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University Catalog

East Tennessee State University

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    East Tennessee State University
  Feb 23, 2018
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizations and Activities

Student Organization Resource Center (SORC)


The SORC was created to help students find their place in one of our many registered student organizations, and to provide support to ETSU student organizations. Registered student organizations are welcome to use all of the SORC’s services free of charge. Our goal is to help your organization be the best it can be. If you are looking to find an organization, or take advantage of training or other opportunities, the SORC is the place for you. Call (423) 439-6633 or email

The following offices and organizations are housed in the SORC:

  • Campus Programming (Buctainment)
  • Community Service Programs
  • Fraternities and Sororities
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government Association

 Student Organizations


There are over 200 student led clubs and organizations on campus. These organizations are generally divided into the following categories:

  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • Greek
  • Honor Societies
  • Residence Life
  • Service
  • Special Interest
  • Sporting/Activity
  • University Sponsored


A complete club and organization listing and an organization search can be found at

Graduate and Professional Student Association

The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) of East Tennessee State University is a student-managed organization whose membership is open to all currently enrolled post-baccalaureate degree-seeking students. The primary goal of the GPSA is to provide support and informational services that will encourage all graduate or professional students to: 1) become involved in institutional governance and development; 2) participate in student-sponsored activities; and 3) maximize their potential as students, educators, and researchers. NOTE: Once you are admitted to a graduate program at ETSU you are eligible to be a member of the ETSU Graduate and Professional Student Organization. However, to receive travel awards from the organization, you must submit the official membership form, pay the annual $5 membership fee, and maintain an active status by coming to events and meetings. For further information, please contact the GPSA Advisor, David Moore,