects includes; serving as Volunteers for ETSU Adult Orientations, Homecoming events, and Honors Convocations just to name a few. In addition to serving as Volunteers for University-related events, Alpha Sigma Lambda members select one community service project each year and donate their time and money to that project. The Children's Hospital of the Johnson City Medical Center, The Appalachian, Ronald McDonald House and the Salvation Army Angel Tree are a few examples of projects that have been selected over the past few years.
- Tau Sigma Honor Society
Tau Sigma was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1999, with Auburn University being the home of the first chapter. At that time, Auburn University was becoming increasingly aware of the significant number of Transfers on campus as well as the University's inability to adequately serve them. Tau Sigma was born out of Auburn University's desire to improve its service, recruiting, and retention of Transfer Students.
Today, over 60 other Universities have established or are currently establishing Tau Sigma chapters in their efforts to improve the services that they provide to their Transfer Student population. Although Tau Sigma is a relatively young organization, many members in all parts of the country have become active at their Universities. Participating in activities on-campus such as recruiting events for prospective Transfer Students, Transfer Student Orientation, community service projects, assisting the Admissions Office with the recruitment of prospective Transfers at Junior Colleges, and participating in intramural sports and socials that allow them opportunities to fellowship with one another and create new friendships.