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Pirate Academy - 2018 Spring Application

The ECU Pirate Academy has all the tools to help you prepare for your future career in Student Affairs!

Through programming, resources, experiential learning, and mentoring for current undergraduate and graduate students, the ECU Pirate Academy is for those who are considering a career in Student Affairs. Participants will be exposed to the many opportunities within Student Affairs and can determine how to better prepare for this journey! 

By definition, Student Affairs Educators provide services and support at institutions for Higher Education to enhance student growth and development. Areas within Student Affairs include Campus Living, Campus Recreation, Dean of Students, Transit Services, Career Services, Community and Service Learning, Greek Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, Counseling Center, Orientation and the First Year Experience, Student Activities, Involvement and Student Leadership, to name a few. 

Candidates must show an interest in the Student Affairs profession. Examples may include, but are not limited to, being involved in student organizations, campus or residence life, engaging in student employment opportunities, or serving in the community, etc.

Application Requirements:

  • 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Completed 30 credit hours (including transfer credit hours)
  • Active involvement in the campus community and/or local communities
  • Submission of application by no later than Monday, January 22, 2018 via OrgSync (using this form), or sent via email to Krista Wilhelm ( If you have a printed copy, please deliver/mail to Waz Miller, Campus Living, Suite 100 in Jones Hall or Krista Wilhelm, 114 Mendenhall Student Center.

Pirate Academy meets weekly on Tuesdays in Mendenhall Student Center from 4-5pm on 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 & 2/20.  Meeting locations will be confirmed upon acceptance. Participants are expected to attend all sessions and meet with an assigned mentor.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Waz Miller ( or Krista Wilhelm (

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