Corporate Sponsorship


ECU’s Division of Student Affairs is always eager to build and continue relationships with local and regional companies and organizations. There are multiple opportunities for your company to get involved with the amazing things that Student Affairs is doing for its students.

By partnering with the Division of Student Affairs, you have the opportunity to reach many of ECU’s most involved, and often most enthusiastic, consumers. Our partnership opportunities range from full-scale, comprehensive support of our programs to sponsoring specific vendor participation events. But, if you don’t find an opportunity that suits your needs, let us know. We look forward to discussing alternatives. If you are interested in providing in-kind donations, please let us know.

For more information or to secure a sponsorship at any of the following events, please contact Dr. Keith Tingley at (252) 737-4827 or tingleyk@ecu.edu.

Sponsorship opportunities include, but are not limited to:

Raid the Rec

East Carolina University Campus Recreation & Wellness hosts Raid the Rec annually at the Student Recreation Center (SRC) during Friday of move in weekend. There will be free food, games, inflatables, fitness activities, Indoor glow-in-the-dark roller skating, a DJ, and t-shirts available for participants. The event began in August 2017 and had more than 2,500 students in attendance.


Pirate Palooza

ECU’s premier welcome event promoting student engagement that takes place at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium the day prior to classes beginning in August. Filled with Pirate traditions, students will have the opportunity to listen to live music, participate in novelties and inflatable games, and win free prizes. Free food will also be available provided by Aramark Catering Services. Student attendance generally exceeds 5,000 each year.


Beach Fest

East Carolina University Campus Recreation and Wellness hosts Beach Fest each September. There will be free food, games, inflatables, and t-shirts available for participants. Students can take a ride on our zip line, paddle on the lake, or just relax in the sun on the sandy beach at the North Recreational Complex during this exciting event. This signature event is sure to draw a crowd as students wait all year to collect another iconic shirt and enjoy the great autumn weather in Greenville.


Family Weekend

For many decades, East Carolina University’s Family Weekend has welcomed our Pirate families and friends on to our campus for an exciting and full weekend of events. This year’s Family Weekend celebration will truly be unmatched, with even better family-oriented activities than ever before. This is an amazing opportunity to reach students, alumni, visitors, university faculty and staff, families, and friends. As a sponsor, you will have full access to our entire audience to strengthen your brand through recognition and presence at our incredible events.


ECU Homecoming Week

This week-long event is a staple at any university, but nothing compares to the Pirate Nation’s annual Homecoming Week game and events. Sponsors will table at two events: The Homecoming Concert and Cannon Ball.


Polar Bear Plunge

The annual Polar Bear Plunge will be held at the Student Recreation Center where ECU students, faculty and staff can reveal their wild side by taking a plunge into the icy waters of the outdoor pool in the heart of winter. This event started in 1997 as part of the Grand Opening Week for the Student Recreation Center. The first event started with only 35 participants and grew to over 1000 in 2012.


Spring Fest

East Carolina University Campus Recreation & Wellness hosts Spring Fest annually at the North Recreational Complex every April. There will be free food, games, inflatables, fitness activities, a 5D simulator, petting zoo, zip lining and boating. Students can earn T-shirts/promotional items by participating in various game and events. Participating in more events increases students’ chances to win more promotional items, T-shirts, and engage in all CRW’s amazing programs and services.


Barefoot on the Mall

This event hosted by the Student Activities Board is held for the campus community to celebrate the end of the academic year with live music, entertainment, and giveaways, including a Barefoot T-shirt available to students only. The tradition of Barefoot began in 1979 and averages over 5,000 students each year.


Storm the Stadium

Storm the Stadium is one of the longest stair climb challenges in Eastern North Carolina. All proceeds from Storm the Stadium will go to support scholarships and programming for ECU’s student veterans. In addition, there is an “ultimate” version for those who want to really test their limits. Attendance for this events is expected to be 200 to 300.


Day at the Main Campus Student Center

Opportunity to have a table at the Main Campus Student Center from 10AM-6PM. The table will be located at the main entrance. This student center receives over 1,500 students per day.


Day at the Health Science Student Center

Opportunity to connect with students on Health Sciences Campus through a table in the foyer of the Student Center from 10AM-6PM. This student center receives over 400 students per day.


Day at the Dining Halls

Opportunity to set up a table at the entrance of one dining hall on one day from 10AM-6PM. The dining halls receive over 5,000 students per day.


Day at Campus Recreation and Wellness

Opportunity to connect with students who visit the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center through a table in the foyer from 10AM-6PM. The Rec Center receives more than 3,500 students a day.


Pirate Reads

The Pirate Read aims to allow first year students to share a common reading experience with fellow classmates, faculty, and staff prior to coming on campus. The author of the selected book presents to the campus community during the fall semester. Sponsorship includes tabling at the author’s symposium.


Transfer Orientation

Attend the five transfer orientation’s involvement fair in the Main Campus Student Center during March, May, and October. Each sponsor will be provided a table. In addition, each sponsor will be given slide show recognition for online student orientation.


Housing Fairs and Bus Tours

Off-Campus Student Services department hosts Fall and Spring Housing Fairs and Bus Tours for students interested in living off campus. The housing fairs provide an opportunity for students to collect information in one place about housing facilities in the community. The bus tours are an opportunity for off-campus venues to showcase their locations to students and reach potential residents that are normally unable to venture off campus. Sponsors will be listed as tour stops.