Programs and Initiatives

OER offers an array of programs and initiatives to promote research in Pitt County and its surrounding community.

Carnegie Community Engagement

In 2008 and 2014, East Carolina University was recognized with the Carnegie Foundation’s Classification for Community Engagement. This elective classification – based on voluntary participation by individual institutions – involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of ECU’s mission, identity and commitments.

Engaged Scholarship Grants Workshops

The OER provides links to online workshops to help those interested in learning more about community engagement and research.

Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy

The Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy (EOSA) provides professional development and project support for community engagement. Faculty selected to the program participate in cohort-based workshops and develop a research project with a community partner.

SECU Public Fellows Internship

The SECU Public Fellows Internship Program connects the university and regional communities through projects that address community-identified priorities. Undergraduate student placements provide opportunities for fellows to develop leadership, analytical, problem solving, communication and project management skills, as well as allowing them to network in professional settings.