The Office of Community Engagement and Research (CER) connects East Carolina University (ECU) with the larger community to create new ways of understanding complex issues through partnership, outreach, and engaged scholarship.
CER enriches and prepares students,
faculty, and staff of East Carolina University to support a thriving future for
eastern North Carolina and the world around us. CER reinforces the enduring values of
the University’s commitment to maximize student success, serve the public, and
lead regional transformation.
History & Awards
In 2007, ECU committed to public service by
creating the Office of Community Relations and Public Service. In 2017, as a recognition of the strong portfolio of community engaged scholarship championed through its programs, the office was renamed the Office of Community Engagement and Research.
It houses an assortment of programs
that foster service and engagement to students, faculty, and staff. ECU
is a Carnegie Engaged Institution, has been designated by the Associate of
Public and Land-grant Universities as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University,
and continues to provide opportunities of discovery and development in eastern
North Carolina and beyond.