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Student Success

Campus Resources

Contact Student Success  

Student Success

Address:
Wayne Hall 628
Monday - Friday, 8:30 – 4:00


Phone: 610-436-2908
Email: studentsuccess@wcupa.edu

Campus Resources

Health, Wellness, and Safety 

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation provides information regarding the Student Recreation Center, intramural teams, fitness programs, outdoor adventures, and more. The staff of Campus Recreations strives to inspire and promote a positive, pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, and lifelong learning.

Contemplative Studies

Center for Contemplative Studies is devoted to creating a culture of a contemplative approach to life and learning across campus. Its vision is to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the West Chester University community.

Women's Center

Center for Women & Gender Equity promotes a campus culture and climate that supports principles of social justice, equity, inclusion, and community. We advocate for a campus community that values the safety, equality, and intellectual advancement of women and historically marginalized groups at West Chester University. The CWGE serves people of all genders.

Counseling Center

Counseling & Psychological Center offers many services, such as individual consultations about personal problems, group meetings, and help with substance abuse. Students can call to make appointments and faculty/staff can call to ask for support with helping students. The WCU Counseling Center also has a new unique online service that is offered to WCU students.

The Humanity & Resiliency Project was developed by Counseling & Psychological Services to foster the resilience of West Chester University students, faculty, staff, and the overall campus community by encouraging connecting with each other through shared humanity or vulnerability. 

Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Ally Services

LGBTQA Services assists students in their gender identities, providing information, events, training, and a safe space. Faculty advisors should participate in Ally training to allow them to be the most effective supporters of their LBGTQA advisees.

Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs (Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center) works to develop an inclusive and welcoming campus community. The department invests in diversity through offering a variety of events, clubs, and forums to prospective and current students.

Public Safety

Public Safety offers many services, such as police, parking services, residence hall security, crisis response, campus safety, and emergency preparedness.

Rams Eye View

Ram's Eye View (Student Handbook) produced by the Division of Student Affairs, provides information about student services on campus, student activities, university policies, and the West Chester community.

Resource Pantry

Resource Pantry provides direct services to student who are facing financial hardship with the goal of eliminating barriers to degree completion.  The pantry provides non-perishable food items, school supplies, business attire, and winter clothing to any student in need. 

Sexual Misconduct Resources

Sexual Misconduct Resources are available to students who believe they may have been victimized sexually or have been accused of sexual misconduct. Advisors can consult these to inform their advisees of reporting requirements and campus processes for redress. Students should know that all faculty must report to the Office of Social Equity any incidents of sexual misconduct (unless they were noted during a classroom discussion, in a writing assignment for a class, or as part of a University-approved research project). Please see either of these web pages to learn the offices where students can discuss this type of problem confidentially.

Student Assistance

Student Assistance provides assistance and support for students who are away from the campus for a minimum of three class days due to illness, personal or family emergencies. A note will be circulated to the student's professors advising the professor of the absence. The student is also encouraged to contact his/her professors to make arrangements on any missed work.

Student Health Center

Student Health Center & Services treats minor illness such as musculoskeletal injuries, urinary tract infections, asthma, respiratory infections, and gastro-intestinal illnesses. The staff also handles routine minor surgical conditions and provides allergy shots and immunizations. Gynecological services include pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing and contraceptive counseling. Wellness seeks to meet the diverse wellness needs of our student population through programming and education, direct support services for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, nutrition, and general wellness, as well as advocacy for survivors of sexual misconduct.

Personal

Bursar

Bursar's Office aids students with financial questions, support, and payments. The Bursar’s Office offers information on billing, tuition & fees, direct deposits, and payment plans.

Contemplative Studies

Center for Contemplative Studies is devoted to creating a culture of a contemplative approach to life and learning across campus.  Its vision is to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the West Chester University community. 

Women's Center

Center for Women & Gender Equity promotes a campus culture and climate that supports principles of social justice, equity, inclusion, and community. We advocate for a campus community that values the safety, equality, and intellectual advancement of women and historically marginalized groups at West Chester University. The CWGE serves people of all genders. 

