The Sigma Xi Chapter at ECU was established on May 2, 1974 by a group of scientists from DuPont (Kinston) and ECU. The charter membership comprised 26 associate members and 73 full members. Of these members, many have since retired, but most accomplished recognizable activities e.g., dean of the graduate school, department chair, president of a college, an invertebrate species named in their honor, and of course recognition for their teaching, research, and service. The tradition of excellence continues today with the present membership.
We hereby pledge ourselves, in accordance with the purposes and objectives of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, to encourage investigations in science, to foster companionship and cooperation among scientists, to maintain honor, integrity and honesty in all scientific activities, and to assure the other continuing responsibilities of membership.