Public Service

Public service occurs when ECU faculty, staff, and/or students work to improve communities in eastern North Carolina and beyond. This work involves communities and benefits communities as it also advances scholarship by linking theory and practice across a wide range of academic disciplines. This work occurs through engagement and outreach activities, coursework, and service to the community.

Long Range Outcomes Of Public Service:

  • Students who have a sense of their connection to communities and other stakeholders and who apply their knowledge in the public domain to make the world a better place
  • Empowered communities who collaborate with ECU in addressing problems and resolving issues
  • Broad interprofessional networks of scholars focused on community issues
  • Recognition of public service as a valued component of ECU
  • Operationalization of ECU's mission

PSCR Programs & Initiatives