The Division of Student Affairs is comprised of 29 units with over 300 employees. Student Affairs actively supports the University's missions of education, research, and service by providing comprehensive programs and services to assist each student in developing intellectually, socially, morally, physically, personally, and culturally. The Division anticipates students' developmental needs throughout their collegiate experience and promotes that development by fostering a community of learning. From Campus Recreation and Wellness to Living Learning Communities, Student Affairs offers a broad range of support services, activities, and programs that seek to enhance the learning environment, optimize the student experience, and accommodate the diverse needs of all students. Moreover, the Division seeks to contribute to the development of the whole individual by fostering in each student a deeper appreciation of the importance of life-long learning, individual responsibility, and human diversity.
The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) recognized ECU's Panhellenic Council as a recipient of the College Panhellenic Excellence Award on July 28, 2017.
ECU is one of only 20 college campuses, and the only recipient in North Carolina, to receive this award from NPC, one of the largest advocacy organizations for women.
The Panhellenic Council is the largest women's organization on ECU's campus. It is the governing body of the National Panhellenic Conference sororities at ECU and one woman from each organization is elected to serve on the Panhellenic Executive Council. They provide events and programming to help promote unity amongst its members and promote excellence in academics, community and campus involvement.
The 20 campuses who received the Excellence Award met all seven criteria for excellence and achievement in their work to advance the sorority experience. The seven areas of criteria are: Recruitment, Panhellenic Structure, Communication with NPC area advisor, Judicial procedures, Panhellenic programming, Academics, and Panehellenic community impact and relations.
"We are so tremendously proud of our Greek women and appreciative to the National Panhellenic Conference for this recognition," said John Mountz, ECU director for Greek Life. "We strive for excellence in everything we do and believe the Greek community can positively impact a campus and community. This recognition is proof that this is happening at East Carolina."
ECU has the second largest Greek Community in the state of North Carolina, public or private, with more than 3,200 students affiliated. Ten of ECU's 43 Greek chapters make up the Panhellenic Council.
In 2014, ECU received the Achievement Award from NPC. National Panhellenic Conference sororities are located on 670 campuses with more than 380,000 members worldwide. For more information about NPC, visit www.npcwomen.org.
East Carolina University’s Student Health Services (SHS) has been re-accredited through 2020 by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
ECU’s SHS offers primary health care services to enrolled students and handles more than 30,000 student visits each year in clinics on main campus and the health sciences campus.
Accredited since 2002, the designation means SHS has met nationally recognized standards for quality health care through an independent, external evaluation. More than 5,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC.
“This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of our health care organization,” said Dr. LaNika Wright, director of ECU SHS. “Pursuing accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to our patients, and the same high level of quality in our business practices. Achieving accreditation by AAAHC is proof that we have met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party.”
Organizations seeking the three-year accreditation undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
“Going through the process reiterates that we are a health care organization in pursuit of excellence,” Wright said. “We hold ourselves to high standards and desire to provide the highest quality of care. SHS is comprised of some of the finest employees on ECU’s campus and I am proud to be a part of this team.”For more information, call LaNika Wright at 252-328-6841 or visit www.ecu.edu/studenthealth.
The ECU Center for Counseling and Student Development has been re-accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), the accreditation association for university and college counseling centers.
The IACS notified ECU on July 26, 2017 about the successful re-accreditation, which is good through 2025. ECU’s Counseling Center, accredited by IACS continuously since 1988, handled nearly 10,000 student visits per year, including nearly 500 crisis appointments in 2016-17.
IACS evaluated the Center for Counseling and Student Development for its compliance with the association standards, which are the highest standards available for campus counseling centers, and ECU was found to offer outstanding professional services to its students.
Additionally, the Counseling staff is led by Dr. Valerie Kisler-van Reede, a licensed psychologist, and includes licensed professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, and clinical addiction specialists as well as three consulting psychiatrists. The center offers individual and group counseling, workshops and outreach programs, crisis services, consultation and psychiatric services serving enrolled ECU students.
“ECU has been committed to supporting our students throughout their college years,” said Dr. Valerie Kisler-van Reede, director of the Center for Counseling and Student Development. “We understand the unique challenges facing today’s college students and strive to provide the best service possible.This re-accreditation from IACS reinforces our level of commitment to serve our students.”
For more information, contact Valerie Kisler-van Reede at the ECU Center for Counseling and Student Development at (252) 328-6661 or visit www.ecu.edu/counselingcenter.
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