The University of North Carolina Partnership for National Security is a system-wide effort to support the service member, contribute to the mission, and grow North Carolina's economy.

General Inquiries: (919) 962.4628

ECU’s service mission and continual commitment to excellence have made the university one of the fastest-growing institutions in the nation.


Founded on March 8, 1907 as a teacher training school, ECU has historical academic strengths in education, nursing, business and medicine. It joined the UNC system on July 1, 1972 and currently offers over 100 Bachelor degree programs, 85 master’s degrees, 21 doctoral programs, a Doctor of Medicine, a Doctor of Dental Medicine and 62 certificates. With a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,589, ECU is the third-largest institution in the UNC system.

Most Popular Programs

  • ECU is a member of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VetSuccess on Campus Program. This program is a partnership between the VA and higher education to create opportunities to help veterans achieve success by providing outreach and support services during the transition from military to college life. VA counselors help veterans navigate benefit programs and provide on-campus counseling and referral services. The VA also provides an experienced vocational rehabilitation counselor on campus to provide vocational testing and career, academic, and readjustment services.
  • ECU began offering “Green Zone” training to their faculty and staff in spring 2013. Participants in the Green Zone program attend a workshop that provides information and resources related to issues student veterans face.
  • ECU maintains a part-time position for the VA Work Study Program in the Veterans Affairs office. This position helps with student veteran outreach and support.

  • Military Student Support

  • The Pirate Veterans Organization creates a home for student veterans at ECU; promoting a sense of pride through civic engagement, promoting scholarship through educational empowerment and providing for the needs of student veterans through social endeavors. This organization serves as the voice for student veterans with regard to veterans’ issues at ECU.
  • The ECU Military Programs Office (MPO) serves as the primary support office for ECU veterans. The MPO assists students with questions about course offerings, tuition and residency, as well as special issues that can occur due to military deployments.
  • The Office of Student Veterans Services supports student veterans on the ECU campus and offers the following services: advisement, liaison to student veteran organization, faculty/staff training regarding veteran-specific issues and commemorative programs and events in partnership with other offices.
  • ECU is a member of the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Program that serves to increase career opportunities for military spouses by “partnering with organizations that offer vast career options, portability assurances, and salaries equivalent to their civilian counterparts.”


    Web Resources

  • Military Outreach

  • Admissions

  • Military Programs Office

  • Air Force ROTC | Army ROTC

  • Veterans Affairs/Benefits

  • Student Veterans Society

  • Personnel

  • Admissions: Tarrick Cox

  • GI Bill: Josh Dail

  • Military Affairs Liaison: Nicole Jablonski

  • Military Ombudsman: Steve Duncan

  • SOC Representative: Steve Duncan

  • Student Affairs: MaryBeth Corbin

  • Student Veteran Services:Nicole Jablonski

  • GoArmyEd: Military Outreach

  • Other Military Tuition Assistance: Student Accounts

  • Chapel Hill Web Design by Sprocket House