Pirate ID

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.

 

PirateID Activation


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:

  • reset a passphrase (required every 90 days)
  • unlock an account (accounts lock after three unsuccessful login attempts)
  • reset security questions
  • change notification email
  • set a mobile number for texted activation code
  • Look up ECU (Banner) ID

 

Pirate ID Eligibility


Pirate ID Eligibility: Students

Account Type Account Created Account Terminated
Admitted and ProspectiveOn admissionFirst fall or spring semester (excludes summer) student is not registered for classes after admission semester
Degree-SeekingOn admissionGraduates and students who have completed one semester (in good academic standing) are migrated to ECUAlumni first fall or spring semester (excludes summer) student is not registered for classes*
Non-Degree SeekingOn admissionFirst fall or spring semester (excludes summer) student is not registered for classes after the admission semester*
Student EmployeesN/A - students only have one student account that follows the schedule above N/A - students only have one student account that follows the schedule above

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)

  • Undergraduate students not enrolled for one or more semesters (except summer session) must apply for readmission.
  • Graduate students must register for at least one credit hour each semester (except summer session) until all degree requirements are complete (thesis, professional paper, internship). If there is a break in enrollment, a student must apply for readmission.

You’ve previously graduated, but are being readmitted to ECU:

  • Undergraduate: The PirateID is migrated from ECUAlumni to Students five days after acceptance as an undergraduate, medical or dental student.
  • Graduate: The PirateID is migrated from ECUAlumni to Students the next business day.

 

Pirate ID Eligibility: Employees

Account Type Account Created Account Terminated
Prospective Upon selection as candidate of choice Forty-five (45) days after account creation. After official hire date, the account expiration is removed*
StaffActive position in banner By department request or one (1) day after termination date
FacultyActive position in BannerBy department request or one (1) day after termination date
Fixed-term facultyActive position in Banner Eight (8) months after termination date

*Submit this service request form to extend a prospective employee’s Pirate ID past 45 days.

 

Pirate ID Eligibility: Non-Employees

Account Type Account Created
Account Terminated
Retiree*Reactivated by retiree after initial account terminationMust log in at least once a year, or account is terminated
Non-paid sponsored account By department request By department request

*Retired faculty/staff are allowed to reactivate their PirateID/ECU email/academic web space up to six (6) months after their last work day.