Students enrolled in East Carolina University are expected to uphold, at all times, standards of academic integrity and personal behavior that will reflect credit upon themselves, their families, and East Carolina University. Students are also expected to behave with propriety, and to respect the rights and privileges of others. They are expected to abide by the laws of the city, state, and nation, and by all rules and regulations of East Carolina University. Failure to do so may result in sanctions or separation from the university.
Registration at the university implies the student’s acceptance of the published academic regulations and all other rules found in any official publication or announcement. University rules and regulations apply to all students. Conduct regulations, including the academic integrity policy, are described in the East Carolina University Student Handbook (www.ecu.edu/studentlife/scr).
Also included are the university sexual harassment, discrimination, conflict of interest policies, and the student grievance procedures involving equal opportunity complaints.
A copy of Safety and You, the University publication that includes crime statistics in compliance with federal regulations, is also in the handbook.
HousingCampus Living is committed to offering personal and affordable services, supporting the academic mission of the university, and providing opportunities for individual growth within a comfortable environment and caring community. The ECU campus provides a supportive atmosphere in which a student can explore new academic ideas and social experiences. Campus Living means meeting new people, some of whom will become good friends for life; living in an environment conducive to studying, where academic assistance is readily available; and taking advantage of numerous benefits, such as proximity to classes and campus activities, neighborhood, and lifestyle options that suit ones’ personality.
A variety of living and dining options are available. ECU has both suite style and traditional residence halls located in three neighborhoods on the campus. College Hill, Central, and West neighborhoods offer the convenience of living near classrooms, the library, recreational facilities, campus activities, and campus facilities. The university currently maintains fifteen residence halls that over 5,500 students call home. Residence hall amenities include cable, high speed internet, free online music services, laundry, and a wide range of educational and social programs, at no additional cost.
Information regarding university housing is available at Campus Living, Office Suite 100, Jones Residence Hall. Detailed information is available through Campus Living; 252-ECU-HOME (328-4663); or the ECU home page at www.ecu.edu/ campusliving.
Students have enough to worry about on campus: classes, studying, work and extracurricular activities. They shouldn’t have to stress about eating too. Having a meal plan lets them grab a meal with friends, when they want it and where they want it. Having a meal plan also means never worrying about cooking, doing dishes, or rummaging for spare change when it’s time to eat. Customers also save sales tax whenever they use their plan.
In addition to great food, convenient locations and flexible meal plans, ECU Campus Dining hosts an array of special events throughout the year, giving students the change to enjoy great food, get together and make new friends. The Jam® Rewards Program is available free to all ECU students. Jam gives students the opportunity to earn points with every dining purchase. Points can be cashed in for free items, including gift cards and electronics, or points may be donated to America’s Second Harvest Food Bank. More information is available at www.jamrewards.com.
A staff nutritionist monitors all dining menus and is available to assist students with special dietary needs. More information about ECU Campus Dining is available at the ECU Dining Services office in Jones Residence hall, by telephone – 252.ECU. FOOD (328-3663) or visit online at www.ecu.edu/dining.
Adventure: The adventure program offers both single-day and multi-day trips every semester, such as sea kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, whitewater rafting, caving, and surfing. The adventure program also provides workshops on a variety of outdoor skills, such as outdoor cooking, kayak roll sessions, and trip preparation. Outdoor equipment can be rented at the Adventure Center in the Student Recreation Center. In addition, the adventure program operates a team building and leadership development course through the Team Training Center.
Aquatics: The aquatics program provides group and private swimming lessons for adults and children as well as training and certification in community first aid and safety, CPR for the professional rescuer, and lifeguard training.
ARISE: An adapted recreation program provides opportunities in recreational activities for individuals with disabilities. ARISE offers adapted wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, hand cycling, rock climbing, and a number of unique special events. In addition, ARISE will assist in providing reasonable accommodations to allow participation in all other program offerings of the department.
Campus Wellness: Campus wellness assists students and faculty/staff in making healthy lifestyle decisions by learning knowledge and skills necessary to achieve optimal health for personal and academic success. Campus wellness is a resource for the ECU community providing health and wellness education through individual consultation, outreach programming, awareness events, and health resources. Health education professionals are also available to answer questions about health-related matters, to work out individualized plans to enhance health, and to make referrals. A resource library of books, brochures, CD’s, videos, and models are available for loan.
