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Graduate Catalog 2012-13


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Welcome

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On July 2, 1908, former governor Thomas Jordan Jarvis, considered to be the father of East Carolina University, made the following remark as he broke ground for a teachers training school where Jarvis Residence Hall now stands:

“We can never begin to calculate the value it will be to North Carolina.”
The teachers college, chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly on March 8, 1907, as a two-year normal school, opened its first regular session on October 5, 1909, with 174 men and women students enrolled. The first graduating class received diplomas on June 6, 1911. The years that followed revealed the accuracy of Jarvis’ statement.

Since its inception in 1907, East Carolina has evolved from a teachers training school to a national research university. The student population has grown from 147 to over 25,000. The campus now includes more than 160 buildings in four locations: the central campus, health sciences, athletics, and west research campus. The university’s academic programs are housed in ten colleges and professional schools, including the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

East Carolina University has become the institution that was envisioned by its early leaders, fulfilling its motto, “to serve.” Today’s leadership continues to build upon the foundation laid by Robert H. Wright, the first president of the university:

We will give to the rising generation the purest inheritance of the nation and better preparation than has ever been given to a preceding generation. This school is an expression of that determination; it was built by the people, for the people, and may it ever remain with the people, as a servant of the people.
In North Carolina, all public educational institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees are part of The University of North Carolina. Of the sixteen constituent institutions of the multicampus state university, East Carolina University is the third largest. The University of North Carolina includes Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina School of the Arts, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the University of North Carolina School of Arts, Western Carolina University, and Winston-Salem State University. The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a residential high school for gifted students, is an affiliated school of The University of North Carolina.

A History of Graduate Education at ECU

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In 1929, the East Carolina Teachers College Board of Trustees approved a faculty recommendation that an additional year of study be offered at the college leading to a master of arts degree. In 1933, the first master of arts degree (MA, English) was conferred. During the 1965-66 academic year, the Graduate School was officially formed with the appointment of the first dean, John O. Reynolds. A Graduate Council replaced a pre-existing Graduate Advisory Committee, and was charged with addressing graduate policy matters and with increasing academic standards. By 1969, master’s degrees were offered in a wide range of fields; for example, a sixth year of preparation was available for principals, supervisors, and superintendents. The creation of East Carolina University’s first doctoral programs occurred in 1979. Receiving approval from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, East Carolina University (ECU) established five doctoral programs in basic medical sciences, following the enrollment of the first medical students in the new School of Medicine in 1977. A sixth PhD program in basic medical sciences was established shortly thereafter. In 1998 and 1999, ECU established two interdisciplinary doctoral programs, the PhD in coastal resources management (CRM) and the PhD in interdisciplinary doctoral program in biological sciences (IDPBS).

Since the first master of arts degree was conferred in 1933, ECU graduate studies have expanded to meet the needs of the eastern region and of the state. Today, ECU offers 77 master’s degree programs and 62 graduate certificate programs. In addition, ECU currently offers 16 doctoral programs 4 first professional degrees (AuD, DMD, DPT, MD), 2 intermediate degrees (CAS, EdS), and is classified among the Doctoral/Research Universities by the Carnegie Foundation.

Our Mission

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East Carolina University, a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina, is a public doctoral university committed to meeting the educational needs of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic region. It offers baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional fields, including medicine and allied health disciplines. Dedicated to educational excellence, responsible stewardship of the public trust, and academic freedom. ECU values the contributions of a diverse community, supports shared governance, and guarantees equality of opportunity.

Recognizing that growing economic, social and environmental challenges face individuals, communities and nations, East Carolina University has committed to being the Leadership University by actively preparing graduates for these challenges. Building on our motto and tradition of service, East Carolina defines leadership as a relational process of inspiring, empowering and influencing positive change.

As the Leadership University, ECU commits to:

Fostering Inquiry, Research and Engagement through the work and expertise of faculty, education and training of professionals, exploration of student leadership development and scholarly engagement of discipline experts;

Developing Leadership Capacity through existing strengths and resources and newly developed collaborations; and

Connecting Values and Action by linking our values with strategic action focused on empowering university and community members to enhance their capacity to become leaders.

The mission of East Carolina University is reflected in the motto servire, meaning “to serve.”


East Carolina University will serve as a national model for public service and regional transformation by:

  • preparing our students to compete and succeed in the global economy and multicultural society,
  • distinguishing ourselves by the ability to train and prepare leaders,
  • creating a strong, sustainable future for Eastern North Carolina through education, research, innovation, investment, and outreach,
  • saving lives, curing diseases, and positively transforming health and health care, and
  • providing cultural enrichment and powerful inspiration as we work to sustain and improve quality of life.

Organization of the University of North Carolina

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The University of North Carolina Board of Governors is the policy-making body legally charged with “the general determination, control, supervision, management, and governance of all affairs of the constituent institutions.” It elects the president, who administers The University.

