Offered Academic Services

Study Hall

Study hall is a tool and a privilege given to student-athletes intended to create an environment conducive to advancing education. Every individual learns by a variety of methods, and study hall should be a place where all of those methods can be practiced. Individual work may be completed using the computers or private desks, while group efforts can be focused in parts of the Humphreys Center or in a study room such as W261.

As a method of accountability, study hall provides a cornerstone for the communication between coaches and academic staff members. Coaches receive weekly updates on their team’s logged hours and given feedback on their student-athlete’s academic progression.

Academics Mentoring Program

The purpose of the academic mentoring program is to provide intensive, structured academic support to new and academically at-risk student-athletes. Mentors’ responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing all syllabi with their assigned students
  • Maintaining records of grades
  • Assigning goals to student-athlete during each session and following up on those goals
  • Assist with time management as it pertains to studying for exams and writing papers
  • Referring to tutorial services as necessary
  • Assist student-athletes in approaching and communicating with professors


  • The purpose of the tutoring program is to provide individualized subject specific supplemental instruction/assistance to student-athletes.
  • Student-athletes can meet individually or in some cases in a group setting with their assigned tutors. Strict attendance, reporting and compliance with tutor expectations is ensured.
  • Student-athletes can request a tutor through the academic support staff or GradesFirst.
  • Additional tutoring on campus (including the ETSU Writing Lab) is available for student-athletes at the Center for Academic Achievement on campus -

Mandatory Advising

Advising at ETSU is a collective effort between both the student-athlete and their advisors. In their mandatory advising meetings, student-athletes will receive pertinent information that will create a map of everything they will need to get accomplished and how to accomplish them while studying at ETSU. Each student-athlete has two advisors to help keep them on track for academic success: major advisors and Humphreys Academic Center Student-Athlete Academic Services Advisors.

Major Advisors

Every student at ETSU has a major advisor that is assigned to them within their academic department. Students will meet with their respective academic advisor throughout the semester to obtain information on course selection, academic requirements, and graduation requirements.

Humphreys Academic Center Student-Athlete Academic Services Advisors

Student-athletes also have Student-Athlete Academic Services Advisors who advise them on matters of NCAA eligibility requirements, class scheduling, progress toward degree, academic intervention, providing coaches with academic updates, and informing professors with travel schedules.

Life Skills Programs

All student-athletes are required to attend (2) workshops every year. Topics include but not limited to: alcohol/drug education, stress management, bystander intervention, career preparation.

Buccaneers Understand Continued Success (BUCS) Postgraduate Advising Program

The purpose of the Buccaneers Understand Continued Success (BUCS) Postgraduate Advising program is to provide student-athletes with the knowledge of what opportunities exist after they have exhausted their eligibility. In this program, we promote career and graduate school development that nurtures and enhances a student-athlete’s skills to succeed in their career and/or obtaining their next degree. In our career development sessions, we enhance the employability of student-athletes by providing resume building, mock-interviews, job searching skills, and marketability. In our educational sessions, we provide assistance with helping student-athletes find the right graduate school program for them, exam preparation, applying for postgraduate scholarships and graduate assistantships, and providing them with the appropriate intangibles that they will need in graduate school.