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The College of Education strives to meet ECU's Diversity Goal

East Carolina University is committed to enriching the lives of students, faculty and staff by providing a diverse academic community where the exchange of ideas, knowledge and perspectives is an active part of living and learning. The university seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. The University defines diversity in a broad context to include the representation, integration, and interaction of different races, ethnicities, cultures, national origins, abilities, religions, orientations, intellectual positions, and perspectives. The University desires a pluralistic academic community where teaching, living, and learning, occurs in an atmosphere of mutual respect in pursuit of excellence. The University considers diversity, the opportunities afforded by a diverse learning environment, and the authentic interaction among people from various backgrounds and persuasions to be essential elements in achieving excellence in education.
East Carolina University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

East Carolina University supports the protections available to members of its community under all applicable federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 799A and 845 of the Public Health Service Act; the Equal Pay Act; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974; the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992; and Executive Order 11246 as amended by Executive Order 11375.

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, accommodations of the disabled extend to student programs, employment practices, elimination of physical barriers, and special assistance to disabled students and employees within the university.[1]

Disability Support Services see

The Office for Equity and Diversity provides leadership to the university's efforts to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. The Office promotes equity in educational opportunity, programming, and employment and promotes an environment of diversity, respect, and inclusion for all members of the university community.

Profiles in Diversity Nomination Information

The College of Education Diversity Committee would like to announce its new Profiles in Diversity series. When choosing recipients for this honor, the Diversity Committee will consider a broad spectrum of nominees in order to recognize, highlight, and honor COE faculty and staff whose contributions: 

  • lead to new understandings of inequality
  • enrich the lives of historically underserved populations
  • advocate for and catalyze changes in oppressive social systems and structures, or
  • push us towards the realization of equity within schools and communities. 

Special attention will be given to faculty and staff whose identities and work may have been historically marginalized in society and mainstream educational research and practice.  

People interested in putting forth a nomination should submit the information requested below to any current member of the COE Diversity Committee. Self nominations are welcome. To nominate someone, submit in writing: 

  • The name of the nominee
  • The nominee's position in the COE
  • A brief statement of no more than 250 words explaining how the nominee's work and life exemplify a commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice.  

Once selected, recipients will respond to a questionnaire asking them more about their work and experiences so that their profile can be posted on the COE Diversity webpage and in the display case outside the Dean's office in Speight. Recipients will also be invited to participate in a panel discussion with other recipients at the end of the year.    

We look forward to your nominations!
COE Diversity Committee


College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony – December 19, 2015

On: 03 Nov 2015 21:07
The College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2015 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The faculty and staff of the College of Education are pleased to present a special Graduate Recognition Ceremony (GRC) for our graduates. The ceremony will feature individual recognition of College of Education […]

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College of Education hosts Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute

On: 29 Sep 2015 16:21
East Carolina University’s College of Education hosted its second Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute on Sept. 12 for close to 100 pre-service and in-service teacher educators from the Latham Clinical Schools Network, a privately funded partnership program that supports the enhancement of 39 school systems in eastern North Carolina. As an expert in the field […]

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College of Education awards more than $475,000 in scholarships to ECU students

On: 16 Sep 2015 21:20
East Carolina University’s College of Education has awarded $476,000 in scholarships to 78 outstanding students for the 2015-2016 school year. A total of 95 scholarships and awards, ranging from $250 to $20,000, were presented. Several students received multiple scholarships. Recipients were honored Aug. 28 at the ECU College of Education Scholarship Recipient and Donor Recognition […]

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International Literacy Day Celebration a Great Success!

On: 09 Sep 2015 14:20
On September 8, 2015, the Department of Literacy Studies, Teaching Resource Center, and Literacy Volunteers of Pitt County partnered together to celebrate International Literacy Day. The celebration included a free book exchange outside of Joyner Library on East Carolina University’s campus. Department representatives, along with partners from the Teaching Resource Center and Literacy Volunteers of […]

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College of Education is Busting Myths about Teaching

On: 27 Aug 2015 15:10
On August 23, 2015, the College of Education helped welcome over 5,000 students at Pirate Palooza, the university’s largest annual welcome back celebration, held in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. . Pirate Palooza featured a variety of ECU traditions and activities where students had the chance to participate in athletic games, speak with vendors, enjoy food, and win […]

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