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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.


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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:

  • Campus Living/Off Campus Student Services
  • Center for Counseling and Student Development
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Dowdy Student Store
  • ECU Police Department
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Cashier’s Office
  • Parking & Transportation Services
  • Red Cross
  • Student Health Services
  • 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.

    1. There are hotels with limited vacancies in the area.
    2. Work with the Dean of Students Office for short-term displacement: 
    • Call (252) 328-9297 and have your Banner ID and provide your current local address. The Dean of Students will work with the Campus Living Neighborhood Service Office to assign a vacant residence hall room. Displaced students should bring their ECU One Card, a pillow, toiletries, medications and clothes/supplies for 4-5 days. Students are not permitted to bring alcohol, weapons, tobacco/e-cigarettes, or pets. 
    3. Local apartment complexes are offering one month leases to displaced students:
    For example, The Bellamy is offering flexible lease dates for those evacuating.  Call 252-321-7662 for more information. 
    4. Returning to your residence, if located in the mandatory evacuation zones:
    Once flood waters recede to the stage where teams can inspect structures, inspections will be made prior to allowing occupants and owners to re-enter the area to make sure that flooded structures are safe for entry. 
    For City of Greenville residents, please see this document with additional information.
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced details for Greenville homeowners, renters, and business owners to register for federal disaster assistance if they experienced loss or damages as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

    You may register online at, by downloading the FEMA mobile app, or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). For people using TTY, the number is 1-800-462-7585. These toll-free numbers will operate from 7:00 AM until 11:00 PM (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

    Homeowners and renters can apply for grant assistance to help with rent, temporary housing and home repairs to their primary residences, as well as other serious disaster-related needs, such as personal and necessary items, moving and storage expenses, transportation, medical and dental expenses, or funeral and burial reinternment costs caused by the disaster.

    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.

    Most all student services should be back to normal operations. Click below for specific information about student services:
    For the most up-to-date information, please see:

    Contact NC Volunteer Organization Active in Disasters

    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 to get in touch with someone who can take your gift over phone. 

    Any one interested in volunteering specifically with the local American Red Cross or Salvation Army can visit their webpages (linked here for your convenience).

    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, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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