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ECU’s Division of Student Affairs is working closely with Uptown Greenville to better understand the connection between Pirate Nation and our local businesses near campus. This survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. There are questions related to Uptown Greenville’s offerings related to entertainment, food, bars, and shops. You can share what you like about Uptown as well as offer suggestions to improve the experience. Please click here to take the survey.

Incentives: Everyone who completes this survey will be entered into a random drawing for up to three chances to win $100 to any single Uptown Greenville establishment of your choice. In addition, there will be one guaranteed student winner, one guaranteed faculty or staff winner, and one guaranteed winner from the newsletter drawing.

What is Uptown Greenville? Sometimes referred to as downtown, Uptown Greenville is the entertainment and retail space adjacent to ECU with a multitude of shops, bars, restaurants, and other venues. Uptown Greenville is loosely bounded by the Town Commons and the Tar River on the north, S. Jarvis Street on the east, 10th Street on the south, and Albermarle Avenue on the west. For a visual view, please visit this interactive online map of the various establishments in Uptown Greenville.

Thank you for your participation. Prize winners will be notified Friday, November 2nd.


Kirk and Dasha Little

Kirk and Dasha Little – Greek Life Suite Named

The Greek Life Suite in the Main Campus Student Center will be named in honor of East Carolina University alumni Kirk and Dasha Little of Chesapeake, Virginia.

A substantial gift from the Littles will be used to support Greek Life leadership programming, Student Veteran Services, a scholarship for ECU Ambassadors and scholarships for fraternity and sorority members.

In addition, a new fund called the Interfraternal Scholarship will support members of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). The Littles are advocates for the NIC and want to recognize membership in NIC organizations.

Click Here to read the full story about the Little Family Greek Life Suite in the new ECU Student Center.


Gordon Darragh Scholarship at ECU

A lesser-known scholarship at East Carolina University valued at up to $100,000 aims to attract high achieving students on par with North Carolina State’s Park Scholarship and the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill.

The Gordon Darragh Leadership Scholars Program provides a merit-based, four-year scholarship that covers tuition, fees, room and board, and emphasizes leadership development with the goal of enhancing the overall image of the university.

The scholarship’s namesake, Gordon Darragh, is a retired Greenville resident with a passion for supporting students. He said he hopes his scholarship helps attract the greatest talent to ECU.

Click here to read the full story about the Gordon Darragh Scholarship at ECU


ECU one of 18 campuses to address food insecurity in NC
North Carolina Campus Compact has joined forces with Food Lion Feeds to launch a “Collegiate Challenge” that will mobilize colleges and universities to address hunger in their local communities.

East Carolina University is among a group of 18 geographically diverse schools — including 4-year colleges and universities and 2-year community colleges — that will host events to raise awareness about hunger in partnership with their local food banks, on-campus pantries and local Food Lion stores.

Click here for the complete story.


Labor of Love
Tom Daniel has been working in construction for decades, but his latest project is by far the closes to his heart. Daniel, a ’92 and ’11 alumnus, is a senior project manager for the new Main Campus Student Center, a state-of-the-art building with enough bells and whistles that many are calling it the future “front door,” “gem” and “pride” of ECU. Click here for the complete story.


Main Campus Student Center
The ECU Main Campus Student Center will officially open on January 7, 2019. Click here to view the live construction camera and time lapse.

  • Total Project Days – Nearly 1,000
  • More than 900,000 construction hours to date
  • No damage from Hurricane Florence
  • Parking Deck near completion
  • Outdoor Pirate Vision screen being installed
  • Crews working 7 days a week