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 23,000. 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:
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:
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
Officers of Administration
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors elects a president, who administers The University of North Carolina.
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
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
Office of the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Administration and Finance
Research and Graduate Studies
Information Technology and Computing Services
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:
Academic Divisions, Colleges, and Schools
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.
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.
J. Y. Joyner LibraryJoyner Library is the main campus library at East Carolina University. Joyner offers an abundance of print and online resources, including:
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 LibraryA 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 ECUBoth 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.
Child Development CenterThe Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center (CDC), located in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations in the Rivers Building, serves as a model teacher training and research facility for students and faculty. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and licensed by the State of North Carolina as a five-star child care center, the CDC maintains high standards in developmentally appropriate programming for preschool children. The CDC provides high-quality educational services to infants, toddlers, and young children and their families while serving as a training site for students in birth through kindergarten teacher education. Equipped with observation rooms and audio-visual recording equipment, the CDC also functions as a site for student and faculty research. Requests for information should be made to the director, Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center (CDC), Department of Child Development and Family Relations, College of Human Ecology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; telephone 252-328-6926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Developmental Services AgencyThe Greenville Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) is a part of the ECU Brody School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and contractually serves as the local lead agency for the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program. The CDSA is one of seventeen regionally-based CDSAs providing a system of early intervention supports and services for infants and toddlers, birth to age three who have, or are at risk for developmental delays and their families. The ITP is a federally mandated program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities ACT, and funded by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
As local lead agency and single portal of entry for birth to three referrals, the Greenville CDSA has primary responsibility for providing multidisciplinary evaluations, determination of eligibility for the program, service coordination for eligible children, and consultation and technical assistance to enrolled service providers providing recommended intervention services for eligible children and their families. The CDSA ensures that evaluation, case management and intervention supports and services are available within the seven county catchment area in the eastern region of North Carolina.
The CDSA serves as a student placement for practicum and internship experience for a variety of academic disciplines including social work, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, nutrition, and child development and family studies.
Requests for further information should be directed to: Children’s Developmental Services Agency, East Carolina University, Irons Building, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; telephone 252-737-1177.
Family Therapy ClinicThe Family Therapy Clinic provides a full range of therapeutic services to individuals, couples, families and larger systems while serving as a training site for students in the master’s degree program in marriage and family therapy and doctoral degree program in medical family therapy. The Code of Ethics of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy regarding confidentiality and the professional practice of marriage and family therapy is rigorously adhered to by all clinic therapists.
Located at 612 East Tenth Street, adjacent to campus, the Family Therapy Clinic is equipped to facilitate observation and supervision and is open twelve months a year. Charges for services at the Family Therapy Clinic are adjusted according to family income. No individual, couple, family is denied services because of an inability to pay. Referrals and requests for information should be made to the Family Therapy Clinic, Department of Child Development and Family Relations, College of Human Ecology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; telephone 252-737-1415.
Navigate Counseling ClinicNavigating life’s challenges can be difficult. The Navigate Counseling Clinic can help. Our services are individualized to help you relieve stress, improve relationships, choose a career, feel better about yourself, improve your interpersonal skills, and/or address your use of alcohol or other drugs. We take a holistic approach to counseling individuals, families, and groups utilizing evidence-based and innovative interventions on an outpatient basis. Our clinicians are supervised by doctoral graduate students and faculty, whose credentials include licenses as professional counselors, clinical addiction specialists, counselor associates, recreational therapists, and certifications as clinical supervisors, rehabilitation counselors, vocational evaluation specialists, and biofeedback specialists.
Persons eligible for services include ECU students, faculty, and staff, and adult residents of Greenville and its vicinity. A nominal fee, based on a sliding scale, will be charged for services but no eligible persons will be turned away for inability to pay. We are located room 4410 of the Health Sciences Bldg on ECU’s west campus. If you have questions or would like to schedule an initial appointment, please contact us at 252-744-0328 or Navigate@ecu.edu.
Office of Military ProgramsThe East Carolina University Office of Military Programs provides outreach services to the military installations of North Carolina by delivering courses and degree programs to the Armed Forces community. Memoranda of agreement with the various bases outline the topics, course offerings, and delivery methods of campus-wide programs to the military family.
The Office of Military Programs comprises the Department of Aerospace Studies (US Air Force ROTC) and the Department of Military Sciences (US Army ROTC). Aerospace studies offers a cognate minor and military science offers the professional military education (PME) requirements for the United States Army.
Office of Engagement, Innovation, and Economic DevelopmentECU’s Office of Engagement, Innovation and Economic Development (OEIED) is the primary university administrative unit charged with aligning and engaging ECU’s resources to foster growth in industry sectors that will bring new jobs and investments to eastern North Carolina and drive successful and sustainable economic transformation; and provide critically needed resources and direct technical assistance to underserved, limited-resource, limited capacity communities.
To accomplish these goals and fulfill ECU’s mission as “a national model for public service and regional transformation”, OEIED leverages the expertise and resources of East Carolina University with education, industry, government, military and community partners in pursuit of the following strategic priorities:
Requests for further information should be directed to: Office of Engagement, Innovation and Economic Development, East Carolina University, Willis Building, 300 E. First Street, Greenville, NC; telephone (252) 737-1380.
Speech-Language and Hearing ClinicThe purpose of the East Carolina University Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic is twofold. First, it is a clinical training facility for graduate students who are preparing to become speech-language pathologists or audiologists. To accomplish this, graduate students participate in outpatient diagnostic, treatment, and consultative services throughout the academic school year and during the summer session. During these activities, students are under the direct supervision of fully licensed and certified faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Second, the clinic is a service facility for the university students and the surrounding communities in eastern North Carolina. Outpatient diagnostic, treatment, and consultant services are offered for all types of speech, language, balance and hearing disorders, to individuals of all ages.
In addition to the above, the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Program is also a part of the ECU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic. This program is funded by the NC Scottish Rite Foundation. Services provided include complete diagnostic services for children with language disorders, language learning disabilities, and reading disorders.
The clinic is located in the Health Sciences Building, Suite 1310, College of Allied Health Sciences on West Fifth Street. Appointments can be made by calling the Clinic at 744-6104.
Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH)TEACCH was established by the 1972 General Assembly as a statewide program within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Medical School. TEACCH will be administratively changed to the Area Health Education Centers in 2011. The Greenville TEACCH Center (GTC) is in close proximity to the East Carolina University (ECU). The GTC works closely with Child Psychiatry Fellows and Developmental Pediatric Residents at the Medical School, the ECU Children's Developmental Services Agency and other allied health departments. The GTC provides a specialized service in the diagnosis, treatment, education, and habilitation of persons with autism spectrum disorders. The center also provides consultation and training throughout a twenty-seven-county area of northeastern North Carolina. One of the goals of the program is to equip professionals and parents with strategies designed to enhance the skills and abilities of each individual with autism. The goal of TEACCH is to allow persons with autism to be accepted and to reach their maximum potential as members of the community. The program serves children, adolescents, adults, and their families.
Students in medicine, psychology, special education, child development and family relations, marriage and family therapy, social work, occupational therapy, and similar departments regularly participate in observation and training. Faculty and staff from the center provide lectures, internships, and practicum experiences as well as volunteer possibilities for students. Inquiries should be sent to John M. Dougherty, Ph.D., Director, Greenville TEACCH Center, South Hall Professional Center, 108-D West Fire Tower Road, Winterville, NC 28590; telephone 252-830-3300; FAX 252-830-3322.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 www.orau.org.
The Office of Continuing Studies includes the following program areas:
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 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.
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.
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.
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).