Student Resources

Academic Services

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) provides assistance to students who need or desire additional academic support with their General Education courses.

The tutors working in ACE are ETBU students who excel academically in their studies. They are committed to assisting any student by empowering them with the skills needed to become a successful student.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact or 903-923-2078.

To sign up for tutoring, visit

Counseling Services

The University provides the services of a Licensed Professional Counselor through the Counseling Care Center, located in the Jarrett Library. Counseling services are free of charge for students.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact or 903-923-2360.

Students with an immediate crisis of any kind should contact Student Affairs at 903-923-2320 or call 911 for a medical emergency.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Assistance

Students seeking help for substance abuse problems can be assured that confidentiality will be observed within the limits of the law. Where federal and state laws permit, the University will not impose sanctions when a student seeks assistance for substance abuse or any other problem of a similar nature.

Student Affairs will assist students seeking help for alcohol and drug abuse problems through six functions:

1. Assessment

2. Intervention

3. Short-term Counseling

4. Referral/Aftercare

5. Campus Awareness

6. Education  

Student Complaints

It is the policy of the University to provide a student complaint process which includes maintaining a record of the formal written complaints received. ETBU encourages the resolution of student complaints through timely communication as close as possible to the point of origin. Students having a complaint concerning East Texas Baptist University should direct their questions to the department involved.

If the student is not satisfied with the outcome of the informal process, then a formal written complaint should be filed. Students wishing to file a formal written complaint at ETBU should complete and submit a Formal Student Complaint Form to Student Affairs located on the first floor of the Ornelas Student Center. The office will maintain a record of all formal written student complaints.

For more information call 903-923-2320.

Student Concerns

The University is concerned about the well-being of all students. ETBU staff and faculty will always look for ways in which to meet the needs of students facing challenges or struggles, however sometimes these issues may be noticed earlier by a student's friends and peers.

If you know of a fellow student who could use some help and support, or if you are simply concerned about their actions and/or behavior, please contact your Resident Director to let him or her know of your concerns. If you are not comfortable with that, come by Student Affairs or call 903-923-2320.

Wellness Programs

The Dean Healthplex offers a variety of physical recreation resources including gymnasiums, racquetball courts, an indoor jogging trail, and an exercise area featuring cardio equipment, machine and free weights. For more information and hours, contact the Healthplex at 903-923-2232.

The Intramural Sports Program offers a variety of competitive athletic activities for all interested students. For more information, contact or 903-923-2327.