Housing & Residence Life

Living Learning Communities

Find Your Community

Live with students that share your interests with our Living Learning Communities.
 
Mission:
To provide relevant academic, professional, cultural, and social engagement opportunities to men that promotes their holistic development in student success, leadership, and cultural and civic engagement.
 
Vision:
To be a leading partner in the efforts to enhancing educational achievement and cultural engagement for minority men within the region.
 
Goals:
  • Improve retention rate for ECSU men;
  • Increase graduation rate for ECSU men;
  • Instill a sense of pride in being a member of an ECSU men’s initiative program;
  • Establish a sense of group unity and academic mindedness in support of graduation efforts;
  • Instill an overall commitment to achieve student success
  • Provide professional development and leadership training opportunities
 
Eligibility:
  • Be a first-year student
  • Self-identify as male
  • Reside in Bias Hall
 
Expectations
    • Participate in training, activities, workshops, and events;
    • Challenge yourself to achieve new goals and explore alternatives;
    • Expand and cultivate relationships amongst a network of professionals and peers;
    • Learn how to operate in a network of talented peers;
    • Dress and conduct yourselves in an appropriate and professional manner;
    • Encourage, uplift, and support peers;
    • Be a willing to serve and volunteer across the ECSU campus and Elizabeth City Community;
    • Make intentional efforts to monitor and support your academic success;
    • Take initiative in developing and cultivating positive relationships;
    • Listen and keep an open mind in order to benefit from the experiences, insights, and advice;
    • Treat others time and contributions as value;
    • Respond promptly to request received regarding the CHAMPION Scholars program;
    • Be polite and courteous;
    • Accept leadership responsibilities that may arise;
    • Complete assessment and surveys;
    • Participate in a focus group as needed; 
Mission:
To provide relevant academic, professional, cultural and social engagement opportunities to undergraduate, first-year female students who reside on campus that promotes their holistic development.
 
Vision:
To be a premier enrichment program that increases student retention and graduation rates by its commitment to providing holistic support and resources to first-year female students through their tenure at ECSU.
 
Goals:
  • Improve ECSU female student retention rate;
  • Increase ECSU female student graduation rate;
  • Instill a sense of community among collegiate women;
  • Enhance members' collegiate experience at ECSU through mentoring, academic enrichment, and holistic development opportunities.
Eligibility:
  • Be a first-year student
  • Self-identify as a female
  • Reside on campus
Expectations:
  • Participate in all activities, workshops, and events;
  • Challenge yourself to achieve new goals and explore alternatives;
  • Cultivate relationships amongst a network of professionals and peers;
  • Dress and conduct yourself in an appropriate and professional manner;
  • Encourage, uplift and support your peers;
  • Serve and volunteer on campus (ECSU) and off campus (Elizabeth City community);
  • Make an intentional effort to monitor and support your academic success;
  • Accept leadership responsibilities that may arise.
For more information, contact:

Ms. Tiffany Hinton
Assistant Dean of Students

trhinton@ecsu.edu
Mission:

To provide Biology and Mathematics majors an opportunity to reside on campus that promotes an environment of cohort studying and learning.

Vision:

To provide an opportunity for Biology and Mathematics Majors to live together in an environment where tutoring, advising, mentoring, and survival skills are forged. 

Goals:
  • Overcome barriers in courses with high failure rates
  • Improve study habits
  • Cohort living and learning
Eligibility:
  • Biology or Mathematics Major
  • S. Citizen
  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester
  • Demonstrate need (determined by FAFSA)
Expectations:
  • Participate in bi-weekly meetings with STEM Navigator
  • Participate in meetings with Mentor
  • Successfully monitor and support your academic success
For more information, contact:

Kenya Hinton

252-335-3544
knhinton@ecsu.edu

Mission:

To create an aviation centric, safe, and fun learning environment for learners to and allow for the student resident to be surrounded by aviation career minded individuals in their own on campus residential space for students to develop skills vital for their academic and professional growth.

Vision:

This community will be established to foster and synergize aviation scholars in the newly developed and state-of-the art residence hall “Viking Towers”, where everyone in the community shares a passion for aviation and will socialize through planned aviation and cultural events, activities, and group studies.

Goals:

Students will be able to engage with faculty in with in the Aviation and Emergency Management Department, academic advisors, alumni, and others on a more personal level.  Students will be exposed to a positive aviation and aerospace education experience, grow together academically and socially, and network for possible career opportunities after graduation within a relaxed and supportive community.

