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 ZetaTau chapter of ASL was organized at ETSU in 1990 to honor Adult Students (enrolledStudents 23 years and over) who achieve and maintain high scholastic standards whilebalancing other life responsibilities.
The Adult, Commuter & Transfer Services (A.C.T.S.) begins a computerized selectionprocess for membership in the Zeta Tau chapter during each spring semester. In orderto qualify for membership, Students must have at least a 3.2 GPA and have earned 24semester hours at ETSU and at least 12 credit hours of liberal arts and science courses.
Alpha Sigma Lambda members must participate in two or more volunteer events each semesterin order to remain in good standing. University-related service projects includeserving 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 donatetheir time and monies to that project. The Children's Hospital of the Johnson CityMedical Center and the Appalachian Ronald McDonald House and the Salvation Army AngelTree are a few examples are two examples of projects that have been selected overthe past few years.
- Tau Sigma Honor Society
Tau Sigma was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1999, with Auburn Universitybeing the home of the first chapter. At that time, Auburn University was becomingincreasingly aware of the significant number of Transfers on campus as well as theUniversity's inability to adequately serve them. Tau Sigma was born out of AuburnUniversity's desire to improve its service to and recruiting and retention of TransferStudents.
Today, over 60 other Universities have established or are currently establishing TauSigma chapters in their efforts to improve the services that they provide to theirTransfer 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 such activities as on-campus recruiting events for prospective TransferStudents, Transfer Student orientation, community service projects, assisting theAdmissions Office with the recruitment of prospective Transfers at Junior Colleges,and participating in intramural sports and socials that allow them opportunities tofellowship with one another and create new friendships.