Newly-hired faculty and staff, newly-admitted students, alumni and department-sponsored non-employees are assigned a unique username, or PirateID, to use when signing in to email, Office 365 and other ECU online systems. A user's PirateID is not the same as the ECU ID, which identifies an employee or student within ECU's administrative system.
Your new PirateID is activated through the Passphrase Maintenance Portal. During this process, a strong passphrase is created, security questions are created and a texting number is identified. Begin this process through the Passphrase Maintenance Portal.
After activation, use the passphrase maintenance website to
Upon graduation, a student's PirateID/email account is migrated to the alumni system.
*Other criteria include: 1) no active incomplete, 2) the student has not graduated, 3) the student has not taken a class for
credit as a degree-seeking student, 4) the student is not in good academic standing (ex., academic suspension)
service request form to extend a prospective
employee's PirateID past 45 days.
*Retired faculty/staff are allowed to reactivate their PirateID/ECU email/academic web space up to six (6) months after their last work day.