ETSU Transparency


East Tennessee State University is committed to being a responsible steward of public services and funds. As such, we strive to operate transparently and provide easy access to information to the faculty, staff, students, and communities we serve.


Public Records Request

In accordance with ETSU’s Open Records Policy and the Tennessee Public Records Act, any Tennessee resident can request records made or received pursuant to law or in connection with the transaction of official university business.

Requests may be made via this website or in person during regular business hours at the Office of University Counsel on the third floor (suite 309) of Burgin Dossett Hall on the main ETSU campus. For questions regarding open records requests, please email Mark Fulks at or call (423) 439-8550.

Media inquiries should be directed to the Office of University Marketing and Communications.

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ETSU Office of Compliance

The Office of University Compliance provides independent and objective measures to address ETSU’s legal, regulatory, and ethical responsibilities. The office provides program oversight for Title IX of the Education Amendments, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act. Visit University Compliance.

ETSU Board of Trustees

ETSU is governed by a Board of Trustees, which has the authority to appoint the campus president, manage the university budget and set tuition, and oversee other operational tasks. Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public. Meeting schedules, minutes, and related materials are posted on the Board of Trustees website.

Institutional Policies and Administrative Rules

All written university policies, procedures, or administrative rules approved by the East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees or its president are developed in a transparent, collaborative, and efficient manner. View existing policies and those open for public comment on the University Policies website