GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – East Carolina University Board of Trustees voted on Friday to rename a controversial residence hall.
Aycock Residence Hall will now be known on campus as Legacy Hall.
In 2014, students and others raised issues with the board about the dorm’s namesake. Former North Carolina Governor Charles B. Aycock supported segregation.
In 2015, the board voted to initiate the renaming process and move Aycock’s recognition to the future Heritage Hall on campus.
In December 2015, the funds for Heritage Hall were met and university crews removed the “Aycock” signage on the residence hall. Since then, it had been referred to as Building 71, which was its campus building inventory number.