Tiger Parent Guide

Parents hug their daughter after a soccer game.East Central University is truly an extraordinary institution, known for its academic excellence and strong sense of community. Attracting top students from across the nation and 23 countries around the world, ECU is consistently committed to an excellent academic and personal experience for each of our students.

There is a true sense of family on the ECU campus. A dorm director family lives in each dorm as a residence. Living in a residence hall provides a new means to meet many friends, share ideas and enjoy the day-to-day aspects of campus life. 

As a parent of a new ECU student, you can be proud of the University’s resources and faculty. They are extraordinary individuals engaged in teaching, research, scholarship, and community services: campus clubs and organizations; internships and volunteer opportunities which provide real-world experience outside the classroom; support staff whose caring and concern enable your student to do his for her best. 

We hope you'll take time to visit our beautiful campus and to learn more about us. We'll be happy to give a tour, provide additional information and help you discover excellence at the East Central University.

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