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Our Values

East Carolina University is committed to honoring the values that have guided the progress of the university. As we look to the future, we will sharpen our focus on those that are critical to our continued growth.

Among the values that will be key to our success are the following:

  • Scholarship. We will be a community where intellectual freedom, scholarly discipline, and the rigorous pursuit of knowledge thrive.
  • Leadership. Our students, faculty, and staff will demonstrate leadership in their professions and communities.
  • Service. We will work toward solutions to the challenges of our region, state, and nation.
  • Discovery. We will harness the skills and knowledge of our faculty, staff, and students to create a brighter tomorrow for North Carolina.

Our Mission

To be a national model for student success, public service, and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow’s leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.

Our Commitments

Maximize Student Success
The success of our students is the ultimate measure of our university. We will support excellence, expand opportunity, and celebrate achievement.

Serve the Public
Service has always been at the heart of this university. We will inspire the next generation of leaders to carry this spirit of service into their professional lives. We will demonstrate this commitment to service by being engaged with the needs of eastern North Carolina and beyond.

Lead Regional Transformation
The past, present, and future of this university are closely aligned with the region it calls home. We see the challenges of eastern North Carolina and accept them as our own. Through partnership, leadership, and discovery, we will be a force for progress and growth.

We will keep these commitments while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.

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