Pledge Purple: 

Pledge Purple is a year-long initiative, focused on education and advocacy with the goal of ending sexual violence, harassment, and bullying.


I will not use my hands or words in acts of violence, bullying, or sexual assault. I will educate myself about what violence, bullying and sexual assault looks like in the Pirate community. I will support my fellow Pirates and safely intervene as an active bystander if I witness scenarios of violence, bullying, or sexual assault.

2016 Pledge Purple Schedule

Nov. 14th through the 17th:


Monday: Pledge Day    

·      Health Sciences Campus

o   Take the Pledge Day                   Throughout Health Sciences Campus                       8am – 5pm

·       Main Campus

o   Take the Pledge Day                   ECU Mall                                                                  11am – 2pm


Tuesday: It’s On Us

·       Health Sciences Campus

o   It’s On Us ECU Video               Throughout Health Science Campus                          All Day

o   Pirate Prize Patrol                      Golf Cart on Health Sciences Campus                      10:30am - 2pm

o   Audrie and Daisy Film              AHNURS Room 1100                                                7pm

·      Main Campus

o   It’s On Us ECU Video               Throughout Main Campus                                        All Day      

o   Pirate Prize Patrol                      Golf Cart on Main Campus                                      10:30am - 2pm

o   Audrie and Daisy Film              Sci-Tech Room 307-C                                               4pm


Wednesday: Take Back The Night

·       Health Sciences Campus

o   Survivors Vigil Bus to Main     ECU Heart Institute                                                    5pm

o   Take Back the Night Walk        ECU Heart Institute: Lobby                                       6:30pm

·       Main Campus

o   Survivors Vigil                          MSC 244                                                                    5:30pm

o   Take Back the Night Walk        MSC Hendrix Theatre                                                6:30pm


Thursday: Culminating Event    

·       Health Sciences Campus              

o   Event                                         4th Floor of Laupus Library                                       5:30pm

·       Main Campus                                                 

o   Event                                         Mendendhall: Hendrix Theatre                                  7:30pm


David Otunga

2016 Pledge Purple Keynote Speaker - David Otunga

David Otunga is an actor known for his role in the movie The Call, a WWE professional wrestler, reality TV star, and Harvard Law School-educated lawyer. During David’s WWE career, he has become known for his impressive physique, earning him a top spot (#6) on WWE’s list of the Greatest Physiques of All Time.

David has been featured in countless fitness magazines and fulfilled a childhood dream by gracing the cover of the December 2013 issue of Muscle & Fitness. He enjoys being Steve Harvey’s nutrition expert and “Personal Fitness Guru.” With big dreams and determination, David has transformed his body and life – overcoming bullies, doubters, and stereotypes along the way. He speaks to college students across the country, encouraging them to believe in themselves, set goals, and follow their dreams.

David holds a Doctorate of Law from Harvard Law School and has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois. He lives in the Chicago area with his fiancé Jennifer Hudson, son, and three dogs.

Campus Partners: 

  • Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities
  • Dean of Students Office
  • ECU Police Department
  • Center for Counseling and Student Development
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Health Services
  • LGBT Resource Office
  • Athletics
  • ECU Volleyball Team
  • Student Athletic Advisory Council
  • Campus Recreation &Wellness
  • Greek Life
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Multi-Cultural Council
  • Residence Hall Association
  • The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women
  • Student Activities Board
  • Uptown Greenville
  • Department of Addictions (Health Sciences)
  • Laupus Library
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • Leadership &Service-Learning
  • Office of Equity and Diversity
  • Office of Student Transitions
  • Inter-Professional Health Sciences Leadership Council
  • F.A.M.E.
  • To Write Love On Her Arms
  • She's the First *{East Carolina}


Community Partners: 

  • Kasturi
  • MHA Works
  • She Be Natural
  • Mike's Deli
  • Crave
  • Fire (downtown)
  • The Seahorse
  • Kampus Kutz
  • Sunshine Factory
  • Villa Verde
  • The Scullery
  • Buzz Coffee
  • La Ribera
  • Sup Dogs
  • Another Level Barbershop

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Engage in dialogues, beyond our campuses, building coalitions and enacting change.


Black Student Union / Student Activities Board / LGBT Resource Office / Student Government Association / Student Involvement &Leadership / ECU Civility Committee

Keynote Speaker: Ndaba Mandela – Global and Civic Entrepreneurship

Ndaba Mandela

Following in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Ndaba Mandela has taken the torch – and run with it. Today, Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on as Ndaba continues to keep its beacon of hope bright, fueling its fiery message that one person can make a difference. Thankfully for all, the legacy lives, as Ndaba was recently named one of the “28 Men of Change” by BET. Today, Ndaba is showing the world, through his actions and orations, that Nelson Mandela’s voice and message of freedom still carries and rings true – sounded by a child that became a man under the warm embrace and expert tutelage of one of history’s greatest teachers. Currently, Ndaba is organizing the 95th celebration of Nelson Mandela day and was also instrumental in creating the International Day of Happiness at the United Nations. He continues to keep Mandela on the world’s mind.  

Now, Ndaba Mandela entertains and inspires audiences with tales only he could tell in his presentations exclusively through American Program Bureau. With pride and presence, Ndaba speaks passionately about Africa, its people and its future – which is looking brighter than ever. This is good news, not only for the continent, but also for corporations looking to get in on the ground floor of a steadily rising nation, embracing its vast potential and natural resources. In fact, Ndaba is the co-founder and co-chairman of the Africa Rising Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting a positive image of Africa around the world and to increasing its potential for growth in the areas of education, employment and international corporate alliances for profit and partnership.

Pledge Purple 2015 Photo Albums

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Take Back the Night 2015

Take the Pledge 2015