Club Sports: The club sports program combines recreational opportunities with instruction and competition in a variety of sports-related activities. Clubs are developed and organized by students, with administrative and financial support provided by Campus Recreation and Wellness. Participants have the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they become involved in the day-to-day operation and management of their club. Active clubs include the following:
Fitness: The fitness program provides quality personal training, group fitness classes, seminars, workshops, and lifestyle enhancement classes designed to provide education about a variety of healthy lifestyle options. Personal trainers are nationally certified and can provide new exercise techniques and motivation. Group fitness classes are offered in a variety of class formats, including cycling, kickboxing, step, multi-impact, aqua, and muscle strengthening. Lifestyle enhancement classes include yoga, tai chi, shag dancing, ballroom dancing, and self-defense.
Intramural Sports: Intramural Sports offers a wide variety of competitive and recreational opportunities encompassing team, individual/dual, and special event activities for both men and women. Participation is open to all currently enrolled students and presently employed faculty and staff. Individuals or teams wishing to participate in an intramural sport need to attend the registration meeting for their selected sport. Registration meeting dates and times are published in a program guide available at the Student Recreation Center.
Volunteers: Volunteers are a critical work force within many areas of CRW. Whether you are looking to complete volunteer hours for a course, seeking to accumulate service hours, or just want to help, there are a number of opportunities to get involved in a setting that is recreational and fun.
Student Employment: Campus Recreation and Wellness employs over two hundred students annually. Jobs are available in all program areas, and an application is available online. Campus Recreation and Wellness also offers several graduate assistantships and internships.
Student Recreation Center: The 150,000 square foot Student Recreation Center, located next to Mendenhall Student Center, houses six multi-sports courts, one squash and six racquetball courts, a twenty-seven foot climbing wall, a one- seventh mile track, indoor/outdoor pool with lounging area, Center Court juice bar, three exercise studios, 10,000 square foot cardiovascular and weight training area, and outdoor adventure center, as well as locker rooms and administrative offices. Currently enrolled students who have paid activity fees are automatically members of the Student Recreation Center, and may use it by presenting a valid ECU One Card. Distance education students, faculty, staff, ECU alumni, spouses of ECU faculty, staff, and alumni, and student spouses are eligible to purchase memberships to the Student Recreation Center. Guest and dependent day passes are also available for purchase. Dependents/guests are admitted for free on Saturdays, up to three per ID, and when accompanied by a member.
“Fitness Pointe” Weight Room: Housed in Jones Residence Hall this 1,900 square foot cardiovascular and weight training fitness facility is conveniently located for students who live on College Hill Drive.
Blount Recreational Sports Complex: This outdoor field complex, located off of Charles Boulevard behind the Belk Building, has eighteen acres of sport fields for flag football, soccer, softball, and club sports activities. These fields are used for intramural and club sports and can be reserved for use by campus groups with advance notice.
Team Training Center: Located in a wooded area adjacent to the Blount Recreational Sports Complex, this Challenge Course facility includes a variety of both high and low elements that are used to facilitate groups through initiative games and team building exercises. Numerous campus and community groups complete courses that can be individually tailored to meet the specific objectives of their organization. In the summer of 2006, the fifty-foot Alpine Tower was added, which provides a variety of high element challenges.
Frisbee Golf Course: The only eighteen-hole Frisbee Disc Golf Course in the UNC system is located adjacent to the ECU Baseball/Softball field complex, off of Charles Boulevard. No reservations are needed to use the course. Frisbee discs may be checked out from the customer services desk at the Student Recreation Center.
North Recreational Complex: In spring 2006, a groundbreaking was conducted for the Phase 1 development of a 129-acre multi-sport field complex and park, which is anticipated to be completed by spring 2008. Phase 1 includes development of approximately sixty-five acres to include eight lighted multi-sport activity fields, a six acre lake, field house and separate maintenance facility, roads and parking, and suitable landscaping.
Wellness Center: Opened in spring 2007, the Wellness Center is available to all students, faculty, and staff free of charge. Operated by Campus Wellness Education Leaders (CWELs), the center offers materials to check out, such as books and videos, free health screenings, educational packets, nutrition diet analysis and more.
The Dean of Students Office works directly with students to help solve problems, to assist in individual and group crisis management, and to advocate for students when appropriate. Students are encouraged to visit staff in the Dean’s Office to discuss ideas, personal issues, or general concerns about student life at East Carolina University.
By connecting with other university departments and offices, the office supports the needs of students and student communities and identifies resources to respond to those needs.
The Dean of Students Office administratively oversees the following areas: Center for Counseling & Student Development, Center for Off-Campus and Community Living Disability Support Services, Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, Office of Victim Services and Student Health Services.