Board of Governors

Peter D. Hans, Chairman
H. Frank Grainger, Vice Chairman
Ann B. Goodnight, Secretary
Term Expiring in 2015
W. Louis Bissette, Jr., Asheville, NC
Fred Eshelman, Wilmington, NC
John C. Fennebresque, Charlotte, NC
Thomas J. Harrelson, Southport, NC
G. Leroy Lail, Hickory, NC
Mary Ann Maxwell, Goldsboro, NC
William Edwin McMahan, Charlotte, NC
Hari H. Nath, Cary, NC
David Murphy Powers, Winston-Salem, NC
Richard 'Dick' Taylor, Lumberton, NC
Raiford Trask III, Wilmington, NC
Phillip D. Walker, Hickory, NC
Term Expiring in 2013
John M. Blackburn, Linville, NC
Peaches Gunter Blank, Nashville, TN
Laura W. Buffaloe, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Bill Daughtridge, Jr., Rocky Mount, NC
Walter C. Davenport, Raleigh, NC
James M. Deal, Jr., Boone, NC
Phillip R. Dixon, Greenville, NC
Dudley E. Flood, Raleigh, NC
Paul Fulton, Winston-Salem, NC
Hannah D. Gage, Wilmington, NC
Franklin E. McCain, Charlotte, NC
Charles H. Mercer, Jr., Raleigh, NC
Fred G. Mills, Raleigh, NC
Burley B. Mitchell, Jr., Raleigh, NC
Irvin (Al) Roseman, Wilmington, NC
David W. Young, Asheville, NC
Emeriti Members
Gov. James E. Holshouser, Jr., Southern Pines, NC
J. Bradley Wilson, Durham, NC
Ex-Officio
Cameron Carswell, Chapel Hill, NC

Officers of Administration


The University of North Carolina Board of Governors elects a president, who administers The University of North Carolina.

Thomas W. Ross, President
Jeffrey R. Davies, Chief of Staff
Bart Corgnati, Secretary of the University
Lyons Gray, Senior Advisor to the President
Suzanne Trager Ortega, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Laura Fjeld, Vice President and General Counsel
Joni Worthington, Vice President for Communications
Kimrey Rhinehardt, Vice President for Federal Relations
Charlie Perusse, Vice President for Finance
Vacant, Vice President for Governmental Relations
John Leydon, Vice President for Information Resources and Chief Information Officer
Leslie Boney, Vice President for International Community, and Economic Engagement
Vacant, Vice President for Research
William Fleming, Vice President of Human Resources

Organization of East Carolina University

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Each institution has a board of trustees, which holds extensive powers over academic and other operations of its institution on delegation from the Board of Governors.

Board of Trustees

Robert V. Lucas, Chair
Carol M. Mabe, Vice Chair
Joel K. Butler, Secretary
Terms Expiring in 2013
Joel K. Butler, Grimesland, NC
W. Kendall Chalk, Winston-Salem, NC
Steven W. Jones, Raleigh, NC
Robert V. Lucas, Selma, NC
Danny R. Scott, Swansea, IL
Mark E. Tipton, Wake Forest, NC
Terms Expiring in 2015
Robert G. Brinkley, Charlotte, NC
Edwin Clark, Greenville, NC
Deborah Davis, Henrico, VA
Carol M. Mabe, Oriental, NC
Bobby Owens, Jr., Manteo, NC
Kieran Shanahan, Raleigh, NC
Ex-Officio Member
Justin Davis, President, Student Government Association

Officers of Administration


Each of the sixteen constituent institutions is headed by a chancellor, who is elected by the Board of Governors on the president’s nomination and is responsible to the president.

Office of the Chancellor

Steve Ballard, BA, PhD, Chancellor
Philip Rogers, BA, MPA, Chief of Staff
John Durham, BA, MA, Special Assistant to the Chancellor and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Stacie Tronto, BSA, MBA, CIA, CISA, CFE, Executive Director, Internal Audit
Donna Gooden Payne, BA, JD, University Attorney

Graduate School Officers of Administration

Ronald L. Mitchelson, PhD, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies
Paul Gemperline, BS, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School
Thomas J. McConnell, BS, PhD, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Belinda P. Patterson, BS, MAEd, EdD, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Robin Armstrong, BSBA, MBA, Director of Graduate Admissions
 

Memberships and Accreditations

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East Carolina University (ECU) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ECU.

All ECU teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

ECU is also a member of or accredited* by the following organizations:

