Newly-hired faculty/staff, newly-admitted students and department-sponsored non-employees receive a username, or PirateID, which is activated through the Passphrase Maintenance Portal. A user’s PirateID is not the same as the ECU ID, which is a unique number identifying an employee or student within ECU’s administrative system. A PirateID and unique strong passphrase, created during the activation process, are used to log in to IT systems such as Blackboard, email, network resources, etc.
New users activate a PirateID through the online ECU Passphrase Maintenance Portal. During activation, a passphrase is created and security questions are set up to allow subsequent secure login to this site. Once activated, users can log in to the Passphrase Maintenance Portal to:
Upon graduation, a student’s PirateID/email account is migrated to the alumni system.
*Other criteria include: 1) no active incomplete, 2) the student has not graduated, 3) the student has not taken a class for credit as a degree-seeking student, 4) the student is not in good academic standing (ex., academic suspension)
You’ve previously graduated, but are being readmitted to ECU:
*Retired faculty/staff are allowed to reactivate their PirateID/ECU email/academic web space up to six (6) months after their last work day.