Applications are now open!

The time is finally here! Applications for the 2017-2018 school year have opened. We want you to join us and experience the true life-changing college experience ECU can provide for you. Whether you’re transferring from another school or leaving for college next Fall, we are glad you have chosen East Carolina University. We encourage you to start applying today and build […]

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Welcome new Pirates

East Carolina University welcomed more than 4,300 first-year students during the annual Student Welcome and Convocation at Minges Coliseum Aug. 21. Guest speaker and ECU alumnus Greg Morin ’01, CEO of P1 Performance Group, which specializes in leadership training, executive coaching and team building, encouraged the students to get outside of their comfort zone and strive for success. “Get comfortable […]

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ECU receives diversity award

One of East Carolina University’s seven guiding principles is to “keep our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness” and for the fifth consecutive year ECU has been recognized for that commitment by receiving the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is sponsored by Insight into Diversity magazine and recognizes colleges and universities in the U.S. that demonstrate […]

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New SGA Officers are ready for upcoming school year

East Carolina University’s new Student Government Association officers are excited for the upcoming school year. The new officers are President Ryan Beeson, Vice President Janae Brown, Treasurer Dallas Owens, Secretary Alex Prunka, and Speaker of the Assembly Aaron Heft. Beeson and Brown were the first officers to be elected to the SGA on a joint ballot. ECU changed the constitution […]

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Chancellor Staton welcomed at first meeting

The East Carolina University Board of Trustees gathered for the first meeting of the fiscal year on Friday, July 15 and welcomed Dr. Cecil Staton, who became ECU’s 11th chancellor on July 1. In the coming months, Staton said he will be working to raise the profile of ECU. “The contributions and wonderful work that takes place at ECU is […]

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RIBN program succeeds with first class

North Carolina’s need for more nurses is clear: the state’s elderly population is expected to double by 2020, and one in five nurses is nearing retirement age. But with those factors stressing the health care system, the need is for more than just nurses – but for more nurses educated at higher levels. “Research relates improved patient outcomes with nurses […]

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EC Scholars announced

“EC Scholars are among the university’s most valued investments as they embody academic excellence and leadership, a way of life that is at the heart of East Carolina,” said Dr. Todd Fraley, director of the EC Scholars Award Program. The program is the most prestigious and competitive undergraduate merit scholarship at ECU, recognizing outstanding academic performance, commitment to community engagement […]

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Students have innovative ideas

From fighting hunger to advocating for youth from rural areas, East Carolina University students are working to improve the lives of others through a new initiative called That Big Idea Challenge. Erik Kneubuehl, associate vice chancellor for student involvement and leadership, brought the concept, modeled after the Clinton Global Initiative, to ECU last year. Student leaders Zach Evans and Mona […]

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