ABET, Inc.*
Academic Common Market
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.*
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education*
Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.*
Administration of Accounting Programs Group, American Accounting Association
American Academy of Religion
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance*
American Anthropological Association
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy*
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences*
American Association of School Librarians*
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
American Chemical Society
American College Health Association
American College of Nurse-Midwives*
American College of Sports Medicine
American College Personnel Association
American Council for Construction Education*
American Council of Learned Societies
American Council of Nurse Midwives
American Council on Education
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
American Dietetic Association*
American Historical Association
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
American Kinesiology Association
American Library Association
American Mathematical Society
American Music Therapy Association
American Philosophical Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Political Science Association
American Psychological Association*
American Society of Allied Health Professions
American Society of Cytopathology
American Sociological Association
Arts Advocates of North Carolina
Association for the Advancement of Health Education/Society of Public Health Educators*
Association for the Care of Children's Health
Association for Childhood Education International*
Association for Continuing Higher Education
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
Association of Academic Health Centers
Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries
Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering*
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International*
Association of American Colleges
Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of College and Research Libraries
Association of College and University Printers
Association of College Unions-International
Association of College and University Housing Officers- International
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning*
Association of Experiential Education
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Association of Higher Education and Disability
Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers
Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Association of Physician Assistant Program
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Association of University Research Parks
Association on Higher Education and Disability
Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association
Coalition for Academic and Scientific Computation
College and University Personnel Association
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education*
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education*
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs*
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education/Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training*
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education*
Commission on Dental Accreditation*
Committee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education
Conference USA
Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education
Cooperative Education Association, Inc.
Corporation for Research and Educational Networking
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Council for Exceptional Students*
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Council for Interior Design Accreditation *
Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
Council of Graduate Schools in the United States
Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Association*
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs*
Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions*
Council on Collegiate Education in Nursing
Council on Education for Public Health*
Council on Postsecondary Accreditation
Council on Rehabilitation Education*
Council on Social Work Education*
Council on Undergraduate Research
Educational Leadership Constituent Council*
Educational Standards Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association*
Fulbright Association
Health Education Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs/Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training*
Homeland Security Defense Education Consortium
International Association for Management Education
International Association of Buddhist Studies
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
International Association of Counseling Services
International Association of Performing Arts Administrators
International Association of Tibetan Studies
International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
International Dance Education Association
International Parking Institute Congress
International Publishing Management Association
International Technology Education Association
International Ticketing Association
Joint Commission for Ambulatory and Health Organization*
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Liaison Committee on Medical Education*
Medical Library Association
Music Library Association
National Academic Consortium for Homeland Security
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences*
National Association for Business Teacher Education
National Association for Campus Activities
National Association for the Education of Young Children*
National Association of Campus Card Users
National Association of College Stores
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of College and University Food Services
National Association of College Auxiliary Services
National Association of College Law Enforcement Officers
National Association of Colleges and Employers
National Association of Collegiate Concessionaires
National Association of Dance*
National Association of Educational Procurement
National Association of Foreign Student Advisors
National Association of School Psychologist*
National Association of Schools of Art and Design*
National Association of Schools of Music*
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration*
National Association of Schools of Theatre
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
National Collegiate Honors Council
National Commission for Cooperative Education
National Council for Accreditation of Environmental Health Curricula
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education*
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics*
National Council of University Research Administrators
National Council on Family Relations
National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council*
National Humanities Alliance
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association
National Kitchen and Bath Association*
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission*
National Middle School Association*
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
National Recreation and Park Association/American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation/Council on Accreditation*
National Safety Council
National Strength and Conditioning Association
National Women's Studies Association
North American Association of Summer Sessions
North Carolina Adult Education Association
North Carolina Alliance of Allied Health Professions
North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research
North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators
North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities
North Carolina Association of Colleges of International Educators
North Carolina Association of Summer Sessions
North Carolina Board of Nursing*
North Carolina Distance Learning Association
North Carolina State Board of Education/North Carolina Department of Public Instruction*
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Planning Accreditation Board of American Planning Association*
Society for College and University Planning
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Society of Biblical Literature
Southeastern Universities Research Association
Southeastern Women's Studies Association
Southern Association of Colleges and Employers
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools*
Southern Association of College and University Business Officers
Southern Building Code Congress International
Southern Conference of Graduate Schools
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities
The College Board
The Renaissance Group
University Consortium for International Programs
University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development
University of North Carolina Exchange Program
University Risk and Management Insurance Association
 

Academic Divisions, Colleges, and Schools

Division of Academic Affairs
Academic Library Services and Learning Resources
BB&T Center for Leadership Development
The Honors College
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
College of Education
College of Fine Arts and Communication
College of Health and Human Performance
College of Human Ecology
College of Technology and Computer Science
Office of Academic Program Planning and Development
Office of Emerging Academic Initiatives and Continuing Studies
Office of Enrollment Services
Office of Equity and Diversity
Office of Institutional Planning, Assessment and Research
Office of International Affairs
Office of Personnel and Resource Administration
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Division of Health Sciences
William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library
College of Allied Health Sciences
College of Nursing
School of Dental Medicine
The Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Graduate School
Office of Engagement, Innovation, and Economic Development
Office of Grants and Contracts
Office for Human Research Integrity
Office of Research Compliance and Administration
Office of Sponsored Programs
Office of Undergraduate Research
Center for Health Disparities Research
Center for Sustainable Tourism
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Institute for Coastal Science and Policy
NC Agromedicine Institute
UNC Coastal Studies Institute
Division of Student Affairs
Assessment, Research and Retention
Campus Living
Campus Recreation and Wellness
Office of the Dean of Students
Student Affairs Administration
Student Involvement and Leadership
Student Transitions
 

Academic Integrity

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Academic integrity is expected of every East Carolina University student. Academically violating the Honor Code consists of the following: cheating - the giving or receiving of any unauthorized aid or assistance or the giving or receiving of unfair advantage on any form of academic work; plagiarism - copying the language, structure, ideas, and/or thoughts of another and adopting those as one’s original work; falsification - statement of untruth, either verbal or written, regarding any circumstances relating to academic work; and attempting any act which if completed would constitute an academic integrity violation as defined above. No student may drop the involved course or withdraw from school prior to resolving an academic integrity charge.

Procedures governing academic integrity violations are described in the East Carolina University Student Handbook and in the Faculty Manual. Students are encouraged to speak with their professors or contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities if they have questions regarding this policy.

Campus and Buildings

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The main campus encompasses over 400 acres in an urban setting within the city of Greenville and is convenient to both the downtown area and shopping centers. The campus is a pleasing mixture of architectural styles. The five million square feet of academic, research, and residence facilities have modern appointments and are well equipped. The Health Sciences Campus, located on 70 acres and occupying over 1.3 million square feet, houses the Brody School of Medicine and is the hub of the university’s health sciences program. The west research campus has over 450 acres and is the home for several research and graduate programs.

