The Division of Student Affairs is comprised of 29 units with over 300 employees. Student Affairs actively supports the University's missions of education, research, and service by providing comprehensive programs and services to assist each student in developing intellectually, socially, morally, physically, personally, and culturally. The Division anticipates students' developmental needs throughout their collegiate experience and promotes that development by fostering a community of learning. From Campus Recreation and Wellness to Living Learning Communities, Student Affairs offers a broad range of support services, activities, and programs that seek to enhance the learning environment, optimize the student experience, and accommodate the diverse needs of all students. Moreover, the Division seeks to contribute to the development of the whole individual by fostering in each student a deeper appreciation of the importance of life-long learning, individual responsibility, and human diversity.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hurricane Matthew Flooding
If you have additional non-emergency questions, please call the ECU Call Center at 252-737-5100.
For additional information regarding the Disaster Recovery Center, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 252-328-9297.
If you have an emergency, please call 911 or ECU Police at 252-328-6150.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, ECU's campuses saw only minor damage. We had some trees down on and around campus, a few leaks and inundations, and the flood lots did indeed flood, but were closed, so no vehicles were impacted. No power was lost to campus. The impacts to campus itself with the flooding of the Tar River are very limited.
The city and county have seen considerably more impacts, with a number of roads damaged from high water, bridge closures, tree damage, power outages, and residential flood inundation. Greenville Utilities and Duke Power have worked endlessly to return power to our area and continue to protect power infrastructure. NC DOT and the city have been working to make necessary roadway repairs or identify detours. Water supply was never disrupted.
The majority of the flooding in Greenville has been north of the Tar River, but some residential areas just south of the river are flooded. See the City of Greenville's State of Emergency Map.
At this time, our major concern should be for the people of our region, including ECU students and employees. It is not business as usual. There will be hard work, difficult decisions, and inconvenience.
In accordance with our ECU policy, “Class time that was missed should be made up by alternative activities or assignments relevant to the classes missed, and chosen at the discretion of the affected faculty members.”
Students will not be penalized for missing work during the recent closure, i.e., Wednesday (10/12) through Monday (10/17) regardless of delivery method;
Make-up work should be integrated into existing schedules;
Expectations for making up missed work should be communicated to students in writing as soon as possible;
Alternative activities or assignments as a substitute for class days will be prioritized;
Some employees and students still face difficult situations, coming from counties that have been devastated and, in some cases, having witnessed a total loss in their Greenville (local) residences.
As we continue to deal with the aftermath of severe flooding in parts of the Greenville community, and other areas throughout North Carolina, ECU will open a Disaster Recovery Center to aid affected students and employees.
Under the leadership of Dr. Lynn Roeder, the Recovery Center will open Tuesday, October 18 from 10:00am – 7:00pm in the Willis Building for ECU students and employees. Operations will continue through Friday, October 21 at which time it will then be determined if the center needs to operate the week of October 24.
The departments and offices that will be represented in the Recovery Center include:
Students will also receive assistance in completing online forms for FEMA.
For additional information or to volunteer at the Disaster Recovery Center, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 252-328-9297.
Other relief programs include crisis counseling and legal assistance. Individuals should also contact their insurance company to file an insurance claim. FEMA is unable to duplicate insurance payments. However, those without insurance or who may be underinsured may still receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.
A volunteer resource coordinator has been established for Pitt County, linking individuals looking for volunteer opportunities with community groups, churches, and other charitable organizations providing relief efforts. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact them at 252-902-3676.
The Students' Treasure Chest at ECU helps support students who may be facing difficulties, including those caused by Hurricane Matthew. You can give online (see link) or email Give2ECU@ecu.edu to get in touch with someone who can take your gift over phone.
The Salvation Army will be accepting donations for recovery efforts; at this time those donations need to be limited to cash, toiletries, and canned food goods.
The Red Cross is seeking nurses and disaster mental health volunteers to assist in shelters; to sign-up visit the link above. You can also donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
From Harris Teeter to Orientation Leader
Associate Director, First Year Programs
Office of Student Transitions
Years in Position:
Describe your first job:
Cashier at Harris Teeter.
What did you learn then that you still use today?
I learned customer service skills. I frequently use these skills during planning and facilitation of summer orientation where I work with 25 Orientation Assistants to welcome over 9,000 students and their families each summer. I also use these skills as I work across campus departments and divisions to coordinate the two day orientation.
What advice do you have for students enter their first job?
Take advantage of every opportunity to gain more experience. Do your job!
The new East Carolina University Student Centers projects will change the face of both campuses. The Health Sciences Student Center broke ground in July 2015 and will be 20-22 months under construction. The main campus student center breaks ground in late fall 2015 and will be 24-26 months before completion.
A website has been created to showcase the two student centers projects. Visit www.ecu.edu/studentcenters for more information related to the history of the project, what will go inside and see the latest renderings for both facilities.
Please click here to view the application for placing Non-University Publications on East Carolina University's campus. The deadline to submit for the academic year 2015-16 is June 30, 2015.