Why join Forever Pirates?
Forever Pirates are student members of the Alumni Association. ECU students who join Forever Pirates receive unique member benefits like opportunities to network with alumni, special events and activities, and Forever Pirates giveaways. The Alumni Association also serves as your connection to the Pirate Alumni Network, helping you get connected to ECU alumni. Members continue to enjoy member benefits as alumni as they build a lifelong relationship with ECU.
When you join Forever Pirates, you’ll receive a Treasure Chest with the official Forever Pirates T-shirt, your membership card, a traditions book, a Forever Pirates car decal, and access to the Forever Pirates mobile app.
Taking advantage of all the benefits is as easy as showing your card. And just in case you leave home without it, the mobile app has a virtual membership card.
BEAT T-shirts are an ECU tradition only available to Forever Pirates members. Members are alerted via email and social media as to how and when they can pick up their BEAT T-shirt to wear at the next home football game.
The Forever Pirates mobile app contains Pirate history, spirit, and traditions. The app also notifies you of upcoming events and opportunities to fulfill traditions.
Complete 30 of the Forever Pirates traditions in your traditions book during your time on campus and we’ll give you a Tradition Keeper medallion (right) to wear at graduation.
I’m in! How much is it to join?
Being a member of Forever Pirates is a pledge to become a life member of the Alumni Association after graduation with no cost to you while you’re a student. You can make a one-time payment of $350 (a $400 savings) up to six months after graduation or utilize the payment plan that starts six months after graduation with payments every six months for four years that total $500 (a $250 savings).
How do I join?
You can join 1 of 2 ways:
How can the Alumni Association help me in the future?
fill out the membership application
and drop it off at the Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center (map it
). We are located at the corner of Fifth and Biltmore Streets across from Fleming Hall.
The Alumni Association will keep you connected with the University.
Membership dues support numerous programs and projects, including the EC Alumni
magazine, the online alumni directory community, Alumni Tailgate, reunions, and other events.