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Diversity at East Carolina University 

East Carolina University is committed to access and diversity as two of its fundamental core values.  One of the most important elements of a university education is exposure to and interaction with individuals of differing cultural, ethnic and geographic backgrounds.  Our mission is to provide you with a world-class quality education which prepares you for service in an ever-changing global society.

The multicultural experiences you will have at East Carolina will be interwoven into both your academic programs and extracurricular activities.  Understanding and embracing diversity are key elements to success in your ECU education.  With this goal in mind, we invite you to explore the wonderful differences that distinguish us from other universities.


Chancellor's View on Diversity

Chancellor's Diversity Council

Diversity Goal and Definition

Enrollment History by Ethnicity (Fall 10) 



Disability Support Services

International Affairs

Laupus Library

Ledonia Wright Cultural Center

Office of Equity, Diversity & Community Relations

Office of Institutional Diversity

Safe Zone Program


Student Organizations


Campus Multifaith Alliance

ECU GLBT Student Union

ECU Gospel Choir

Japan League

Model United Nations

Student Association of Latino-Spanish Affairs (SALSA)

Tai Chi


Greek Life

Epsilon Chi Nu

NPHC-National Pan-Hellenic Council

Sigma Omicron Epsilon

For a list of all student organizations click here.


Paying for College

Download the Reflections of Diversity Brochure