What are priority points and Why is my donor rank important?

Priority points and donor rank are calculated daily and reflect season ticket purchases and philanthropic giving to the athletic department based on longevity and generocity. Your donor ranking allows the athletic department to provide a fair and equitable method to distribute benefits such as parking, post-season ticket allocations (ex: SoCon Tournament, NCAA Championships), away game ticket priority, and seat selection order when reseating season tickets in our facilities. 


What is the best way to increase my priority points and improve my donor rank?

All charitable giving to ETSU Athletics qualifies for priority points. The greatest way to quickly enhance your point total is to be a season ticket holder, as points are earned for both season tickets purchased and the gift associated with those tickets, you can also accumulate loyalty points with the renewal of season tickets each year. Double points are earned by donors making Embrace Excellence capital gifts that are purely philanthropic and not associated with tickets.


How do I improve my season ticket location?

Season ticket holders can improve their seating location by making an improvement request to the ETSU ticket office at the time of their season ticket renewal. To be eligible for improvement, existing season tickets must be renewed by the respective deadline for the sport in question. As new venues for ETSU Athletics are utilized, donors will be invited to participate in a seat selection draft where their priority point total will determine their selection position.


How can I improve my parking?

Parking is assigned each year based on Excellence Fund Priority Point order. You can earn additional priority points by purchasing additional season tickets, making extra philanthropic gifts to the Excellence Fund or Embrace Excellence Campaign. Fans can ask about parking lot changes during renewals each year.  Fans requiring handicap parking should submit a copy of their handicap placard with their renewal and/or make sure to inform athletic department staff of their need for handicap parking when purchasing.


Are there separate donations required for football and basketball season tickets?

Yes, donations associated with season tickets are built into the season ticket pricing for both football and men’s basketball.


What gifts qualify for double points?

Any gift that is purely philanthropic in support of ETSU's Embrace Excellence capital campaign will receive double priority points.


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