Unpaid Affiliate Accounts


An ITCS technician will respond to support requests during regular operating hours.

 Phone: 252-328-9866 / 800-340-7081


Unpaid affiliates* are users who perform services for ECU that require a Banner ID but are not compensated through the payroll system.

To generate a Banner ID or to set up access for an existing Banner ID for an unpaid affiliate, departments submit a specific EPAF to Human Resources. EPAF processing, approval and Banner ID creation can take up five business days.

To learn the specifics of this process and to access the appropriate forms, visit the Human Resources Unpaid Affiliates website (login required).

Examples of an unpaid affiliate include:

  • Adjunct or unpaid faculty
  • Contract employees
  • Visiting students, scholars and faculty,
  • Unpaid interns
  • Volunteers
  • Vidant employees: residents, medical fellows and support staff
  • Honors college associates
  • Vendor and Supplier Employee

See the ECU Unpaid Affiliates Matrix to learn more.

Access to Microsoft 365

Most unpaid affiliates receive the Microsoft 365 A1 license to perform their duties. This license includes access to most 365 features including SharePoint, Teams and Office online apps, including Outlook on the web. The A1 license does not include the five Office 365 suite computer downloads.

Some unpaid affiliates are considered ECU employees and receive the A5 license that includes the five Office Suite downloads for personal computers.

Please contact ECU Human Resources for further information on the policiy and the guidelines determining an unpaid affiliate type.

*Please Note: Visitors who only require guest network access but not a PirateID or access to ECU computing systems, please create a guest network account by following these instructions.

Available To

Faculty, Staff, Researchers, Visitors, Vendors


No fees are associated with this service.

Unpaid Affiliates Access


Service ID: 11915
Thu 1/28/16 10:11 AM
Wed 1/25/23 10:25 AM
Service Owner
Unified Communications