East Carolina University is a public, doctoral/research university in Greenville, North Carolina, United States.Named East Carolina University by statute and commonly known as ECU or East Carolina, the university is the third-largest in North Carolina.The Association of Public and Land Grant Universities designates East Carolina as a Sea Grant university and an Innovation and Economic Prosperity campus.
It owns two sports complexes: Blount Recreational Sports Complex and North Recreational Complex.
It owns a field station in New Holland, North Carolina.
The main campus, also known as the east campus, is about 530 acres (2 km He wanted to bring the unique architecture to eastern North Carolina.
The university's academic facilities are located on five properties: Main Campus, Health Sciences Campus, West Research Campus, the Field Station for Coastal Studies in New Holland, North Carolina and the Millennial Research and Innovation Campus in Greenville's warehouse district.
All of the non-health sciences majors are located on the main campus.
The College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences, The Brody School of Medicine, and School of Dental Medicine are located on the health science campus.There are ten social sororities, 16 social fraternities, four historically black sororities, five historically black fraternities, one Native American fraternity, and one Native American sorority.Public Laws of North Carolina, 1907, Chapter 820 titled An Act to Stimulate High School Instruction in the Public Schools of the State and Teacher Training is the official law chartering East Carolina Teachers Training School (ECTTS) on March 8, 1907 by the North Carolina General Assembly.The chairman of its original Board of Trustees, Thomas Jordan Jarvis, a former Governor of North Carolina now known as the "Father of ECU", participated in groundbreaking ceremonies for the first buildings on July 2, 1908 in Greenville, North Carolina and ECTTS opened its doors on October 5, 1909. Moore, who opposed the creation of a university system separate from the Consolidated University of North Carolina, ECC was made a regional university effective July 1, 1967, and assumed its present name, East Carolina University.The university did not remain independent for long; on July 1, 1972, it was incorporated into the University of North Carolina System, the successor to the Consolidated University.East Carolina is separated into three distinct campuses: Main Campus, Health Sciences Campus, and West Research Campus.