In the past ten years, the university has received over $723 million for capital improvements. The university continues to focus resources on a comprehensive program to incorporate new technology into classroom and lab facilities. The university has completed the 2000 Bond Referendum Expansion and Renovation Program in excess of $190 million. Major renovations have been completed in the Old Cafeteria Building and Flanagan classrooms and labs. In 2008, the Carol G. Belk Building renovation was completed and reopened for classroom, laboratory, and office space use. In 2003, the university completed construction of the Science and Technology Building that comprises 270,000 gross square feet of classrooms and labs. Joyner Library houses over one million volumes. Student services continues to improve with renovations to Dining Services facilities, the Croatan and Wright Place, the addition of the North Recreation Fields Complex, and renovations to Scott and Tyler Residence Hall. Student services have been enhanced by the addition of West End Dining in 2005, the Student Recreation Center, and Todd Dining Facility. The new 488 bed College Hill residence hall project completed in 2006 brought suite style residence accommodations. Major renovations have been completed in Jarvis Residence Hall, Jones Residence Hall, and Student Health Services. All residence halls will have sprinklers installed by 2012. The Health Sciences Campus continues to expand with the addition of the Dental School named the Ledyard E. Ross Hall and a new Family Medicine Center and Monk Geriatric Center of 117,000 square feet. Recent growth on the Health Sciences campus has included the additions of the East Carolina Heart Institute in 2008, the Health Sciences Building in 2006, and the Warren Life Sciences Building. The Nursing, Allied Health, Health Sciences Library Building known as the Health Sciences Building at 303,000 square feet became the second largest building ever constructed on campus. The athletic complex continues to grow with the 7,000 seat expansion of the end zone in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium bringing capacity seating to 50,000. Other expansion projects underway include the Minges building addition that will include both men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball practice facilities. Athletics projects that have recently completed include the softball stadium, track & field facility, soccer stadium, and Olympic Sports Teams building. Recent growth to the athletic complex included the addition of Clark LeClair Stadium in 2005, arguably rated as one of the top collegiate baseball facilities in the nation. With an estimated price tag of $11 million, Clark-LeClair Stadium nearly doubled Harrington Field's capacity of approximately 1,750 (excluding outfield areas). Just beyond the end zone of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, is the state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center, the Murphy Center, opened in 2002. Campus beautification continues to be a priority with goal of preserving and enhancing the charming character of the campus. Sustainable building designs, practices and policies insures our ability to meet the present needs of the university without compromising our ability to meet the needs of future, as we continue to expand our campus while minimizing the impact to the environment.

A map of the university campuses with corresponding building key may be found inside the back cover of this publication. The building key for class schedules may be found following the index of this catalog.

Campus Libraries


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J. Y. Joyner Library

Joyner Library is the main campus library at East Carolina University. Joyner offers an abundance of print and online resources, including:

  • 1.4 million print volumes
  • More than 400,000 electronic books
  • 11,000 DVDs and videos
  • More than 28,000 CDs and other sound recordings
  • More than 60,000 online and print journals and other serials
  • More than 400 databases
  • 2.5 million pieces of microform
  • More than 30,000 maps
  • Special Collections, manuscripts, and rare books

Joyner Library has more than 280 computers for use by students. Each is loaded with Microsoft Office Suite, Internet tools, and specialized course-related software. Many of the computers are equipped with scanners; free printing is also available.

Wireless access is available throughout the library. Students may use their own laptops or borrow library-owned laptops for use in the building. In addition to laptops, the library loans e-book readers, iPads, video cameras, digital cameras, and other equipment. Equipment is checked out from the Circulation Desk, near the library entrance.

Joyner Library has 42 group study rooms, many of which can be reserved for two-hour blocks. Most group study rooms are equipped with plasma screens. Individual study rooms are available on a first-come basis. Open study space is provided on all four floors of the library; numerous study carrels are available for individual quiet study. Snacks and drinks can be purchased from the library’s Java City location or from vending machines.

Joyner’s first floor features the Collaborative Learning Center. A variety of seating styles - booths, lounge chairs, ottomans, and study tables and chairs – offer comfortable options for individual and group research and study. Large computer monitors facilitate group work. The Center includes a viewing/presentation practice room that can be reserved for two-hour blocks.

All students registered at East Carolina University, regardless of location, have access to the library’s subscription-based electronic resources. Students can use these resources to find journal articles, read newspapers, and check out e-books without leaving their home or dorm room. Access is provided through the library’s Web site at www.lib.ecu.edu. Student status is verified by Pirate ID and password. In addition, the online Joyner Library catalog can be searched from any location.

The Research and Instructional Services Department offers personal assistance to members of the ECU community (both on-campus and distance learners) who need help with their research and course assignments. Assistance is provided at the reference desk, by telephone, text and instant messaging, and via the Ask a Librarian e-mail service. Members of the Research and Instructional Services staff help users identify relevant print and online sources, learn to use these sources, formulate search strategies, find statistical data, and much more. The Research and Instructional Services Department is located on the first floor, at the back of the library. It houses the Reference collection, which includes high-quality print and online reference materials and databases.

Circulation Services include checking materials and equipment in and out, managing print and electronic reserves, and assisting patrons. Students must present an ECU OneCard or distance education student card to check out materials.

Through a worldwide network of thousands of libraries, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides ECU students with research materials not available from Joyner Library at no charge – often within days for articles and one or two weeks for loaned items. Articles are delivered via e-mail. Whether the items are owned by Joyner Library or borrowed from another library, distance education students who live outside Pitt County can use Document Delivery to have articles delivered by e-mail and have books and other materials shipped to their home address.

