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Information from ECU Business Services

Welcome to East Carolina University! ECU Business Services is a multi-faceted unit with departments offering programs and services for the campus community. Our departments focus on efficiency, convenience, customer service, and maintaining high standards for ECU.

Please feel free to call on any of our departments to assist you!

The Business Services website at www.ecu.edu/services contains links to all of our departments. Below you will find some quick tips and information to help acquaint you with some of the programs and services we provide.

Dowdy Student Stores

Textbook Requisition Mandate

Federal mandates under the HEOA (Higher Education Opportunity Act) require faculty to submit textbook information for each course early in the semester prior to the semester in which it will be taught. Each year, ECU must also report to the UNC General Administration the percentage of ECU faculty who turned in their textbook requisitions/adoptions for the upcoming term, with a 90% on-adoption rate. Therefore, it is extremely important to make every effort to submit textbook requisitions as quickly as possible.

Instructions for Online Textbook Requisitions are sent to new faculty and posted online. Courses where there is NO BOOK must be identified as well. As standard protocol, all deans and the Provost's Office are sent a list of faculty who submit textbook requisitions on time.

Online Textbook Requisitions:

A link for instructions on how to requisition your textbooks online is below. Please watch your email for important deadlines each semester.

Online Textbook Requisitioning Instructions: www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/studentstores/Faculty/Requisitions.cfm

Textbook Contact:

Barbara Ward: wardb@ecu.edu

Textbook Rentals:

Dowdy offers students the option of renting or buying new or used textbooks in the Wright Building store or Medical Bookstore. These options are also available through online ordering from the store website. Books unavailable as rentals in-store are likely available through our online partner.

Course Packs:

Course Packs are a compilation of materials from books, journals, and/or your own worksheets or information, produced through a cooperative effort by ECU Dowdy Student Stores and University Printing & Graphics' Rapid Copy Centers.

Links below provide information and instructions for compiling, ordering, and producing a Course Pack. Additional course materials can also be produced including CDs and DVDs.

If at any time you have questions or concerns, please contact the Course Pack Coordinator, Shirley Johnson, at (252) 328-6731.


Shirley Johnson, Coursepack Coordinator: johnsonsh@ecu.edu
Doug Hill, Rapid Copy Center Supervisor: hilld@ecu.edu

Classes Needing Special Tools and Supplies:

The Art and Supply Departments at the Dowdy Student Stores stock typical school supplies and a wide variety of specialty supplies for students of art, music, medicine and more. Kits can be created to include all the basic supplies needed for particular course. If your course requires special tools or supplies, please contact Woody Edwards at the Dowdy Student Store in the Wright Building, (252) 328-6731, or Shannon Tillett at the Medical Bookstore, (252) 744-3450.

Supplies Contacts:

Woody Edwards: edwardsw@ecu.edu
Shannon Tillett (Medical): tilletts@ecu.edu

Computer Software:

The Dowdy Student Stores' Computer Department offers a wide variety of computer hardware, software, and peripherals at education discounts. Numerous software programs are available in an academic version at a fraction of the regular retail price. A list of available software is listed online: www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/studentstores/Computers/Software.cfm. As a faculty member, you receive these academic discounts as well. There is also an Apple Store located inside Dowdy's Wright Building location.

If your course requires software not listed, please contact Chance Kornegay at the Dowdy Student Stores Computer Department for assistance, (252) 328-6731.

Computer Department Contact:

Chance Kornegay: kornegaych@ecu.edu


Faculty are encouraged, and sometimes required, to attend official university functions such as Convocation and Commencement, and wear academic regalia. Rental regalia is available through the Dowdy Student Stores for these functions. Custom regalia can be ordered through a partnership with Oak Hall Co. Watch your email for campus visits by a sales representative from Oak Hall, with special discounts on custom regalia orders.

For more information, or to place an order for regalia rental or purchase, visit the Customer Service Counter, just inside the Student Store entrance. Call Frances McDaniel or John Williams for details, (252) 328-6731.


Owned and operated by ECU, the Dowdy Student Stores gives its profit back to the university through a variety of scholarship contributions and support of campus programs. The Dowdy Student Stores contribute more than $300,000 annually to fund merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, and medical scholarships.

In addition, textbook scholarships are awarded through competitions such as academic departments submitting the highest percentage of textbook requisitions on time; as well as random drawings during New Student Orientation.

Special Order Apparel and Other Imprinted Products:

Occasionally a department or program will want to order embroidered shirts, imprinted pens, presentation folders, or other items. East Carolina University has stringent guidelines for the use of trademarked logos and name. Numerous vendors are authorized by the Collegiate Licensing Corporations (CLC) to produce imprinted, embroidered, or engraved merchandise. The Dowdy Student Stores serve as the campus contact to order specialty goods. Contact John Palmer, Merchandise Manager, for assistance, (252) 328-6731.

Textbook Loan Program:

Through a partnership between ECU Vending and the Dowdy Student Stores, the Business Services Textbook Loan Program allows eligible East Carolina University employees to borrow required textbooks for classes taken at ECU for themselves and eligible family members. In order to participate in the program, specific criteria must be met and a Textbook Loan Form completed for each term. Strict deadlines are set for applying to participate in this program. Full details and downloadable application form are available online:




Student Store Management:

Bryan Tuten, Director: tutenb@ecu.edu

ECU Dowdy Student Stores
Wright Building & Brody Building
Toll-free 1-877-499-TEXT

ECU 1 Card

All faculty, staff, and students are required to have an ECU 1 Card as their identification. The ECU 1 Card Office is located in room G-521 of the Old Cafeteria Complex. There is also satellite office located in Lakeside Annex 1 on the Health Sciences campus.