Counseling Center

Counseling Center offers many services, such as individual consultations about personal problems, group meetings, and help with substance abuse. Students can call to make appointments and faculty/staff can call to ask for support with helping students. The WCU Counseling Center also has a new unique online service that is offered to WCU students.

The Humanity & Resiliency Project was developed by Counseling & Psychological Services to foster the resilience of West Chester University students, faculty, staff, and the overall campus community by encouraging connecting with each other through shared humanity or vulnerability. 

Dining Services

Dining Services offers information on meal plans, healthy eating options, dining locations, catering, menus, sustainability, and much more on WCU’s campus.

Early Alert Program

Academic Success Program provide workshops to assist students with a variety of academic and personal issues including college adjustment, personal issues, stress management, study skills, time management, and test-taking tips. 

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office offers information and answers questions about students' financial aid. Both students and advisors can learn important financial aid information from their series of helpful explanatory videos.

Frederick Douglass Institute

Frederick Douglass Society(FDS) works to stimulate other groups on campus to enrich our multicultural climate.  The Society annually raises money for scholarship funds to increase the economic options available to the student body and to persons of color and those from other ethnic groups as well.  

Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Ally Services

LGBTQA Services assists students in their gender identities, providing information, events, training, and a safe space. Faculty advisors should participate in Ally training to allow them to be the most effective supporters of their LBGTQA advisees.

Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs (Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center) works to develop an inclusive and welcoming campus community. The department invests in diversity through offering a variety of events, clubs, and forums to prospective and current students.

Student Conduct Resources

Office of Student Conduct enforces WCU’s Student Code of Conduct. Guarantees due process and protects the individual freedom of the students, as well as requiring his or her responsibility and accountability for misconduct.

Public Safety

Public Safety offers many services, such as police, parking services, residence hall security, crisis response, campus safety, and emergency preparedness.

Ram e-Card

Ram eCard Office assists students with obtaining new Ram eCards (Student ID Card), identifies on and off campus locations that accept Ram Meal Plans and Ram Bucks, depositing money in account, and much more.

Rams Eye View

Ram's Eye View (Student Handbook) produced by the Division of Student Affairs, provides information about student services on campus, student activities, university policies, and the West Chester community.

Resource Pantry

Resource Pantry provides direct services to student who are facing financial hardship with the goal of eliminating barriers to degree completion.  The pantry provides non-perishable food items, school supplies, business attire, and winter clothing to any student in need. 

Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information is available through the Financial Aid Office.  In addition, some scholarships are available through the individual academic colleges.  Please contact those offices directly for more information (College of Arts & Humanities, College of Business & Public Management, College of Education & Social Work, College of Health Sciences, College of Science & Mathematics, School of Music).

Sexual Misconduct Resources

Sexual Misconduct Resources are available to students who believe they may have been victimized sexually or have been accused of sexual misconduct. Advisors can consult these to inform their advisees of reporting requirements and campus processes for redress. Students should know that all faculty must report to the Office of Social Equity any incidents of sexual misconduct (unless they were noted during a classroom discussion, in a writing assignment for a class, or as part of a University-approved research project). Please see either of these web pages to learn the offices where students can discuss this type of problem confidentially.

Student Assistance

Student Assistance provides assistance and support for students who are away from the campus for a minimum of three class days due to illness, personal or family emergencies. A note will be circulated to the student's professors advising the professor of the absence. The student is also encouraged to contact his/her professors to make arrangements on any missed work.

Student Athlete Support

Student Athlete Support Services offers programs and services for student athletes, such as mentoring, tutoring, awards, and leadership opportunities. Both students and advisors can find useful information and contacts here to help student athletes flourish at WCU.

Professional Development

Career Development Center

Career Development Center offers services, programs, and resources such as the Ram Career Network that help you explore future career options as well as prepare for and secure internships and full-time employment. Students may schedule appointments for one-on-one personalized help as well as work on resume writing and interview preparation. If you are looking to develop successful strategies for all aspects of your job search, watch these Career Advice Videos offered to you by the CDC. 

Center for International Studies

Center for International Studies can provide information on study abroad (both short and long term), courses with international components, and service opportunities.

Early Alert Program

Academic Success Program provide workshops to assist students with a variety of academic and personal issues including college adjustment, personal issues, stress management, study skills, time management, and test-taking tips. 