Committed to teaching civic engagement, the Dean of Students Office cultivates a caring environment that values personal and academic integrity, respect for all people, and responsible citizenship that holds students accountable for their behavior. In collaboration with the university, the Dean of Students’ staff is invested in serving students in a safe and healthy environment. Students are encouraged to call 252-328-9297 for an appointment or to consult with the dean’s staff. The web page may be accessed at www.ecu.edu/studentlife/dos.
The Center for Counseling and Student Development is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Students are encouraged to call 252-328-6661 for an appointment or to consult about emergency services. The web page can be accessed at: www.ecu.edu/cs-studentlife/counselingcenter.
The Student Health Service does not issue official university excuses for illness or injury. If requested, at the time of service, the Student Health Service will confirm in writing that the student received medical care on that date. If a faculty member needs additional information regarding visit dates or the nature and/or scope of illness or injury, the student must authorize release of the information by signing a release of information form at the Student Health Service.
The telephone numbers for the Student Health Services are as follows: main switchboard 252-328-6841; pharmacy 252- 328-6841, ext. 608.
The Health and Nutrition Education department is located in the Student Health Service Building. For more information, call 252-328-6794 or visit our website. www.ecu.edu/wellnessed.
The Center for Off-Campus and Community Living promotes and encourages a diverse environment that supports the personal and academic development of students. We empower students to become model citizens of the university, their community or neighborhood, and of Greenville.
Working closely with students, neighborhood associations, and landlords, the Student Neighborhood Relations Facilitator is an advocate for the students. The primary focus of this office is educating students on aspects of becoming an ideal citizen of their community. The Facilitator works to resolve town and gown issues and helps create viable solutions to various forms of conflict. Some of this education covers topics on city ordinances, zoning, safety, how to have a responsible party off-campus, and how to be a good neighbor. Contact 252-328-2847 or www.ecu.edu/studentlife/offcampus for more information.
The office also provides programs for commuter students and adults re-entering college, by providing information about available campus, community, and regional programs and services. These programs provide opportunities for adult and commuter students to interact socially with students in similar circumstances and to feel more connected to campus life. The office sponsors an off-campus living fair during the fall semester and provides off-campus housing information on its web site. For additional information regarding special programs for adult and commuter students, contact 252-328-2847.
Barefoot: Develops events and programs for this day-long celebration of spring.
Films: Selects blockbuster Hollywood hits and presents them free of charge on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in Hendrix Theater.
Popular Entertainment Committee: Presents programs by artists from the world of jazz, folk, rhythm and blues, rock, and popular entertainment.
Spectrum: Presents programs of high interest and high entertainment value, including: lecturers, hypnotists, mimes, and comedians.
Visual Arts: Presents art exhibits in the Mendenhall Gallery and sponsors the annual ILLUMINA Student Art Competition.
Cultural Awareness: Brings diverse offerings of music, arts, speakers, and exhibits from around the world, including minority films, the International Festival, the Black Arts Festival, and Handicapped Awareness Week programs.
Marketing: Publicizes and promotes Student Union events.
Annual New York Adventure: Arranges bus trips for students, faculty, and staff to the Big Apple during the Thanksgiving break.
MSC RecreationMSC Recreation, located on the lower level of MSC, features the Outer Limitz and the Pirate Underground/Billiards. Outer Limitz has eight regulation bowling lanes equipped with automatic scoring and bumpers. Pirate Underground/Billiards has nine nine-foot pool tables, three butterfly table tennis tables, electronic and board games. MSC Recreation sponsors bowling and billiards leagues, Playstation tournaments, and ACUI qualifying tournaments for regional competitors. Recognized student organizations, clubs, campus departments, and student groups can reserve these areas.
Expressions, a periodic magazine, is published by the students. It includes campus news, much of which is of particular interest to minority students. Expressions may be accessed at www.expressions.ecu.edu.
The Rebel is the university literary magazine published by the students.
WZMB-FM is the student radio station offering news and a variety of musical programs of interest to all segments of the university community.
The Buccaneer is the university official yearbook. Student staff work year-round to produce a historical document of university life.
Central Ticket OfficeLocated on the main floor of Mendenhall Student Center, the Central Ticket Office provides tickets to a variety of campus wide programs and events, including programs by the Student Union Programming Board, Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series, Travel-Adventure Film Series, Family Fare Series, Arts Smart Series, School of Music, School of Theatre and Dance, Family Weekend, rentals for Wright Auditorium, Student Organization programs, and more. Tickets to home games for football and basketball are also distributed at the Central Ticket Office. Students are required to present an ECU One Card to secure complimentary and discount tickets.
