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A Message from the Chancellor

Welcome to East Carolina University. Thank you for visiting our home on the Internet. Whether prospective student, current student, parent, faculty, staff, alumni, or friend, you are important to ECU and the Pirate Nation!

East Carolina is a nationally recognized public comprehensive research university, but we are well on our way to becoming a world class institution.

ECU is the intellectual, economic, and cultural center of Eastern North Carolina, but our impact is far reaching. ECU is committed to pursuing cutting-edge research and discovery that improve lives and solves problems.

ECU is where the next generation of doctors, dentists, nurses, teachers, business leaders, artists, performers, athletes, and educated citizens are preparing to change their communities, North Carolina, and the world.

At ECU we prepare our students to live and work in the global knowledge-based economy, ready to join a competitive workforce and provide next generation solutions. At ECU we measure our success in the accomplishments of our students and their impact upon the world.

At ECU our motto is servire, "to serve." ECU is committed to changing lives and transforming our region. We are focused upon the future. Innovation and problem solving are at the heart of what we do. From ECU you can make your mark upon the world. Tomorrow starts here!

Go Pirates!

Cecil P. Staton
Chancellor