Forever Pirates are ECU students who pledge to become life members of the East Carolina Alumni Association. As Forever Pirates, students begin a long-lasting relationship with ECU and other alumni. Forever Pirates have unique opportunities to network with alumni, volunteer with fellow students, and prepare for life after college. Plus, Forever Pirates enjoy all the benefits of membership in the alumni association before graduation. Join Forever Pirates and be a Pirate for life!

Joining Forever Pirates is just $25, which counts as the first installment on your life membership. The next installment isn’t due until six months after graduation, with payments every six months for four years totaling $500 (a $250 savings off standard life membership). Or, you can make a one-time payment of $350 (a $400 savings) anytime up to six months after graduation.

When you join Forever Pirates, you’ll receive a Treasure Chest with the official Forever Pirates T-shirt, your membership card, a Forever Pirates car decal, and other loot to proudly share that you are a Pirate for life!


"My wife and I both graduated from ECU and we are both lifetime members of the Alumni Association. We've always had a devotion to East Carolina, and because we gained so much from our education, we think lifetime membership is a great way to give back to the University. I would recommend lifetime membership to anyone who went to East Carolina. There are many wonderful benefits, and it's very special."

Jerry '65 and Joanie '65 Tolley

"I am a member of the alumni association because it provides an opportunity for me to connect to the university, renew relationships through alumni events, and help attract potential students to ECU. As an active member of the alumni association, I have the chance to serve as an advocate for the university through volunteerism. Being a member along with my son as a fellow Pirate demonstrates commitment and builds a legacy within our family."

Linda Thomas '81

"I am a member because ECU is my second home. Staying connected not only allows me to give back to the university but also inspire the next generation of pirates."

Tim Willis '12

"I am a member of the Alumni Association because I want everyone to know what East Carolina means to me and how much pride and love I have for ECU. Being a member means the world to me, and is the one way that I can give back and stay connected to the place that gave me the best years of my life."

Jeremy Woodard '01

"I am a member of the alumni association because I appreciate how well ECU prepared me for my business career. I enjoy contributing to the alumni association's efforts to provide scholarships for some of our best and brightest students. The Alumni Association does a great job of providing ways for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater and I hope when they do they enjoy it as much as I do. I believe in what ECU stands for and my membership helps me feel a part of the great things ECU is accomplishing!"

Wes Johnson '85