Current Uses:

  • Official ECU identification
  • Campus libraries
  • Access to certain secured buildings and rooms
  • Recreation Center access (with membership)
  • Meal plans and declining balance accounts (money can be added for use in dining facilities)
  • Copiserv account (money can be added for use at university copiers and printers)
  • ECU athletic, performing arts, and other event ticket discounts
Full details about how to get your ECU 1 Card, office hours, and more can be found online at: www.ecu.edu/1card/. If you have questions, please contact the Office Manager, Katie Heacox at Heacoxk@ecu.edu.


Main Campus 1 Card Office: (252) 328-2673
Health Sciences Campus 1 Card Office: (252) 744-2261

Purchasing/Materials Management

ECU Materials Management has the exclusive responsibility for all purchase contracts entered into for the university, and processing all purchase orders. This authority covers all supplies, materials, printing, equipment and services. The Department of Materials Management is comprised of the Purchasing Office, Central Stores & Receiving, Fixed Assets, Medical Storeroom, ProCard Office, and Surplus Property. Your department chair or dean's office can give you more information about purchasing for your department, ordering supplies, etc.

For basic purchasing guidelines and details about purchasing at ECU, visit the Materials Management web site: www.ecu.edu/purchasing.

Central Stores & Receiving

Central Stores and Receiving manages the sale of office supplies, furniture, maintenance and electrical supplies. If you have any specific questions, call: (252) 328-9940.

The ECU Medical Storeroom is located in the Brody Building, room GW-56, which is a part of the Health Sciences Campus and Vidant Health complex. The Medical Storeroom furnishes medical and scientific supplies, gases, maintenance and housekeeping items. If you have any specific questions, call (252) 744-2241 or (252) 744-2249.

Ordering from the storerooms is done through the PORT purchasing system. See your departmental office for guidelines and instructions for ordering supplies.

ProCard (Corporate Visa)

The ECU purchasing card (ProCard) is a corporate Visa credit card in which the liability rests with the University instead of the individual cardholder; however it is under your name and responsibility. Upon approval of the Department Chairperson, a ProCard is issued in the designated individual's name to streamline the purchasing process by allowing credit card purchases of low dollar goods and services. Strict guidelines and restrictions apply.

Questions may be directed to the ProCard staff, (252) 328-6434. Detailed information is available online at: www.ecu.edu/purchasing/pcard/ProCardHome.cfm.

Surplus Property

Is your office in need of a desk, table, lamp, file cabinet? The Surplus Property warehouse is a great place to start when no funding is available to furnish your office! Items in Surplus can be transferred to your department, and transported by Moving Services to your office. Appointments are available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 am - 11:30am and 1:30pm - 4:30 pm. Please call 328-9941 for appointments and any other questions you may have concerning surplus property.

Looking for used and/or unusual items? ECU Surplus Cash Sale Store has a unique variety of used items available for purchase. A public preview is held the first and third Wednesday of each month, 1 pm - 3 pm, and public sale the first and third Thursday, 8:30 am - 11:30 am. Cash only and all sales are final. Small items are cash and carry. Large items must be picked up by 11:30 am on Fridays. The Cash Sale Store is located at 1104 Clark Street, Greenville.

University Printing, Graphics and Mail Services

Business Cards, Stationery, and Other Printing and Copying:

University Printing and Graphics, located in the Harris Building, 2612 E. Tenth Street, is a full-service printing and mailing facility. Printing orders can be placed in person or online through our Web site: www.ecu.edu/upg
  • Graphic Design
  • One to Full-Color Printing
  • All University Business Cards and Stationery Items
  • Folding, Collating, and Binding Services
  • Labeling and Mailing Services
  • Photography (studio or on-site)
  • Production / Mass Duplication of CDs
  • Variable Data Marketing Materials
CopiServ Copier Management System is responsible for the placement and maintenance of campus copiers. Copiers are located within departments. Inquire within your academic department for any guidelines for copier use.

A Copy Center is in the Harris Building, 2612 E. Tenth Street. Walk-in service for quick copies, as well as high-volume orders for copying, collating, binding, laminating, etc. is available. A signed requisition is required for payment that must include the departmental account number. Cash or personal checks are also accepted.


CopiServ Copier Management: (252) 328-2326
University Printing & Graphics: (252) 737-1301
Copy Center: (252) 737-1301
Website: www.ecu.edu/upg/

Mail Services:

Every department at ECU has a mail stop number associated with it. Mail stop numbers can be found on the ECU home page / ECU Directory: www.ecu.edu/cs-ecu/email_phone.cfm.

On the main campus, mail is delivered to and collected from university departments, Monday through Friday. A Customer Service mailing counter handles personal and university-related business transactions such as buying stamps and mailing packages. The Customer Service mailing counter is located in Building 43 on Founders Drive. The entrance is adjacent to Umstead Hall.

On the medical campus, or west campus, mail is delivered weekdays to departmental mail boxes or is picked up at the mail room located in Brody GE-90.


Mail Services (East): (252) 328-6091
Mail Services (West): (252) 744-2306

Vending Services

Snack and Drink Machines:

Vending machines are located within most buildings on campus. Should you require a refund, one of the bookstores can assist you. Many of the main buildings also have an individual assigned to provide refunds. Call (252) 737-1311 if you have a problem with a machine.

ECU is under an exclusive beverage contract with Coca-Cola. Only Coke-branded soft drinks, including Dasani water and Minute Maid juices, may be distributed on campus, to include any university-sponsored events. Brewed coffee and tea and pitcher water are excluded.