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Outreach & Engagement

ECSU StudentsAs the only institution of higher learning in northeastern North Carolina, Elizabeth City State University is a major academic and cultural center as well as economic driver in the region. Therefore, the university takes seriously our mission to reach out to communities in the region to enhance and improve the quality of life. From education to science to health and other areas of research to economic development, ECSU's faculty, students and staff are involved in innovative programs that touch the lives of people in our local communities and around the globe.

At ECSU, teaching and learning go beyond the classroom. Community service and a global outlook are encouraged among our students. Our faculty and staff have demonstrated their commitment to outreach and engagement through public, private and government partnerships. The university will continue to seek partnerships and service opportunities to improve life in our region, our state, our nation and in communities worldwide.

Outreach and Engagement at ESCU is...

A partnership with communities and organizations locally, nationally and globally.
A commitment to service.
A desire to create success for all who engage with the university.
A connection to resources at ECSU.
A promise to make a positive difference.
A resource for research, technology and innovation.

Summer Programs

Community Service and Resources

Education and Research

Science, Mathematics and Scientific Research


Economic Development