One of the most inviting areas of the library is the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection (Room 3300). The department collects, preserves, provides access to and actively promotes the use of printed and non-print materials pertaining to the state. Holdings include books, broadsides, clipping and vertical files, maps, microforms, periodicals and state documents. The collection emphasizes the history of eastern North Carolina. The department’s Snow L. and B.W.C. Roberts Collection includes more than 1,200 works of fiction set in North Carolina and dating from 1720. A number of these books and scores of historical works from the North Carolina Collection have been digitized for the Eastern North Carolina Digital Library.

The Special Collections Department located on the fourth floor is a major historical research facility and is among the largest such collections in North Carolina. It contains a wide variety of rare and valuable manuscript, archival and published collections with strengths in the areas of maritime and North Carolina history. Among its major subdivisions are the East Carolina Manuscript Collection, University Archives, the Rare Book Collection, Map Collection, Hoover Collection on International Communism, and the James H. and Virginia Schlobin Literature of the Fantastic Collection. The collections are open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. However, all researchers must register, provide current and valid photographic identification, and agree to abide by collection rules to obtain access to collections.

The Teaching Resources Center (TRC) is located on the second floor of Joyner Library. It serves as a resource for students enrolled in the teacher education program at East Carolina University and for educators in eastern North Carolina. The TRC service desk provides reference assistance supported by educational reference librarians. With new booths, soft seating, and tables, the TRC makes a great study spot. Resources available in the TRC include NC adopted K-12 textbooks, supplementary K-12 textbooks, textbook correlations, bibliographies, guides, mixed media, professional materials, online resources, K-12 reference materials, easy books, big books, juvenile/young adult fiction, nonfiction and biographies. The Enhancing Teachers’ Classrooms room located in the TRC is designed to assist pre=service teachers and educators in creating and producing quality lesson units. It houses two laminators, two Ellison die cut centers with several hundred die cuts, a poster maker system, an artwaxer, a light box, a binding machine, several paper cutters, a Badge-A-Minit button maker and cutter, office supplies and computer workstations with educational software installations and resources. Additionally, the Ronnie Barnes African American Resource Center is housed in the TRC.

The Music Library is located in the A.J. Fletcher Music Center. It offers the same services as Joyner: circulation, reserves, reference assistance, bibliographic instruction, interlibrary loan, photocopiers, and printers. The collection consists of more than 80,000 books, music scores, periodicals, software, and sound and video recordings representative of all types and periods of music. A technology lab with PCs, Macs, and playback equipment for CDs, DVDs, DAT, LPs, videocassettes, mini-discs, CD-ROMs, laser discs, and audiocassettes is available for use by library patrons.

Joyner Library is open extensive hours each week, with 24-hour access before and during exam periods. Hours are posted on the main entrance of the building. Special hours are posted for holidays and semester breaks. The library maintains a recording of current operating hours that may be obtained by telephoning 252-328-4285. Hours are also posted on the Web site at www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/hours.cfm.

William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library

A unit of East Carolina University’s Division of Health Sciences, Laupus Library connects the education, research and clinical programs of ECU’s Division of Health Sciences, EAHEC (Eastern Area Health Education Center), and health care practitioners in eastern North Carolina with quality information at the point of need. Laupus Library serves the Brody School of Medicine, College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, School of Dental Medicine and Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Health system affiliates.

The 72,000 square foot library is located in the Health Sciences Building on ECU’s Health Sciences Campus. The library has three state-of-the-art Smart classrooms, meeting rooms on all four floors, a teleconference room, 31 small group study rooms, 56 public computer workstations, and collaborative work spaces along with access to print and electronic collections, and supportive technology. The Library supports wired and wireless networks and printing, a computer lab with over 40 computers, multimedia production and consultation services, reference services, and circulating and historical collections. A book collection comprised of e-books and print volumes totaling over 290,000 titles, approximately 11,350 print and electronic health sciences related journal titles, visual programs and anatomical models are available to the university community.

The Access Services, located on the 2nd floor of the library, manages circulation of materials, operates a print and electronic reserve collection for course support, and maintains the library's audiovisual collection including videos, audio cassettes, anatomical models, slides, charts, microfilm, and more. To check out materials and to access the variety of services offered, bring your ECU OneCard or your distance education student card. The Circulation Department is staffed during all operating hours with staff able to to assist you.

The Information Services Department provides reference services for Laupus Library users. Librarians are available to guide clients to the most efficient and effective means of accessing the library’s resources. Laupus Library Liaisons are assigned to each department, college, and school within the Division of Health Sciences to provide information services, Laupus Library education programs, collection development assistance and curriculum coordination to faculty, staff and students. Services include tours and orientations for groups or individuals, instruction in use of the online catalog and bibliographic databases, and literature searching. The department has handouts and online tutorials detailing the services available to every user category.

Laupus Library can provide access to current health sciences journal literature, up to date textbook information and educational software. With a goal of delivering health-related information when, where and in the format needed by our clients, the library has assembled an extensive array of resources and services. These tools have been successfully used by faculty and students on ECU’s campus, at home and from remote settings around the world.

The Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department at Laupus Library provide clients with access to needed materials from outside institutions and supplies other libraries with access to materials from the collections of Laupus Library. Document Delivery is a free copy service for ECU faculty, staff, students and Vidant Health Staff for materials (articles and books) owned by Laupus Health Sciences Library or Joyner Library. ILL Borrowing is a free service for ECU faculty, staff, students and Vidant Health Staff who order articles or books not available in our collections from other institutions. If you are not an ECU faculty, staff, students or Vidant Health Staff please see Policies and Fees for more information on the fees for this service.

The Collection Management department organizes, manages and maintains Laupus Library materials in all formats to facilitate access by clients on-site and from remote locations. Collection Management is responsible for the quality and consistency of the online catalog which can be accessed at: www.ecu.edu/laupuslibrary/.

