ECU receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for 8th year in a row

FOCUSED ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION… THIS INCLUDES INSTITUTIONS IN TH EAST. ECU IS BEING RECOGNIZED WITH THE HIGHER EDUCATION EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY AWARD FOR THE 8TH YEAR IN A ROW. WNCT’S ARIANA KRAFT HAS MORE ON THE SCHOOL’S ACHIEVEMENT. :12 :37 1:01 1:26 YEAR AFTER YEAR ECU APPLIES FOR THE HEED AWARD, AND FOR EIGHT CONSECUTIVE YEARS, THEY’VE WON. THIS AWARD HIGHLIGHTS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THAT COMMIT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION. Toya Jacobs: Diversity and Inclusion program manager in the office for equity and diversity at ECU It’s spread throughout the fabric of our institution, it’s very important to um the university and it’s important to college students because we’re making sure that here at ECU that our students are prepared to live lead and work in a multicultural and global society THE UNIVERSITY WORKS TO CELEBRATE THE DIFFERENCES STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY SHARE ON CAMPUS. CAMARI PURVIS IS THE N-A-A-C-P PRESIDENT AT ECU Camari Purvis: Junior double major in political science and communications I um really enjoy East Carolina it’s a great environment um we definitely always actively trying to be more proactive about how we can provide spaces for unity inclusion and integration on this campus and I love how progressive minded and forminded we try to think on this campus PSYCHOLOGY AND ART STUDENT, HUNTER DAVIS IS INVOLVED WITH A LGBTQ+ CLUB ON CAMPUS SHARES HOW IT HELPS EXPOSE STUDENTS TO MORE DIVERSITY. Hunter Davis: 5th year studying psychology and art It’s helped me meet a lot of new people, it’s helped me um kind of explore Eastern North Carolina a bit more um and kind of just learn more of the history of the people here and the current population and everything RIGHT NOW ECU IS SEEING INCREASES IN REPRESENTATION OF RACE AND ETHNIC MINORITIES IN THE STUDENT, FACULTY AND STAFF POPULATIONS. JOSHUA GODWIN A SOPHOMORE, DESCRIBES WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A PART OF THE BLACK STUDENT UNION AND NAACP Joshua Godwin: Sophomore communications The goals of these are like unity, brotherhood, and it’s like networking, graduation it’s like they really motivate me to keep going I like, and I know like the company you keep is very important so I’d rather be around people that’s going to push me to keep going and so I really get a lot out of them IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS… A NON-PROFIT

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