Training & Organizational Development
201 Carter Drive, Suite 100
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610.436.3380
Fax: 610.738.0476




WCU New Employee Welcome
New Employee Integration

Departmental Orientation - (ongoing from prior to start date to completion of probationary period) Facilitated by the supervisor where information is provided to help new employees learn about job duties and expectations, departmental culture, physical layout, etc. to assist them in integrating into the work and divisional units. The checklists listed below is to assist both the supervisor and employee. Please contact us with any questions.

Orientation Checklist (DOC)
Health & Safety Checklist (PDF)

Benefits Orientation - (typically provided within the first three (3) days of employment/ a change in bargaining unit which impacts benefits) Facilitated by HR-Benefits, this session addresses the clarification and election of the university offered and voluntary benefits and retirement and reviews critical university policies. Contact Benefits to set up your appointment (610-436-2800)

The New Employee Welcome (NEW) & Staff Mentoring Program

The New Employee Welcome is typically o ffered on the first Thursday of each month from 8a.m. – 1p.m. Call to register (610-436-3380).  This program is designed for new (or "somewhat new") employees to see the added benefits of working for West Chester University. Past participants have valued many aspects of the day including the campus tour and their inside look into West Chester University's past, present and future. We can't forget the importance of networking and knowing who to go to and when. Prior attendees had said that they felt a disconnect from the rest of the campus. However, after attending the New Employee Welcome, they were able to network with others outside their area. Come and see for yourself what you have to gain from the New Employee Welcome experience.

New Employee Welcome Agenda (PDF)


Join our New Staff Mentoring Program - Click here to request more information. The mission of our New Staff Mentoring Program is to assist in the integration, development and retention of new West Chester University staff members. The goals are to provide additional support for the new staff member, to introduce the new staff member to other members of the community, to serve as a role model for distributed leadership and to review the Orientation Checklist (link) to ensure all vital orientation questions have been answered.