As a library collection with a museum component, the History Collections of Laupus Library collects, catalogs, preserves, and displays materials relevant to the history of health care. A special collections reading room is located on the fourth floor of Laupus Library for those using these unique collections. Collections include historical materials from medicine, nursing, the allied health sciences, dentistry, pharmacology, and public health. With materials of worldwide interest dating from the 16th into the 21st centuries, the collections include over 6,200 monographs, 200 artifacts, and a growing collection of oral history tapes, transcripts, and videos. There are both circulating and non-circulating sections of the History Collections. Although materials housed inside the History Collections Reading Room are non-circulating, clients may request photocopies of these materials. Document delivery charges apply.

A special focus of the History Collections is primary care practices in eastern North Carolina. The library's History Collections supports an Oral History Program through which interviews with long-time health care providers are recorded and archived. Some special items in the collections have been digitized and can be found in the East Carolina University Digital Collections. Historical materials relating to minority health care and minority health care professionals are of particular interest to the program. Laupus Library also operates the Country Doctor Museum located in Bailey, NC as part of the history program. The Country Doctor Museum is the oldest museum in the United States dedicated to the history of America's rural health care.

Located on the second floor, Laupus Library’s Computer Lab contains state-of-the-art technology to provide a full range of resources to ECU faculty, staff, and students including over 40 PC’s, 3 iMac’s, 2 high-speed document scanners, a flatbed scanner, a color book scanner, 2 high-volume black and white laser printers, and a color laser printer. Over 40 software titles are available in the computer lab ranging from word processing, spreadsheet, statistical, and presentation software to discipline-specific programs that complement the Division of Health Sciences curriculum.

The Laupus Library Computer Lab is also responsible for loaning out digital camcorders, digital cameras, laptops, iPod touches, and TurningPoint as part of the Equipment Loan Program. The loan program is available to the ECU Division of Health Sciences faculty, staff, and students. Please visit our website for the equipment loan agreement and more information.

Adjacent to the computer lab, our computer classroom supports the library’s instructional services program and is available for use by the Division of Health Sciences faculty and staff. The classroom is equipped with 32 student computers, an instructor computer, a networked printer, and a dual projection system to assist with software demonstrations. The classroom is also connected to the university’s satellite broadcast network for viewing video teleconferences. Telecommunications equipment is available for large-scale distributed meetings, collaborative work sessions, seminars, lectures, tutorials and training between distant groups. Multimedia & Technology Services (MTS) is located on the 1st floor of the Brody School of Medicine Building and the 2nd floor of Laupus Library. MTS is responsible for providing multimedia and biomedical communication services to all units of the Division of Health Sciences. Services provided currently focus on AV consultation and support, classroom support, photography, video services, multimedia design and production, videoconferencing, web development, television production and operation of ECU-TV Channel 99. For questions about MTS services, please contact: 252-744-2467.

Laupus Library is open every day with hours posted at the main entrance of the library and on our Web site. Special hours for holidays and semester breaks can also be found on our website. For more information including hours, announcements and detailed descriptions of all library services and collections please visit: www.ecu.edu/laupuslibrary.

Virtual Library at ECU

Both Joyner Library and the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library electronic resources are available through the VirtualLibrary@ECU. The combined resources of this digital library currently offer more than 270,000 e-books and more than 68,000 e-serials and databases.

 

Division of University Advancement

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The Division of University Advancement supports, encourages, and promotes East Carolina University’s academic mission and vision by interacting with alumni, friends and the greater community. Our goal is to engage and connect these constituents with the university to garner support and secure resources that will enhance East Carolina’s unique place in higher education.

University Advancement works to ensure that the university's philanthropic goals are met, transforming the lives of East Carolina’s students, the citizens of eastern North Carolina, the state and beyond. For more information about the Second Century Campaign, please visit www.ecu.edu/devt.

Alumni Relations

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The East Carolina Alumni Association was created to develop a spirit of cooperation and loyalty among alumni and to promote the general welfare of the institution. The scope of the association, organized by the classes of 1911 and 1912 in June 1912, has grown tremendously as the alumni population has multiplied with a growing ECU. In order to keep pace with a rapidly developing university, the Alumni Association was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1967. Since that time the alumni population has increased from 15,000 to more than 130,000.

Further information concerning programs, services, and memberships may be obtained online at www.PirateAlumni.com or by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations at (252) 328-6072. The Alumni Center is located at the corner of Fifth and Biltmore Streets.

University Development

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University Development helps raise friends and resources for East Carolina University through major gift officers, corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, planned giving, and donor relations. Together, University Development engages with alumni, donors and friends of ECU in support of the university’s strategic priorities.

Information Technology and Computing Services

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Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS) provides ECU students, faculty, staff and alumni with up-to-date information technology services and support. Visit the New Student Resources Welcome page for a comprehensive list of resources, (www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/welcome/newstudentresources.cfm), policies and guidelines available to new ECU students. The Welcome Web page is frequently updated as emerging technologies and new services are adopted by ITCS and offered to the campus community.

The IT Help Desk offers technical assistance to ECU students regarding software, hardware, and network-related questions through e-mail, telephone or live online chat. Students can also search ask.ecu.edu to troubleshoot software and hardware issues, find helpful technology-related instructions and review frequently asked questions.

