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"The fascination of Sociology lies in the fact that it makes us see in a new light the very world in which we have lived all our lives."  
Peter Berger, Invitation to Sociology

Sociology Graduation Recognition Ceremony to be held in Brody Building (see below).


Ever wondered why we do the things we do or how they came to be? Sociology is the study of society. It examines people, cultures, families, social and political institutions, organizations, relationships and the processes and dynamics that make up up these things and the world in which we live in. It helps us to understand systems of social differentiation and inequality, including gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age, to name a few.

The Sociology Department at ECU is committed to helping its students develop the skills and knowledge required to apply the "sociological imagination" to both their professional and personal lives. From the undergraduate curriculum to the graduate level, department faculty actively engage students, fostering a sound comprehension of sociology and the role it plays in today's world. Our alumni are employed in a variety of occupations ranging from research, education and social services to law and medicine.

Follow the links above to find out more about what a Sociology degree can help you achieve and for further information about our degree programs, faculty and staff.

The Sociology Graduation Recognition Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 9th at 2:00pm in the Brody Building auditorium on the medical campus. Brody Building is adjacent to the hospital (building #15 on the map below):


Guests coming from the University Commencement in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium will go left on Charles Boulevard as they depart the parking lot and then turn right onto Greenville Boulevard at the first light. Take the next right onto Arlington Boulevard (just after the Colonial Mall). Follow Arlington Boulevard for approximately 3 miles until you reach Stantonsburg Road. Turn right on Stantonsburg Road and then left on Moye Boulevard (in front of Vidant Medical Center). Follow Moye Boulevard around a wide curve and you will see the Brody Building on your left. Pass the building and turn left on North Campus Loop to access the parking lots (which will then be on your right). You may park in any of these lots (regardless of posted permit restrictions). Go in the front door of the building and attendants will direct you to the auditorium.

To utilize GPS, program your system to 600 Moye Boulevard, Greenville NC 27858

For directions using Mapquest 

Graduating seniors should provide to Andrea Menichelli, in the Sociology department office, addressed envelopes for guests to whom they would like us to send a formal invitation. You may pick up department envelopes from Ms. Menichelli and simply write the addresses on the envelopes. You should also complete a Personal Information Form and return it to the office as well. These were emailed out to all students and are also available in the Sociology Department office.

Individuals with questions about Sociology's Graduation Recognition Ceremony may contact Ms. Menichelli in the Department Office at 252-328-6193.