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College Life

ECC’s main campus gives students all the benefits of being in New Jersey’s largest city, Newark – plenty of fun things to do, one of the most diverse communities in the area, and convenient means of transportation.

In addition to the benefits of Newark itself, ECC coordinates a variety of social, cultural, intellectual, and recreational programs both on and off campus. The Student Life and Activities Office (SLAO) is responsible for publishing the LIFELINE student handbook and ECCO student newspaper, and also operates the Clara E. Dasher Student Center.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In its fifty-four years of operation, Essex County College has had an unfailing commitment to diversity and inclusion and the cultivation of diverse professionals. We foster and celebrate a diverse, equitable, and welcoming environment for our students, faculty, staff, and professional partners around the world.

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Welcome to Essex County College

Making the choice to continue your education is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. At ECC, we don’t take your decision lightly, so we do everything we can to be the best choice for you.

International Community

More than 5% of Essex County College students are international. We are proud to be the college of choice for students from over 60 countries. ECC is always looking to help new international scholars study in the United States.

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Magazine - In the News

“Essex In the News” Magazine captures all the awesome news and activities on campus. From Scholarships to sporting events, to celebrations. Be sure to grab a printed copy on campus or read online” ..

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Campus Store

“Yes! Your campus store works every angle to provide students with the best prices—from partnering with faculty to choose the most cost-efficient items—to offering used or rental books. Find a book cheaper somewhere else? The campus store’s Price Match program has got you covered. Need to return or exchange a book? That’s easy too.”

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Life at Essex County College

ECC is all about making your college life easier and more enjoyable. Between our three convenient campuses, we provide services for students of all kinds.

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Student Life

Student Life

Athletics & Recreational Resources

Athletics & Recreational Resources

Support service

Support service

Main Campus

Academic Resources

Students need more than just textbooks and pencils to thrive. ECC offers services to help all of our students achieve the pinnacle of success. A few of our on-campus services include:

Support Services

ECC offers a number of services to help students of all backgrounds the support they need. We believe every ECC student should feel like they belong, no matter who they are. That’s why we offer services like:

Main Campus
Gym
Recreational Center

Athletics & Recreational Resources

In addition to a fully-equipped fitness and recreational center, ECC offers a number of intermural sports leagues and events, as well as many other athletic events. ECC proudly supports its Wolverines in basketball, soccer, track & field and cross-country. Many ECC athletes have gone on to become scholarship athletes at major universities.

Athletics

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association provides representation in the planning, execution, and evaluation of actions affecting the College’s student body, serves as a means whereby student opinions, views, suggestions, and aspirations may be properly discussed and acted upon, and provides guidance and financial assistance to student clubs and organizations.

SGA
Student Government Association (SGA)
Honors Program

The Honors Program is a rigorous academic program for students interested in transferring to competitive colleges and universities. The program is designed to provide a challenging and demanding academic curriculum for high-achieving students.

Alumni Association

The Essex County College Alumni Association is about honoring and staying connected with our alumni. The Alumni Association provides a forum for current and former students to communicate, to provide input on the college’s direction, and to organize fundraisers for scholarships and other initiatives.

Africana Institute

The Africana Institute is ECC’s center for the exploration and critical examination of the African global experience. We invite all students to join in the development and participation of a wide variety of academic, cultural and social programs, which will range from the diverse experiences of people of African descent from Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean Islands and beyond.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society for two-year college students in the world. The Alpha Theta Theta Chapter recognizes and encourages scholarship among Essex County College students. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to provide leadership and service opportunities, an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas, and lively