Students can check their ECU Outlook Live e-mail at mymail.ecu.edu. Outlook Live provides a large mailbox, plenty of file storage space, and even a built-in chat feature. More information is available at www.ecu.edu/studentemail. The East Carolina Alumni Association, in partnership with the Student Government Association and ITCS provides East Carolina graduates with a lifetime e-mail address that shows graduates’ affinity to their alma mater (https://pirateid.ecu.edu/alumni).

ACE Student Computing Support Center provides walk-in support for PC and Mac systems, software, network and virus/malware problems. As a certified repair center, ACE also offers additional hardware support and repair (including loaner computers) for students purchasing computers through the ECU Student Stores’ computer program.

While students are not required to purchase a specific computer brand to attend ECU, several academic programs do require or recommend students have access to certain computer specifications in order to complete coursework. Some programs also have specific software requirements, such as AutoCAD or graphics programs. For a list of computer requirements by department, visit the ACE Computer Purchase page (www.ecu.edu/ace).

Students can also visit any one of over 80 computer labs on campus (www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/studentcomputerlabs/). To locate available labs, visit the Campus Labs Web page where a click on any computer icon opens details such as real-time seat availability, phone contacts and building location. Students can also make a reservation with the Virtual Computing Lab and access many required software programs from their home computer to complete class assignments (www.ecu.edu/vcl).

All enrolled ECU students are eligible for free Microsoft products (www.ecu.edu/microsoft4students). Through a special license agreement, students can get one of each of the following: Microsoft Office Professional Academic; Microsoft Office for Mac Academic; Microsoft Office Language Pack; and Microsoft Windows Professional Upgrade. A perpetual license allows students to keep the software even after graduation.

While residence halls are networked through a hard-wired high-speed network, ITCS provides a wireless environment for both the main and health sciences campuses, and connecting is as easy as connecting through a browser. . Before accessing the ECU network, students are required to install university-approved antivirus software — provided at no cost to all enrolled students, faculty, and staff — and agree to comply with applicable university IT (information technology) policies (www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/policies) and copyright laws (www.copyright.gov; http://libguides.ecu.edu/copyright; http://www.ecu.edu/filesharing).

ECU’s OneStop Web portal (onestop.ecu.edu) allows students to review financial aid information, register for courses, and look up grades online. You can also look up your ECU ID on the “Tools” page within OneStop.

ECU Mobile keeps students, faculty, and staff connected to East Carolina University from on or off campus. Students can instantly contact other Pirates from the ECU directory, stay-in-the-loop with the latest campus news, keep tabs on ECU Pirate sports, watch videos from recent campus events, check grades, access course content and browse the university’s academic catalogs. Download ECU Mobile from the iTunes Store, Android Market on Google Play, and Blackberry World. Students can also visit m.ecu.edu for mobile browsing.

To support ECU’s distance and online learning, ITCS supports Blackboard, Moodle and Centra learning management systems. On-the-go students can access course content, check grades, post to discussion forums, view important class announcements, read and download assignments, upload content, and more through Blackboard Learn. And with over 300 technology-enhanced classrooms, faculty now opt to record many of their lectures for online posts. With My Web self-service, students, faculty and staff are able to create their own academic Web space or personal blog.

It’s easy to learn new technologies through our many training opportunities. Sign up with Microsoft E-Learning and choose modules to learn Microsoft Office, Windows 7 and more, while the free SAS/SPSS training prepares users for statistical research. ITCS offers one-on-one training, face-to-face classes and online tutorials to help students make effective use of any technology.

To learn more about all on-campus technologies visit the ITCS Web site, which provides a comprehensive look at many of the technology resources and policies for ECU students. Additionally, the ECU Technology Digest e-mail newsletter provides valuable information on upcoming software updates, training opportunities and new technology projects affecting the university community.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities

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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is a consortium of ninety-eight doctoral-granting academic institutions and a contractor for the US Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works with its member institutions to help their students and faculty gain access to federal research facilities throughout the country; to keep its members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members. ECU has been a member since 1992.

Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the DOE facility that ORAU operates, undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates as well as faculty enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Students can participate in programs covering a wide variety of disciplines, including business, earth sciences, epidemiology, engineering, physics, geological sciences, pharmacology, ocean sciences, biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics. Appointment and program length range from one month to four years. A comprehensive listing of ORAU programs and other opportunities, their disciplines, and details on locations and benefits can be found in the ORISE Catalog of Education and Training Programs, which is available at http://www.orau.gov/orise/educ.htm or by calling the contact below.

ORAU’s Office of Partnership Development seeks opportunities for partnerships and alliances among ORAU’s members, private industry, and major federal facilities. Activities include faculty development programs such as the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the Visiting Industrial Scholars Program, consortium research funding initiatives, faculty research, and support programs as well as services to chief research officers.

For more information about ORAU and its programs, contact:

John C. Sutherland, Chairman, Department of Physics
ORAU Councilor for East Carolina University
252-328-6739 or visit the ORAU Home Page at http://www.orau.org.

Office of Continuing Studies

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The Office of Continuing Studies serves as a bridge between the student at a distance and the academic and administrative units of the university. The office respects and understands the unique demands of the lifelong learner and is committed to assuring quality accessible programs and services. The office supports the university in maintaining its leadership role in the areas of distance and technology enhanced learning both in our region and beyond. The educational and economic development of the citizens of its service area is a focal point for the office. The office partners with the academic and administrative units of the university and the North Carolina Community College System to meet the needs of the education, healthcare, technology, business, industry and military communities.

