Policies for Undergraduate Honors Theses

Honors College eThesis Requirements

Electronic thesis is REQUIRED for scholars in University Honors, Fine & Performing Arts, Midway, and Honors-in-Discipline programs.

Prior to submitting an electronic thesis the following must be completed:

  • Thesis approved by Thesis Professor(s) and Thesis Reader(s)
  • Copy of thesis cover page signed by student and Thesis Professor(s)
  • Release Form/Agreement (download here) signed by student and Thesis Professor(s)
  • Deliver both in person to:
    UH and Midway: Ms. Judy Harrell, Earnest House
    FPA and HiD: Ms. Eva Lynch, Yoakley Hall
  • Who Can Submit

    Undergraduate Honors Theses only publishes work deposited by registered undergraduate students authorized by the ETSU Honors College Program Director. Authors may submit only their own work. If you have questions or comments concerning this collection, contact Dr. Foster Levy, Honors College Program Director.


    Undergraduate Honors Theses contains only ETSU undergraduate honors theses and associated files. The principal language is English. The series is maintained by the Honors College and Charles C. Sherrod Library at East Tennessee State University (ETSU).

    Access and Use

    After an Honors Thesis is accepted into the respository, it can be accessed through the repository webpage (http://dc.etsu.edu/honors/ ) or through a search of ETSU Sherrod Library's online catalog. All electronic theses, except those with an embargo, can be viewed by the general public.

    Any use made of works in this collection must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) and must be properly acknowledged. Reistribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without permission of the copyright holder.

    Full items may be harvested transiently by robots only for full-text indexing.


    The printed version of the work retained by the Honors College is the preservation copy.

    In the event that the collection is closed, a digital backup copy will be transferred to the ETSU Honors College.


    A work may be removed from public view by the author/copyright holder sending a request to the Honors College Program Director. Acceptable reasons for removal include:

    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism, or
    • Falsified research.
    Withdrawn items are not deleted but are removed from public view.

    Changes to deposited items are not permitted. Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original work if required.

    Rights and Permissions

    Authors must submit:

    1. the full version of their thesis but may restrict its public availability until any applicable embargo period has expired.
    2. an edited version of their thesis for public availability that omits any third-party copyrighted material for which they have not obtained permission.
    3. a completed ETSU Undergraduate Honors Thesis Availability Agreement and Non-Exclusive Distribution License to the Honors College Program Director.

    Validity and authenticity of submitted content is the sole responsibility of the author. Any copyright violation is entirely the responsibility of the author.

    The author retains the copyright to their work and grants us the nonexclusive right to publish it, meaning that the author may also publish it elsewhere.