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ECU CARES about YOU!

East Carolina students face many stressors during their college tenure.  Additionally, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus may also be experiencing stressors in their lives that ultimately impact their behavior negatively while in the workplace or while part of our campus community. Frequently, fellow colleagues and peers - students, faculty and staff - are in a good position to identify individuals on campus who, as a result of these stressors, are exhibiting signs of difficulty coping.  

As such, ECU CARES was developed to offer assistance to distressed individuals, connecting them to appropriate campus resources, and reporting concerning behavior to professionals on campus.  This can be a critical first step in helping the individual(s) improve and ensuring a safer campus for everyone.

Below, you can view our on- and off-campus resources, how they are here for you, and how to utilize them.
Office of Victim Services
The Office of Victim Services Victim Advocacy provides assistance to any member of the ECU Community who has been the victim or witness to a crime or other traumatic event. The Victim Advocate provides support and guidance in the following ways:
  • An opportunity to talk about what happened
  • Accompaniment to meetings, court hearings, etc. to serve as a liaison
  • Referrals to campus, community and state resources
  • Provide information to help with deciding on a course of action
  • Planning for your future safety and that of your friends through workshops and presentations

How do I contact this resource?

Location: 609 East 10th St (part of ECU police department)
Daytime phone number: 252-737-1466
After hours phone number: 252-328-6787 (available 24 hours, seven days a week) Email: ecupdva@ecu.edu


ECU Center for Counseling and Student Development
The Center for Counseling &Student Development is a convenient on-campus resource for helping students deal with a wide range of problems. The center offers counseling for individuals, couples, partners, and groups to suit what will work best for you. They also offer services like substance abuse counseling, psychiatric medication consults, referrals, workshops, and crisis services. Appointments are required for non-emergency visits, but crisis or emergency visits are usually seen immediately without an appointment. All services are free to ECU students.

How do I contact this resource?
Location: Umstead Hall, Room 137
Regular hours: 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday
Emergency and Crisis Services hours: 11 AM-4 PM, Monday through Friday
Phone number: 252-328-6661
After hours emergency: Contact On-Call Counselor by contacting the ECU Police Department at 252-328-6787


Student Health Services
East Carolina University Student Health Services (SHS) is a primary health care facility located conveniently on central campus, comprised of dedicated professionals providing easily accessible and affordable health care to enrolled students. Our facility specializes in the overall health and well being of each patient in our campus community by offering a comprehensive list of services.

How do I contact this resource?

Location: on Main Campus between the Flanagan building and Joyner East
Hours of Operation
Office phone number: 252-328-6841
Free 24 Hour Nurse Line: 252-328-6841
Online Student Health Portal
General health questions: gotquestions@ecu.edu


ECU Police

The mission of the East Carolina University Police Department is to partner with students, faculty, staff, as well as, visitors to provide and maintain a safe learning environment while enhancing the quality of life at East Carolina University and the surrounding community.The East Carolina University Police Department will support the educational mission of the university by promoting safety, providing services, and working in collaboration with the university community. Its statutory arrest jurisdiction includes all University property as well as streets and sidewalks adjacent to the property. In addition, it participates in a mutual aid agreement with other local departments, including the City of Greenville, which gives University Officers jurisdiction in much of the city-area surrounding the University. The ECU Police Department offers services like emergency blue-light phones, a ride-along program, lost and found, a crisis intervention team, and various education programs.

How do I contact this resource?
Location: Blount House, 609 East Tenth Street, Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone number (non-emergency): 252-328-6787
Email: ecupolice@ecu.edu
Report a Crime- can be reported anonymously


Title IX

Title IX, formally known as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, mandates that no person shall be excluded from participation in or discriminated against on the basis of sex in programs or activities at educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Acts of sexual violence, harassment and/or misconduct are forms of sex discrimination. The U.S. Department of Education maintains an Office for Civil Rights to enforce Title IX and ensure that institutions comply with Title IX.

How do I contact this resource?

Title IX Coordinator: Ms. LaKesha Alston
Email: alstonl@ecu.edu
Location: Office for Equality and Diversity, Old Cafeteria Complex, Suite G 406
Phone number: 252-328-6804
File a complaint - online or in person


Dean of Students
The Dean of Students staff serves as a liaison between students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators to assist with individual or group crisis, navigate campus procedures, and serve as an advocate for students when needed. The office is the primary resource for individuals who need assistance identifying the appropriate resources available. In an effort to meet the individual needs of our students, the Center for Counseling and Student Development, the Department for Disability Support Services, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Legal Services, Parent Services, and the Student Health Services join with the Dean of Students to make available comprehensive student services and thematic programming that emphasizes personal, emotional and academic development. These departments work in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students by responding pro-actively to crisis, safety, wellness and access matters. Collectively, we are committed to helping every member of our community succeed.

