• student engagement



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.

The Department of Student Engagement & Leadership (SEAL)  provides countless ways for you to make your mark and create a legacy at ECSU!  Student Engagement at ECSU is responsible for advisement Student Government, the Campus  Activities Board, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Leadership Development, New Student Orientation and over 120 student organizations. Our efforts contribute to student success, foster an inclusive campus environment, and prepare students for the global community.

SEAL's  dedicated team of professional and student staff are here to provide guidance to students in search of involvement opportunities and to support all student organizations and their leadership. It is Student Engagement's goal to help students explore their passions, meet new people and engage in memorable experiences through involvement!

Mission Statement

The Department of Student Engagement and Leadership provides programs and services that support student’s leadership development, cultivate seamless learning experiences, and promote engagement in meaningful co-curricular activities. 

Vision Statement

The Department of Student Engagement and Leadership envisions a future where students and alumni are:

  • active and engaged citizens that lead with integrity.
  • leaders that empower others to develop their skills and talents.
  • collaborative and cultivate relationships with diverse communities to attain positive change.

Guiding Principles

Education: connecting in-class learning and co-curricular experiences with faculty, staff and students.
Engagement: involvement in co-curricular and service opportunities on campus and in the community.
Embrace: understanding self-awareness of identity and appreciating the diversity within cultural communities.
Empowerment: developing strengths and skills through leadership development and training to understand their potential and maximize their abilities.