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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I have realized that there has been much construction occurring on campus during the summer. Many of the facilities could use some help because some are older. They have done a really good with the buildings that have been constructed in the previous years. There are a lot of spots on campus where students can just stop and hang out that are convenient. Although the library is not one of the buildings that have been newly constructed, they have more than enough resources available. The students themselves are always coming up with event ideas, like now they already many events planned out for Welcome Back Week. The faculty and staff usually support the students with their ideas.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: We don't have to pay for our textbooks here, which saves everyone a lot of money. It's also a "home-like" type school. We are very small but that is apart of what makes it better honestly. We get to know each other and our professors a lot better and vice versa. It makes for a better learning environment.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: We have a nice library whose times are very flexible. We also have student centers and places where extracurricular activities can be held. It's plenty to do here and people tend to have a lot of fun.

College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The library is very comfortable to go to study and get work done.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: My school has many oppurtunities for its students to further their education and earn extra money.

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The facilities at Elizabeth City State University are superb. Whether there are people who want to improve their physical fitness or students preparing for the new athletic season, there are always facilities available that can provide excellent service and just about all of the equipment a person may need. The Ridley Student Center is a place where students can sit and socialize, form study groups, and enjoy a meal from Checkers. The school has one library with a variety of books, study rooms, and computers. Many students can be found in the ITC (Information Technology Center), studying and completing homework throughout the day and until midnight every week.

ECSU is also undergoing renovations and adding new buildings and amenities to campus, including the education and psychology building, a dormitory, and a baseball field. In 2010, the pharmacy complex was completed and open for classes. Overall, for a small university, the facilities are quite wonderful and convenient for the students. The University hopes to become even more convenient with new renovations being made in upcoming years.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
200 acres
Student Centers
Ridley Student Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
G.R. Little Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Bowling center
  • On the promenade
  • The student center
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
The bowling center is located between the gym and the student center. It is a place where a lot of students tend to hang out. Not only does it provide free bowling for the students, but there are also games such as pool located in the center. It's a great place for students to hang out and socialize with their friends.
Coffeehouse on Campus
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
The education building was designed with such green-oriented amenities as a closed loop geothermal heating system and advanced lighting control. In addition, the pharmacy building is connected to the central utility plant hot water and chill water system.
School Slang
  • I'm mad at that!: It could mean excitement or disappointment.
  • ITC: Information Technology Center
  • What's poppin'?: Means "What is up?" or "How are you doing?"
  • Word?/Word: "Are you serious?" or it means that you are acknowledging one's statement.
Down East Viking Football Classic: This is one of the biggest games of the whole football season, held in Rocky Mount, N.C.
Urban Legends
There is an old building on campus. The story is that a girl was killed in there and that she haunts the building.
Favorite Things To Do
Students love going to parties, attending student body meetings, clubs and organization events, Homecoming, athletics, going to movies, and just having fun with friends.
Student Newspaper
The Compass
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
The most common clubs and organizations on campus would be the sororities and fraternities. They are very dominant throughout the school and do a great amount of activities and community service. Other organizations such as Vikings Assisting New Students (VANS), Active Minds, and STEP UP help educate students about mental health; they also ensure freshmen and transfer students are welcomed to the University.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 19 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 24 responses

  • 58% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.
  • 25% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 12% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 4% The student center is in need of a major renovation.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 17 responses

  • 29% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
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