The Buccaneers compete at the NCAA Division I level and are members of the Southern Conference. ETSU sponsors 19 varsity sports (football, baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s golf, women’s golf, indoor and outdoor track and field (men and women), cross country (men and women), softball, volleyball and women’s triathlon.
East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:
PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and
COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.