Vision, Mission & Core Values

Vision

The ETSU College of Public Health is the school of choice for students
who want an exceptional educational experience in a world-class environment

Mission Statement

  • To provide students a high quality educational experience focused on excellent teaching, research training, and practical skills
    to prepare them for a diverse and inter-professional workforce.
  • To advance science through research focused on identifying causes of and practical solutions to important health challenges.
  • To create an environment that is personally and professionally rewarding for faculty, staff, and students.
  • To use our expertise to improve the health status of all people including those in underserved communities through education,
    evidence-based advocacy, collaborative research, and partnerships.

ETSU mission statement (.pdf)


Core Values

ALTRUISM:  We believe in nurturing a sense of altruism and benevolence towards the less fortunate on the part of our faculty, staff and students.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  We seek to strengthen the communities we serve, including our neighborhoods, our academic community, and our professional associations, by building collaborative partnerships, taking leadership positions, and contributing our knowledge, skills, and commitment.

DIGNITY:  We treat all people with unwavering dignity and respect.

DIVERSITY:  We embrace diversity and seek to attract and retain diverse faculty, staff, and student bodies. 

EDUCATION:  We recognize that our greatest obligation is to assure that our students develop the knowledge, practical skills, and life-long learning habits, to allow them to take their place among the leaders of their professions.

EXCELLENCE:  We are dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and community and professional service.

INTEGRITY:   We adhere to the highest ethical standards of honesty and fairness and we recognize that integrity and ethical behavior are essential elements of our professions.

RESEARCH:  We are committed to conducting basic and applied research to advance the science base for public health decision-making and to promote community health and development. 

TEAMWORK:  All parts of the College—students, faculty, and staff—enjoy a close-knit relationship and opportunities for formal and informal interpersonal exchange.