East Carolina University Poetry ForumThe East Carolina University Poetry Forum conducts an informal workshop in poetry that meets in the Mendenhall Student Center at 8 p.m., the first and third Thursday during the months of the academic year. The forum sponsors the visits of established poets. Robert Creely, Patricia Goedicke, William Stafford, James Dickey, Carolyn Kizer, Lucille Clifton, Fred Chappell, and Louis Simpson are among the poets who have read on the ECU campus.
S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts SeriesCulture isn’t only about experiments in a Petri dish or a strand of pearls. Rather, culture is about having the opportunity to attend concerts by some of the greatest artists and performers that the world has to offer. The ECU S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series presents an annual season of nine of the world’s best performers and performances of classical, opera, modern dance, ballet, Broadway, jazz, and more, in Wright Auditorium at modest prices. A component of the College of Fine Arts & Communication, the series has served the university and regional community for more than forty years with cultural arts programming. The series also offers dynamic pre-show dinner/panel programs to help audiences learn more about the performances and the performers. For those who desire an extended opportunity to be involved, the series offers graduate assistantships, marketing internships, and office assistantships.
Family Fare Series/Arts Smart SeriesDedicated to providing culturally-enriching programs for young audiences, the Family Fare Series offers wholesome, curriculum related plays and concerts for family audiences on Saturday afternoons at Wright Auditorium. Arts Smart, a companion program,offers these performances to school children ages K-6, who are bused to campus from twenty-one eastern NC counties.
Executive Branch: The executive branch of SGA consists of the student body president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. All four of the executive officers are elected annually by a majority of those voting in the student body elections. The executive branch represents the student body in working with the faculty, administration, official guests, and students from other schools. The president of SGA serves as an ex-officio trustee.
Legislative Branch: The legislative branch of SGA, also known as the Student Senate, a collective group of ECU students who strive to enhance the student experience at East Carolina University by serving as a forum for student views and by protecting the rights and privileges of the student body. The senate, with the approval of the executive branch, distributes student fees to registered campus organizations, which allows students to engage in programming, attend relevant conferences and conventions, and sponsor recreational and service activities.
Judicial Branch: Student members of the Judicial Boards hear cases arising out of alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. The Student Attorney General also rules on SGA constitutional issues.
SGA Student Legal ServicesA student who is facing legal situations may contact Student Legal Services, which is funded by SGA to answer legal questions and give legal advice. There is no charge to the student for this service. The attorney will not represent the student, but may refer to another attorney. Call the SGA office, 252-328-4726, for a confidential referral.
The staff of the center works in conjunction with university departments and colleges to produce academic support programs and assist with orientation, transition programs, retention, and graduation activities. The center also helps promote the principles of cultural competence among the entire university.
The cultural center is the heartbeat of East Carolina University’s multicultural activity. Educational resources at the center include: a reading room/library computer workstations, tutorial services, health and career information, genealogy research tools, space for meetings, tours, and art exhibitions.
The multicultural programming sponsored by the cultural center includes several ongoing programs and observances such as Dialogue on Diversity, Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Deaf Heritage Week, Multicultural Holiday Celebration, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, and other special recognitions.
The cultural center hosts receptions and provides meeting facilities for students, staff, and faculty. A kitchen and other spaces are available for students to relax between classes. For more information, please contact Ledonia Wright Cultural Center at 252-328-6495 or visit www.ecu.edu/lwcc.
The Career Center is located at 701 E. 5th Street (corner of 5th & Jarvis) or online at www.ecu.edu/e3careers. The Career Center is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and can be reached at 252-328-6050.
The East Carolina University Police Department is a full-service police organization that operates twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. The department consists of fifty-six certified officers, ten auxiliary officers, twenty-five to thirty student patrol officers, ten to fifteen SAFE Ride drivers, twelve telecommunicators and seven full-time support service personnel.
Each member of the university community is responsible for campus safety. To assist in this endeavor, the Campus Safety Section of the Operations Division promotes a safe environment through prevention, awareness and educational programs. The department collaborates with the Student Neighborhood Relations Facilitator in promoting a healthy and safe environment for students living off-campus.
Information about crime prevention and criminal activity on the ECU campus, streets and sidewalks adjacent to campus and in non-campus properties controlled by recognized student organizations is available at www.ecu.edu/police. That site provides crime statistics for the previous three years and information about the security of campus facilities, including residence halls; crime prevention information; information about services and counseling for victims of violence, including sexual assault and domestic violations, and the substance abuse policy; a link to information about registered sex offenders; and a listing of lost and found items turned into the department.
The department non-emergency telephone number is 252-328-6787. A 911 call placed from any campus telephone will reach the ECU Police Department.