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life advises West Chester University’s fraternity and sorority community, comprising over 30 individual chapters on their service projects, community activities, scholarship support programs, recruitment and new member programs, and other related matters. In addition, the office encourages a shared governance model, working with four governing/programming councils in support of community-wide programs and initiatives.

Frederick Douglass Society

Frederick Douglass Society(FDS) works to stimulate other groups on campus to enrich our multicultural climate.  The Society annually raises money for scholarship funds to increase the economic options available to the student body and to persons of color and those from other ethnic groups as well.  

Frederick Douglass Junior Ambassadors

FDS Junior Ambassador Program is a volunteer program in which current students serve as links between the Frederick Douglass Society (FDS) and student organizations on campus.  They assist the society with creating partnerships with diverse student groups on campus. 

Learning Assistance Resource Center

Learning Assistance Resource Center (LARC) provides tutoring in languages, math, and other topics, as well as helping students with study skills and time management. Both advisees and advisors can benefit from the information on their

Resource Pantry

Resource Pantry provides direct services to student who are facing financial hardship with the goal of eliminating barriers to degree completion.  The pantry provides non-perishable food items, school supplies, business attire, and winter clothing to any student in need. 

Service Learning and Volunteer Programs

Service-Learning & Volunteer Programs is dedicated to assisting students, staff, and faculty collaborating with the community to create meaningful public service and civic engagement initiatives. The office works directly with over 100 local agencies, provides assistance to faculty to wish to utilize service learning in their courses, and students and organizations interested in volunteering opportunities.

 

Student Government Association

Student Government Association provides a representative, unified, and responsible government to promote the welfare of all students and to protect the rights and privileges of all.

Student Leadership & Involvement

Student Leadership & Involvement houses over 300 student organizations at WCU! Opportunities for growth, networking, teamwork, and leadership skills promoted throughout a variety of interest areas.

Transfer Ambassador

Transfer Ambassadors are an important part of the Undergraduate Admissions team at WCU.  They can assist potential and incoming transfer students in a variety of ways.  Incoming transfer students can depend on them for answers to questions about campus life, etc

University Ambassadors

University Ambassadors are an essential part of the WCU Admissions & Recruitment team, meeting potential students and families on campus.  Ambassadors lead campus tours and participate in a variety of events for accepted students. 

Social/Residential

Contemplative Studies

Center for Contemplative Studies is devoted to creating a culture of a contemplative approach to life and learning across campus.  Its vision is to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the West Chester University community. 

Women's Center

Center for Women & Gender Equity promotes a campus culture and climate that supports principles of social justice, equity, inclusion, and community. We advocate for a campus community that values the safety, equality, and intellectual advancement of women and historically marginalized groups at West Chester University. The CWGE serves people of all genders. 

Counseling Center

Counseling & Psychological Services Center offers many services, such as individual consultations about personal problems, group meetings, and help with substance abuse. Students can call to make appointments and faculty/staff can call to ask for support with helping students. The WCU Counseling Center also has a new unique online service that is offered to WCU students.

The Humanity & Resiliency Project was developed by Counseling & Psychological Services to foster the resilience of West Chester University students, faculty, staff, and the overall campus community by encouraging connecting with each other through shared humanity or vulnerability. 

Dining Services

Dining Services offers information on meal plans, healthy eating options, dining locations, catering, menus, sustainability, and much more on WCU’s campus.

Events Calendar

Events Calendar tracks all major university events and activities that are open to the public.

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life advises West Chester University’s fraternity and sorority community, comprising over 30 individual chapters on their service projects, community activities, scholarship support programs, recruitment and new member programs, and other related matters. In addition, the office encourages a shared governance model, working with four governing/programming councils in support of community-wide programs and initiatives.

Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Ally Services

LGBTQA Services assists students in their gender identities, providing information, events, training, and a safe space. Faculty advisors should participate in Ally training to allow them to be the most effective supporters of their LBGTQA advisees.

Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs (Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center) works to develop an inclusive and welcoming campus community. The department invests in diversity through offering a variety of events, clubs, and forums to prospective and current students.

