Attending a University with almost 30,000 students can seem a bit overwhelming…which is why it is so important to join extra-curriculars and get involved! ECU has over 500 student organizations, so there is literally something for everyone. But, if you are worried that you won’t find a club that you like, you can start your own!
Joining a sorority or fraternity can be a great way to make friends, attend campus events and get involved in Philanthropy. ECU offers rush in the Fall and the Spring, so you can join either semester. Greek life makes up 10-12% of campus, and there are options to live in the houses and have meals there as well.
If you are interested in giving back to the University and Greenville community, Ambassadors may be for you. This organization focuses on community service, and works athletic events like football games, gives campus tours, and serves the community by working with the Ronald McDonald House and Boys and Girls club (just to name a few).
If you want to give campus tours, Pirate Navigators is for you! This organization also serves as a job, where students receive a monetary stipend to show potential students East Carolina University.
It is really important to join clubs within your major to promote yourself. Almost every major has one, and it is a great way to network with your professors and other professionals within your field.
If you know you want to attend additional education after college, it is wise to join a pre-professional society for what you want to do. These clubs are a great way to have opportunities to tour colleges, volunteer within your field, attend conferences, meet professionals, and give you a better chance to get into a program.
With so many organizations on campus, you can definitely find the perfect club for you! Getting involved is a great way to make friends and make a big university feel just like home!