Elizabeth City State University officials have relocated many classrooms and faculty offices in response to student and faculty complaints about leaks and mold smells in several campus buildings.
“Those areas most affected by leaks, the bandroom and offices for three faculty in the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center, have been vacated,” Chancellor Willie Gilchrist said in a statement earlier this week.
Gilchrist also said the Fine Arts Center’s roof, which leaks in several areas — most noticeably onto the auditorium’s stage — is scheduled for repairs.
“Materials slated for the repair of the roof of the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center are expected to arrive at the end of the month,” he said.
Gilchrist said university officials haven’t confirmed the presence of mold in any buildings yet.
But that’s at odds with what numerous students and faculty have told The Daily Advance and what several students have advised a state agency.