Elizabeth City State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina System. As such, we are ever mindful of our role in the state government.

First, we are a state agency and are here to serve the public through the provision of higher education. It is our mission to provide a challenging, student-centered learning environment, preparing students for responsible participation and leadership in an ever-changing world. Through teaching, research, and community outreach, ECSU is a valuable resource for developing the intellectual capital of the state and the nation and for addressing the environmentally sensitive economic needs of northeastern North Carolina.

Given our mission, it is imperative that we stay abreast of the issues facing higher education. For that reason, we ask that our constituencies - whether you are one of our alumni, students, faculty, staff, board members, friends, or supporters - be on board as advocates for Elizabeth City State University. As it relates to state and federal budgetary and legislative issues, we hope that we can call on you for your support when needed. When that time comes, your individual advocacy to the appropriate legislators will certainly help us achieve the right outcome for ECSU and ultimately for our students.

Until then, I ask that you visit this site or contact us should you have any questions, suggestions or comments. As always, we thank you for your continued support of ECSU.