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Installation of Chancellor Staton, UNC BOG Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient Patricia Clark, group of Living-Learning Community students
Photo Information: Left - Installation of Chancellor Cecil Staton March 24, 2017; Middle - 2017 UNC BOG Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient Patricia Clark of the School of Theatre and Dance; Right - group of students in the Living-Learning Community housed in Garrett Residence Hall

Division of Student Affairs

Dear New Faculty:

On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs at East Carolina University, I welcome you to our campus and wish you a successful and exciting year. Student Affairs is responsible for delivering a wide array of programs and services to enhance our students’ overall learning and developmental experience, both inside and outside the classroom. The main focus in each of our 29 departments is on student success. We want our graduates to leave East Carolina University with the self-awareness, knowledge and skills needed to advance to the next level of development, e.g., post baccalaureate education, workforce or other endeavors.

The Division of Student Affairs collaborates with Academic Affairs in numerous areas including, but not limited to, new student and transfer orientation, living-learning communities, freshmen seminar, career services, counseling services, public service and volunteerism, and academic success initiatives. The newest collaboration between the divisions is the launch of Finish in Four campaign ECU Leads, an integrative learning experience through academic coursework, civic engagement and campus involvement that enrich student understanding of inclusion, leadership and service within a global community.

Student Affairs strives to promote the holistic development of all students and enhance their experiences at ECU, whether it is through one of our 500+ student organizations, or a residence hall program, career readiness development, an intramural sports team, a cultural event, leadership development, or involvement in the Greek Life system.

We are very proud of our great university and are glad to have you as a member of our Pirate community. As you begin this phase of your life as an ECU faculty member, we welcome you to talk with Student Affairs educators about ways we can collaborate with co-curricular programming and activities to provide the best learning experience for our students.

Again, welcome to East Carolina University. Please feel free to contact me upon your arrival to discuss how we can work together to make a difference in the lives of our students. Visit the Student Affairs Website for more information about our programs, services and departments.


Virginia D. Hardy, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs