The 18 group service projects are an extension of the mission of ECU and the Honors College itself. Students admitted to the prestigious program are selected, in part, based on their commitment to service during high school and in their hometowns.
But Honors College faculty fellow Kindal Shores said "none of these students knew what they were in for."
"We basically said, 'Go do some good.'"
The freshmen were assigned organizations and teammates at orientation, but evaluating the needs of their nonprofit and deciding how best to make an impact was up to them.