2011 – 2012
Office of Admissions
Emil H. Messikomer Hall
100 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
Revised September 2011
|MAILING ADDRESS:|| West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
|TELEPHONES:||Dial 610-436 plus number in parentheses. For offices not shown here, call the University Information Center: 610-436-1000.|
|World Wide Web:||www.wcupa.edu|
|Academic Development Program||Academic Development Program, Lawrence Center (3505)|
|Admissions/Undergraduate Catalogs||Office of Admissions, Messikomer Hall (3411); 877-315-2165 (toll free)|
|Affirmative Action||Office of Social Equity, 13/15 University Ave. (2433)|
|Billing/Payments||Office of the Bursar, 25 University Ave. (2552)|
|Bookstore||Student Services, Inc., Sykes Student Union (2242)|
|Careers/Placement||Twardowski Career Development Center, Lawrence Center (2501)|
|Conference Services||Office of Conference Services, 13/15 University Ave. (6931)|
|Continuing Education (Adult Studies)||Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education, McKelvie Hall (1009)|
|Counseling||Counseling Center, Lawrence Center (2301)|
|Financial Aid/Work Study||Office of Financial Aid, 25 University Ave. (2627)|
|Graduate Studies/Catalogs||Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education, McKelvie Hall (2943)|
|Housing||Residence Life and Housing Services, Lawrence Center (3307)|
|Police||Public Safety Department, Peoples Building (3311)|
|Pre-Major Advising Center||Academic Affairs, Lawrence Center (3505)|
|Public Relations and Marketing||Office of Public Relations and Marketing, 13/15 University Avenue (3383)|
|Services for Students with Disabilities||Director, Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, Lawrence Center (2564)|
|Student Activities and University Events||Student Programming Dept./Student Activities, Sykes Student Union (2983)|
|Student Services, Inc.||Sykes Student Union (2955)|
|Scheduling/Registration||Office of the Registrar, 25 University Ave. (3541)|
|Summer Sessions||Office of the Registrar, 25 University Ave. (2230)|
|Teacher Certification||Teacher Education Center, Francis Harvey Green Library (3090)|
West Chester University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, 215-662-5606. Academic program accreditations include the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (AACME), Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), American Chemical Society (ACS), American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), Commission on Accreditation of Dietetic Education (CADE), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Council for Accreditation and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), Forensic Education Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC), International Reading Association (IRA), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE). West Chester University’s professional education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to recommend candidates for certification.
West Chester University is committed to providing leadership in extending equal opportunities to all individuals. Accordingly, the University will make every effort to provide these rights to all persons regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or other protected-class status. This policy applies to all members of the University community including students, faculty, staff, and administrators. It also applies to all applicants for admission or employment and all participants in University-sponsored activities.
West Chester University will take all necessary steps to
This policy is in compliance with federal and state laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1972, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and Executive Order of the Governor of Pennsylvania.
Overall responsibility for the implementation of the affirmative action-equal opportunity policy has been assigned to the director of social equity. Any individual having suggestions, problems, complaints, or grievances with regard to equal opportunity or affirmative action is encouraged to contact the director of social equity, 13/15 University Avenue, Room 100, 610-436-2433.
West Chester University is committed to equality of opportunity and freedom from unlawful discrimination for all its students and employees. Sexual harassment is a form of unlawful discrimination based on sex and will not be tolerated in any form by faculty, staff, students, or vendors. Upon official filing of a complaint, immediate investigation will be made, culminating in appropriate corrective action where warranted, which may include termination of the relationship with the University. Retaliatory actions against persons filing a complaint of sexual harassment, or any person cooperating in the investigation of a complaint, are also prohibited. Acts of retaliation shall constitute misconduct subject to disciplinary action.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other harassing conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment occurs when
This policy is not intended to interfere with the protections afforded by law to freedom of speech. Additional information, including examples of what constitutes sexual harassment, is available from the Office of Social Equity or on the web at http://www.wcupa.edu/_admin/social.equity/.
Individuals who believe themselves to have been sexually harassed, or who have questions about the University’s policy on this matter, should contact the director of social equity, 13/15 University Avenue, Room 100, 610-436-2433.
The University’s complete ADA Policy Statement and commitment to accommodations compliances are on pages 60-61 of this catalog.
The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the University. West Chester University reserves the right to change any provisions or requirements at any time. Please check the University's Web site, www.wcupa.edu., for any updates.