Resources for Faculty / Staff

First Year Advocate Award

Student Concerns by Month

Ways to Get Involved!

  • Volunteer Opportunities - First Year Programs provides opportunities for students to interact with faculty and staff through events such as Faculty Lunches, Plunge Into Purple events, New Student Orientation, and more. There are also opportunities to be on various committees that impact the first year. If you are interested in being a part, please contact our office!
  • Submit your event for Plunge Into Purple - Are you or your department hosting an event during the beginning of the semester? Plunge Into Purple is a wide range of events that welcome students to the excitement and traditions of ECU through education, socialization, and involvement! Your event could be included in the Plunge Into Purple calendar. Submit one today!
  • Teach a Freshman Seminar course! Contact our office for more information.

Suggested Readings

Online Resources on the First-Year Experience

  • National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transitions,
    University of South Carolina:
  • John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education:
  • NODA—Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education:

Resources - Faculty and Staff

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