The Office of Continuing Studies includes the following program areas:

  • Campus Summer School
  • Continuing Professional Education
  • Distance and Extension Education
  • Lifelong Learning Program
  • Military Outreach
  • Summer Study Abroad
  • The Testing Center

In order to fulfill the needs of a widely diversified group of students, undergraduate degree completion programs, and graduate degrees are offered online via the Internet. The office also provides noncredit courses, seminars, and workshops to meet continuing professional education requirements. For adults 50 and older who want to continue learning in a relaxed atmosphere, a wide array of class topics is available.

The Office for Equity and Diversity

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The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) provides leadership to the university’s efforts to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. The office promotes equity in educational opportunity, programming and employment and promotes an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion for all members of the university community.

The scope of the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) encompasses institutional equity and diversity functions and involves education, intervention, compliance, consulting, programming, outreach and assessment. Administrators in this office monitor institutional practices in support of the principles of diversity and equity so that these guiding principles are applied and assessed institutionally on administrative, academic, budgetary and strategic fronts. Programs and services of the office are available to faculty, staff, and students and support a sustained diverse and inclusive learning, living and working environment.

Office of News and Communications Services

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The ECU Office of News and Communications Services, also known as the News Service, tells the story of the university using the Web, social media, print, video and still photography. It acts as a reporting service for the university community as well as handling media relations. The office is in the historic Howard House on East Fifth Street.

The News Service each day publishes on its home page, www.ecu.edu/news/, timely news stories and the latest information on campus events, activities and issues.

The News Service assists reporters preparing stories about ECU. It assists units across the university with getting news and information to the media and on the Web. It prepares and distributes to the media news releases about activities, honors and developments on campus. It provides information about student honors and graduations to newspapers nationwide.

Patent and Copyright Policies

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East Carolina University is dedicated to instruction, research, scholarship, engagement, innovation development and the extension of knowledge for the benefit of the public good in an environment that is open to collaboration and publication. Inventions, discoveries and other intellectual assets sometimes arise as a result of the conduct of these activities by university personnel, including students, utilizing university resources which may qualify for intellectual property protection in the form of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and service marks. The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina has determined that patenting, and commercialization of these intellectual assets is consistent with the mission of the university.

To learn more about various forms of intellectual property protection and technology transfer opportunities for graduate students, please contact the Office of Technology Transfer or visit www.ecu.edu/ott/.

Research and Creative Activity

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Research and creative activities are essential components of East Carolina University’s mission. Our research and creative activities have received national and international recognition. ECU offers students opportunities to participate in more than 400 externally sponsored research and service projects directed by our faculty. Graduate programs nurture a broad range of research and creative activities from the physical and biomedical sciences to the arts and humanities to community human services projects. Research and creative activities are supported through an extensive network of internal and external resources. Annually, the university secures more than 50 million dollars in research, service, and creative activity grants from private sources and public agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. In recognition of the extent of our research and creative activities, the Carnegie Foundation classifies ECU as a doctoral/research institution.

To learn more about research/creative activity opportunities for graduate students, please contact the graduate program directors, or visit the Division of Research and Graduate Studies Web site: www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/rgs/index.cfm.

Sponsored Journals and Publications

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The Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (JoCI), in the College of Education, is a peer-reviewed, electronic journal that provides a forum for the dissemination of articles focused on research, practice, and related issues relevant to teaching and learning in the Pre K-12 environment. The biannual journal is published electronically at www.joci.ecu.edu.

The North Carolina Literary Review is published annually in the summer by East Carolina University and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. NCLR publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction prose by and interviews with North Carolina writers and articles and essays about North Carolina literature, history, and culture. NCLR Online, a supplemental electronic issue published in the winter, includes book reviews, literary news, and articles related to the special feature section of the year’s print issue.

Tar River Poetry, an international journal of poetry and reviews, is published twice a year (fall and spring) under the auspices of the Department of English.

University Writing Center

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The University Writing Center provides support for all writing in the university, including writing for graduate studies. Graduate students are welcome to visit the UWC to work on coursework, theses, or dissertations. Because of the longer nature of graduate-level writing, however, the UWC recommends that graduate students consider visiting multiple times, working on smaller sections of their work each session. Please keep in mind that the UWC’s goal is writing instruction; this is not an editing service. Graduate students are welcome at all sites of the UWC—Joyner Library First Floor, Bate 2026, and Health Sciences 1504. Students may access additional resources, including the online writing lab for students enrolled in distance education courses, through the University Writing Program Web site, www.ecu.edu/writing.

Student Stores

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Dowdy Student Stores, owned and operated by East Carolina University for the convenience and support of the university community, stocks books, course materials, school supplies, computers, and other educational tools for students on campus, as well as those taking distance education classes. Dowdy Student Stores also carry an extensive line of imprinted ECU apparel, gifts, jewelry, and various accessories.

Additional services include a textbook rental program for numerous in-store and online textbook titles. This textbook rental program can provide a cost savings up to 80% off the new textbook price. Another service provided by the Dowdy Student Stores is the Bookstore Account. The Bookstore Account is tied to the ECU 1 Card, which allows students to place funds in an account, including but not limited to deferred financial aid funds, for purchases in the bookstore. Dowdy Student Stores also operate a Book Buyback Program for students to sell textbooks. Dowdy Student Stores contributes profits to scholarship and other university programs and is among the top donors to the General Scholarship Fund.

Online textbook ordering and other information are available through the Dowdy Student Stores Web site (www.studentstores. ecu.edu) or by phone (252-328-6731 or toll-free 1-877-499-TEXT).

University Policies

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For information on East Carolina University’s substance abuse and racial and ethnic harassment policies, as well as information on affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and sexual harassment prevention policies go to www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/grcat/policies.cfm.