East Carolina University



Message about COVID-19 from the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement:

As you are likely well aware, East Carolina University® continues to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak, receiving regular updates from the CDC, U.S. State Department and N.C. Division of Public Health. Effective immediately and until further notice, ECU is implementing a series of actions to protect our community and slow the rate at which the virus is spreading, while maintaining the integrity of our academic offerings (click here for full details).

As of March 18, the Main Campus Student Center is closed until further notice.

During this challenging and unprecedented moment, the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement’s top priority is to continue to support our community, while navigating institutional response and adapting to community safety. Our staff will remain fully accessible and operational via email and phone at this time. We are here to provide any available resources and information we can electronically. 

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

At ECU we prepare our students to live, work, and compete in the 21st century global knowledge-based economy, ready to provide next generation solutions. We measure our success by the accomplishments of our students and their impact upon the world.

At ECU students and professors pursue cutting-edge research and discovery that improves lives and solves problems.

ECU is the intellectual, economic, and cultural center of Eastern North Carolina and we assume fundamental responsibility for the health and well-being of the region we serve. But our vision is even broader.

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

At ECU we choose the path of innovation and excellence that will lead this institution to its destiny of greatness.

At ECU we take our motto- servire, "to serve"-seriously. We change lives, transform our region, and focus upon the future. Innovation and problem solving are at the heart of what we do.

Tomorrow starts here!

1,836 Person | 3,264 Impacts | 11,278 Hours | 306,773 Total Economic Impact