East Carolina students face many stressors during their college tenure. Additionally, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus may also be experiencing stressors in their lives that ultimately impact their behavior negatively while in the workplace or while part of our campus community. Frequently, fellow colleagues and peers – students, faculty and staff – are in a good position to identify individuals on campus who, as a result of these stressors, are exhibiting signs of difficulty coping.
As such, ECU CARES was developed to offer assistance to distressed individuals, connecting them to appropriate campus resources, and reporting concerning behavior to professionals on campus. This can be a critical first step in helping the individual(s) improve and ensuring a safer campus for everyone.
Below, you can view our on- and off-campus resources, how they are here for you, and how to utilize them.
The Office of Victim Services Victim Advocacy provides assistance to any member of the ECU Community who has been the victim or witness to a crime or other traumatic event. The Victim Advocate provides support and guidance in the following ways:
An opportunity to talk about what happened
Accompaniment to meetings, court hearings, etc. to serve as a liaison
Referrals to campus, community and state resources
Provide information to help with deciding on a course of action
Planning for your future safety and that of your friends through workshops and presentations
Location: 609 East 10th St (part of ECU police department)
Daytime phone number: 252-737-1466
After hours phone number: 252-328-6787 (available 24 hours, seven days a week)
Location: Umstead Hall, Room 137
Regular hours: 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday
Emergency and Crisis Services hours: 11 AM-4 PM, Monday through Friday
Phone number: 252-328-6661
After hours emergency: Contact On-Call Counselor by contacting the ECU Police Department at 252-328-6787
Location: on Main Campus between the Flanagan building and Joyner East
Hours of Operation
Office phone number: 252-328-6841
Free 24 Hour Nurse Line: 252-328-6841
Online Student Health Portal
General health questions: email@example.com
Location: Blount House, 609 East Tenth Street, Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone number (non-emergency): 252-328-6787
Report a Crime– can be reported anonymously
Title IX Coordinator: Ms. LaKesha Alston
Location: Office for Equality and Diversity, Old Cafeteria Complex, Suite G 406
Phone number: 252-328-6804
File a complaint – online or in person
Location: 125 Umstead Hall
Phone number: 252-328-9297
ECU Student Legal Services (SLS) is an advisory service that does not provide in court representation. We can provide you with advice on a large number of issues including how to go about handling minor and routine matters. There are, however, many occasions when we are asked by students if they need a lawyer to represent them in court on a particular matter. The simple answer is that it is a matter of personal choice. However, there are many advantages to having an experienced lawyer represent you that make it very worthwhile to seriously consider hiring a lawyer to represent you and protect your interests.In traffic and criminal matters: Often, lawyers can appear on your behalf by way of waiver so that you will not have to attend court. They can easily obtain a record check for you in traffic or criminal cases and know the policies of the different assistant district attorneys or judges who appear in court on a given day. Most importantly, lawyers know the rules of evidence and procedure. While you may believe that you have a valid defense you must ask yourself if you know how to present that defense or how to prepare a plea in mitigation if you are found or plead guilty. While there is no hard and fast rule, the more serious the charge the greater the need for a lawyer; as one local judge once said, “you can do anything by yourself, including trying to remove your own appendix, but it is not a smart thing to do.” Many times, hiring a lawyer will save you time and money and yield a better result.
In civil cases: As above, you should consider knowledge of rules and procedures and the complexity of the case. Civil cases are notoriously complex, especially when they proceed above the small claims court level. There may be statute of limitations questions as well as discovery issues to consider. Again, it is a personal choice, but hiring a lawyer can save you time, money, and provide you with a certain degree of stress reduction.
Jeffrey J. Blick, JD at Owens, Nelson, Owens & Dupree, PLLC
Phone number: 252-757-3300
ECU’s Good Samaritan Policy is a tool designed to provide support for those needing medical assistance in an alcohol related emergency that promotes/encourages Pirates to engage in responsible action, bystander intervention. It also removes fear of negative consequences by waiving the first alcohol offense through the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR) and instead of disciplinary action, OSRR will use a more educational approach.
Location: 364 Wright Building
Phone number: 252-328-6824
Non-Academic Incident Reporting Form
Location: 1011 Anderson St., Greenville, NC, 27858
Phone number: 252-758-4357
Location: 150 E. Arlington Blvd. Suite D, Greenville, NC 27858
Phone number: 252-758-4400
24 Hour Crisis Line: 252-752-3811
Toll free number: 800-537-2238
Learn about East Carolina University’s Campus Safety statistics and initiatives
Click here to read the “Safety and You at ECU” – the 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Bystander Intervention – a philosophy and strategy for prevention of various types of violence, including, but not limited to, bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence.The Bystander Effect is defined as a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely related to the number of bystanders. (Ex. the more people(bystanders) that see an incident happening, the higher the chance that they will think someone else will step in and help, but not them).
Schedule a Bystander Intervention Program – ECU Campus Wellness has trained facilitators if you would like a Bystander Intervention program for your group or class. Click here to fill out the customize request form.
East Carolina University has developed a program called “Stand. Speak. Act.” to help empower students on campus to become active bystanders and protect their fellow Pirates.