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welcome to your second home.

Our community is waiting to welcome you with open arms. With tons of clubs, groups, sports events, and the vibrant landscape of Elizabeth City, you’ll never run out of ways to explore. No matter where you come from, there’s a place for you at ECSU - and we’ll help you find it.

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Student Life


Congratulations on your admittance to Elizabeth City State University! You will find that ECSU is a warm and friendly campus with faculty and staff who are anxious to assist you in achieving your academic goals.  We want to ensure a smooth transition into academic and campus life at ECSU.  

New Student Orientation

Life on ECSU's beautiful campus will provide you the opportunity to meet new people and develop long-lasting friendships while being near classes and the various amenities offered. Our desire is to provide students with a comfortable and secure community living environment that is engaging and educationally purposeful.


Studies show that student involvement in college reaps a number of benefits. Involved students build stronger support networks, are more likely to graduate (and on time), develop a strong and diverse skill set, and are more marketable to employers when they graduate! Make the most of your time at Elizabeth City  State by exploring the vast opportunities available for students to get involved.

Student Engagement

We believe in mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy students because we know that the demands of college life can be difficult, so we're here to help.




Kevin Wade, Ed.D.

Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and University Advancement
Marion D. Thorpe Administration Building-2nd Floor

Nichole Lewis, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students
204 Office of the Dean of Students, Griffin Hall

Tiffany Hinton, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice Chancellor/Chief Diversity Officer
Griffin Hall-130

Vonda M. Easterling, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Living & Learning
Ridley Student Center 211