Outreach ServicesCenter for Counseling and Student Development

Workshops, Presentations, and Programming

The Center for Counseling and Student Development offers various workshops, presentations, and programs to numerous groups within the ECU community throughout the year focusing on an array of emotional & mental health topics. We provide outreach events all over campus for currently enrolled ECU students and workshops or presentations to classes, residence hall groups, student organizations, and groups of faculty & staff. See below for a sample of workshop or presentation topics, to fill out an outreach request form, or to check out our upcoming outreach events happening on campus!
The following are a sample of relevant workshop or presentation topics:
  • Adjusting to College
  • Coping with Grief and Loss Issues
  • Stress & Time Management
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Communicating and Resolving Conflict
  • Self-Esteem Boosters and Busters
  • Getting & Keeping the Relationship You Want!
  • Alcohol & Drug Use on Campus: What You Need to Know  

*Except in emergency situations, outreach requests will be filled based on staff availability. We require at least two weeks notice for our planning purposes. Please fill out our Online Outreach Request Form or click here to print and fill out a hard copy Outreach Request Form. If you fill out a hard copy form, please return the form to the Center for Counseling and Student Development in Umstead 137 or email the completed form to For more information or questions, please contact the Center for Counseling and Student Development at 328-6661.

Down With Dog Days

During the scheduled times listed below, one of our therapy dogs will be present to visit with all of ECU. If you want to say hello or need a pick-me-up, please come by and visit with one of the therapy dogs - no appointment needed. These puppies specialize in looking adorable, puppy kisses, positioning for tummy rubs, and snuggles. Courtesy of the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), there will also be games and activities to play such as corn hole, ladder golf, and more. This is an opportunity to have some fun, burn some stress and, of course, get some puppy lovin'.  


When: September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8

Time: 9:00 am-11:00 am

Where: Sonic plaza

*No alternate location in case of bad weather. Announcements will be made on CCSD social media about cancelations if necessary.

Doggy Bios

Ziva DiNozzo is still considered a young or adolescent Siberian Husky. She is in her first year of therapy animal work and is registered through Pet Partners. She is very excited to be an honorary Pirate. Ziva has lots of energy to burn, but loves cuddling closely with people too. She is a fan of tummy rubs and has a white heart in the fur on her chest that marks just the right spot for the perfect tummy rub. Ziva, like some huskies, makes a singing noise instead of barking. So please don’t be alarmed if you hear her singing at you to come on by to say hello.

Bug aBoo is a handsome, older gentleman with a lot of pep. Bug is a Border Collie Mix and has been volunteering as a Pet Partner team member since 2011. He loves to run, play tug, and chase squirrels, bunnies, and well…. anything that will run. He sometimes has a hard time meeting new dogs, but with a little time, he usually has friends for life. Bug loves Pirate life and is excited to help the ECU community in any way he can.



Before your visit:

Please understand that although there are set times for visits, the animal or handler may need to cancel or end visit early. If this is to occur, you can find notifications on our social media accounts. 

Please do not attend a visit with an animal if you have allergies to animals or have an extreme fear of animals.

Please do not attend a visit with an animal if you are sick. Although most human illnesses cannot be passed to animals, you could pass your illness to others through your play with the animal. 

Please do not attend a visit with food or animal treats. Food can be very distracting to an animal trying to focus on interacting with people. You also do not know what the animal’s diet is and feeding them outside food/treats could make them sick. 

Please do not attend a visit if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

During your visit:

Please wash your hands before and after visiting with the animal.

Respect the animal and their handler at all times. This includes following instructions and being kind to the animal. Please understand that if you are not respectful during your visit, you can be asked to leave.

There may be several other people that would like to visit with the animal during the time you are present for a visit. Please be willing to share the animal if this is the case.


Click here to register for this 4-part, weekly 75-minute mindfulness workshop! 

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In crisis?

Call us at 252-328-6661 (press 2 if after-hours) or walk in M - F between the hours of 11 am - 4 pm!