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Elizabeth City State University is 1891 STRONG!


Since our courageous beginning 129 years ago, ECSU continues to conquer new frontiers in higher education, while remaining laser focused on our mission to educate the next generation of world leaders.

The 1891 STRONG campaign runs October 1-24 and we are calling on alumni and friends to invest in the rich legacy of Elizabeth City State University by making a gift to honor our past which serves as the foundation we see today and secure resources to continue the growth and vision for our future. Contributions during the 1891 STRONG campaign will support general scholarships, the Sound of Class Marching Band, athletics, and any area of your choosing.

Can we count on you to help make 1891 STRONG a success?

A successful 1891 STRONG campaign will bring together 1,891 alumni and friends in 24 days to make a gift that can help Elizabeth City State remain committed to its service as an educational and economic contributor to the northeastern North Carolina region and beyond.

A successful 1891 STRONG campaign will give Viking students access to a world-class education that not only equips them for their chosen career path, but also nurtures them as they engage in the academic and social rigors of student life in preparation for life after graduation.

A successful 1891 STRONG campaign helps to increase the value of the education you received at Elizabeth City State University. As ECSU rises with innovative degree programs, campus safety and beautification efforts, and student services to meet the needs of 21st century learners, the world will see that Li’l Liz stands tall and is forging an inspiring path forward.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, Elizabeth City State University has been able to make amazing progress. Now is our time to guarantee our university continues on this exciting course.


Together, we are 1891 STRONG!