Eligibility:

Freshman or first-year student who shares a passion for aviation and identifies with or have an interest within the community should be allowed to join however, only if space is available upper-class students may apply as mentors.

Expectations:
  • Participate in training, activities, workshops, and events
  • Challenge yourself to achieve new goals and explore alternatives
  • Expand and cultivate relationships amongst a network of professionals and peers
  • Learn how to operate in a network of talented peers
  • Encourage, uplift, and support peers
  • Be willing to serve and volunteer across the ECSU campus and Elizabeth City Community
  • Make intentional efforts to monitor and support your academic success
  • Take initiative in developing and cultivating positive relationships
  • Listen and keep an open mind to benefit from the experiences, insights, and advice
  • Respond promptly to requests received regarding the First in Flight program;
  • Accept leadership responsibilities that may arise
  • Complete assessment and surveys
  • Participate in a focus group as needed 

Mission:
To create a supportive, enjoyable living and learning environment for honors scholars through offering an immersive community-oriented experience with engaging academic and social programming. 
 
Vision:
We envision talented honors scholars building a tight-knit sense of community who both learn and socialize together along their educational journey at ECSU. 
 
Goals:
  • Establish and build relationships with other Honors scholars through a shared living community
  • Participate consistently in interactive Honors events and activities 
  • Take advantage of opportunities for leadership within the living community and campus-wide
  • Interact with Honors faculty and staff on a more personal level in a relaxed environment
  • Persist successfully within the University Honors Program from entry to graduation
 
Eligibility:
  • Be accepted into the University Honors Program
  • Registered for/enrolled in Honors courses
  • Planning to reside on campus (Bias Hall)
  • Complete the Housing Application and Sign the Housing Agreement
  • Open to all genders
 
Expectations:
  • Consistently participate in University Honors Program-sponsored activities, workshops, and events
  • Challenge yourself to achieve new goals
  • Make intentional efforts to monitor and support your academic success
  • Dress and conduct yourself in an appropriate and professional manner
  • Listen and keep an open mind in order to benefit from experience, insight, and advice
  • Take initiative in cultivating positive relationships amongst a network of professionals and peers
  • Accept leadership responsibilities that may arise
  • Encourage, uplift, and support your peers
  • Uphold the Student Code of Conduct 
  • Be willing to serve and volunteer across the ECSU campus and within the Elizabeth City community
 
 
Read more about our Honors Program.
What sets it apart:

In this all-gender community, we hold each other accountable in the pursuit of career paths that require focus, high-level team support, camaraderie, and honor. The experiences and life goals of those who will take an oath to serve, protect or support the efforts of those who do, are unique and valiant.

Mission:

To provide students pursuing careers in criminal & social justice, with federal safety, security, and intelligence agencies and any student who is affiliated with armed services, an opportunity to live, study and become career-ready as a cohort.

Vision:

To be a sought-after community of scholars  for targeted career and leadership opportunities, and to serve as a model for peer-accountability, propelling others toward achievement of career goals and ambitions.

Goals:
  • Develop study habits, and personal coping techniques, needed to manage high-demand security careers
  • Overcome barriers of meeting rigorous academic and career-field standards
  • Enhance members' collegiate experience by intentionally building community through professional and peer mentoring, academic enrichment, and holistic development opportunities.
Eligibility - You belong in Vikings of Valor if you are:
  • Involved in ROTC or enrolled in Military Science courses; or
  • Involved in the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI); or
  • Majoring in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security or related degree; or
  • Affiliated with armed services, military dependent, or receiving military/veterans’ benefits
  • Open to all genders
  • Open to all undergraduate classifications
  • Planning to reside on campus
Expectations:
  • Participate in 75% of related career-readiness activities, workshops, and cultural events;
  • Challenge yourself to achieve new goals and uphold Student Code of Conduct.
  • Cultivate relationships amongst a network of professionals and peers;
  • Encourage, uplift and support your peers, and adhere to community standards
  • Serve and volunteer on campus (ECSU) and off campus (Elizabeth City community);
  • Accept leadership responsibilities that may arise.

 **Application for this living-learning community is accessible through the Housing Application for incoming and  Returning Students.**

For more information, contact:

Dean of Students

deanofstudents@ecsu.edu