How do I contact this resource?
Location: 362 Wright Building
Phone number: 252-328-9297
Email: dos@ecu.edu


Student Legal Services
ECU-SLS is an advisory service that does not provide in court representation. We can provide you with advice on a large number of issues including how to go about handling minor and routine matters. There are, however, many occasions when we are asked by students if they need a lawyer to represent them in court on a particular matter. The simple answer is that it is a matter of personal choice. However, there are many advantages to having an experienced lawyer represent you that make it very worthwhile to seriously consider hiring a lawyer to represent you and protect your interests.

In traffic and criminal matters: Often, lawyers can appear on your behalf by way of waiver so that you will not have to attend court. They can easily obtain a record check for you in traffic or criminal cases and know the policies of the different assistant district attorneys or judges who appear in court on a given day. Most importantly, lawyers know the rules of evidence and procedure. While you may believe that you have a valid defense you must ask yourself if you know how to present that defense or how to prepare a plea in mitigation if you are found or plead guilty. While there is no hard and fast rule, the more serious the charge the greater the need for a lawyer; as one local judge once said, "you can do anything by yourself, including trying to remove your own appendix, but it is not a smart thing to do." Many times, hiring a lawyer will save you time and money and yield a better result.

In civil cases: As above, you should consider knowledge of rules and procedures and the complexity of the case. Civil cases are notoriously complex, especially when they proceed above the small claims court level. There may be statute of limitations questions as well as discovery issues to consider. Again, it is a personal choice, but hiring a lawyer can save you time, money, and provide you with a certain degree of stress reduction.

How do I contact this resource?
Jeffrey J. Blick, JD at Owens, Nelson, Owens & Dupree, PLLC
Phone number: 252-757-3300
Email: JBLICK@onlaw.us


ECU's Good Samaritan Policy
A tool designed to provide support for those needing medical assistance in an alcohol related emergency that promotes/encourages Pirates to engage in responsible action, bystander intervention. It also removes fear of negative consequences by waiving the first alcohol offense through the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR) and instead of disciplinary action, OSRR will use a more educational approach.


Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR) staff fosters student growth by promoting students' awareness and understanding of their rights and responsibilities as community members, addressing student conduct and creating developmental learning opportunities, and engaging students in ethical decision-making. OSRR administers the East Carolina University Student Code of Conduct, which governs students' on- and off-campus conduct. Office staff is also engaged in campus education on various issues, such as academic integrity, citizenship development, and conflict resolution. OSRR staff is available to advise all campus community members on their rights under the Student Code of Conduct and the ECU conduct process as well as to clarify University policies pertaining to student conduct.

How do I contact this resource?

Location: 364 Wright Building
Phone number: 252-328-6824
Email: osrr@ecu.edu
Non-Academic Incident Reporting Form


Real Crisis Intervention
REAL Crisis Intervention is a non-profit agency offering free 24/7 counseling and an extensive referral service. They offer services including counseling, information &referrals, sexual assault services, advocacy, suicide intervention &prevention, Pitt Resource Connection, Dial-A-Teen, Community Resource Connection, and outreach & education.

How do I contact this resource?
Location: 1011 Anderson St., Greenville, NC, 27858
Phone number: 252-758-4357
Email: realcrisis@embarqmail.com


Center for Family Violence Prevention

The Center for Family Violence Prevention is a non-profit organization based out of Greenville, North Carolina dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence. We offer counseling for victims and their families, provide court advocates who assist victims in legal matters, and provide treatment programs. Our safe house, New Directions, provides victims and their families a safe shelter and prepares them to be self-sufficient.

How do I contact this resource?
Location: 150 E. Arlington Blvd. Suite D, Greenville, NC 27858
Phone number: 252-758-4400
24 Hour Crisis Line: 252-752-3811
Toll free number: 800-537-2238


Vidant Medical Center

Greenville Police Department

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

Bystander Intervention - a philosophy and strategy for prevention of various types of violence, including, but not limited to, bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence.

The Bystander Effect is defined as a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely related to the number of bystanders. (Ex. the more people(bystanders) that see an incident happening, the higher the chance that they will think someone else will step in and help, but not them).

 Bystander Intervention Tips and Info

  • Approach everyone as a friend
  • Do not be antagonistic
  • Avoid using violence when possible
  • Be honest and Direct
  • Recruit help if necessary
  • Keep yourself safe
  • If things are getting out of hand, call the Police

  • Schedule a Bystander Intervention Program
    - ECU Campus Wellness has trained facilitators if you would like a Bystander Intervention program for your group or class. Click here to fill out the customize request form.

    East Carolina University has developed a program called "Stand. Speak. Act." to help empower students on campus to become active bystanders and protect their fellow Pirates.

  • Stand: Stand up for what is right. Take a stand against bullying. Stand up to perpetrators. Stand up for your fellow Pirates.
  • Speak: Speak out against violence. Speak up on behalf of fellow Pirates. Be honest and direct when you speak in a situation.
  • Act: Call the police or 9-1-1. Avoid using violence whenever possible. Recruit help if necessary.
  • Official ECU Reporting Options
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