New Student Programs

New Student Programs coordinates new student orientation and out-reach programs for first-year, transfer, and non-traditional students. A variety of programs and events are offered to introduce and engage new students in campus life.  Events include: Welcome Week, Family Weekend, New Student Success Series, and more.

Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services

Office of Off Campus and Commuter Services helps students locate off-campus housing and roommates, provides information on ridesharing, public transportation, and parking, and helps create a positive relationship with the West Chester Borough community.

OrgSync

OrgSync is your online connection to WCU student organizations.  Join a group, keep up with members of your current groups, or find out more about what other groups are doing on campus.

Student Government Association

Student Government Association provides a representative, unified, and responsible government to promote the welfare of all students and to protect the rights and privileges of all.

Public Safety

Public Safety offers many services, such as police, parking services, residence hall security, crisis response, campus safety, and emergency preparedness.

Rams Eye View

Ram's Eye View (Student Handbook) produced by the Division of Student Affairs, provides information about student services on campus, student activities, university policies, and the West Chester community.

Residence Life & Housing Services

Residence Life & Housing Services houses approximately 1,450 students on north campus and 500 students on south campus. WCU believes living in University housing is an integral part of a student’s educational experience and provides opportunities for both personal and social growth.

Resource Pantry

Resource Pantry provides direct services to student who are facing financial hardship with the goal of eliminating barriers to degree completion.  The pantry provides non-perishable food items, school supplies, business attire, and winter clothing to any student in need. 

Sexual Misconduct Resources

Sexual Misconduct Resources are available to students who believe they may have been victimized sexually or have been accused of sexual misconduct. Advisors can consult these to inform their advisees of reporting requirements and campus processes for redress. Students should know that all faculty must report to the Office of Social Equity any incidents of sexual misconduct (unless they were noted during a classroom discussion, in a writing assignment for a class, or as part of a University-approved research project). Please see either of these web pages to learn the offices where students can discuss this type of problem confidentially.

Social Media

Social Media directory with links to all official WCU account pages can be found here.  Hash Tag Directory is also available. In addition, university links are located at the bottom of the WCU home-page.  Links include Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn

Student Activites Council

Student Activities Council (SAC) is an organization that provides many different forms of fun and entertainment on campus -- events such as Banana Day, Mr. WCU, Fall Fest, trips, comedians, hypnotists, and more.

Student Leadership & Involvement

Student Leadership & Involvement houses over 300 student organizations at WCU! Opportunities for growth, networking, teamwork, and leadership skills promoted throughout a variety of interest areas.

Rams After Hours

Rams After Hours is a free, late night program for West Chester University students. Every Friday night, during the academic year from 8:00 pm - 12:00 am, Sykes Student Union will host various interactive live events including carnivals, comedians, live music, dances and more. Every week there will be a take home novelty and free food. All Rams After Hours events are completely free to WCU students.

Sykes

Sykes Student Union offers a wide variety of cultural, social, educational, and recreational programs, as well as dining opportunities, and is home to the SSI Bookstore.

Transfer Ambassadors

Transfer Ambassadors are an important part of the Undergraduate Admissions team at WCU.  They can assist potential and incoming transfer students in a variety of ways.  Incoming transfer students can depend on them for answers to questions about campus life, etc. 

University Ambassadors

University Ambassadors are an essential part of the WCU Admissions & Recruitment team, meeting potential students and families on campus.  Ambassadors lead campus tours and participate in a variety of events for accepted students. 

WCU Weekly

WCU Weekly is a student news service that features weekly YouTube videos highlighting campus announcements and events. 

91.7 The Curve

91.7 WCUR, The Curve is a student-run non-profit college radio station broadcasting from the WCU.  Programming includes a variety of formats, ranging from the newest in indie/alternative to specialty shows in rock, country, metal, and electronica as well as live broadcasts of Golden Rams sports games. Our signal can be reached at 91.7 FM for those who live in a 5-mile radius of Sykes Student Union, or online through www.wcur.org.

WCU Studios

WCU Studios is a student run campus television station, which provides original programs as well as covers various events on campus. With programs like WCU Weekly and Ram Center we are the number one source of information on campus!

Specialty Interest Groups

Center for International Studies

Center for International Studies can provide information on study abroad (both short and long term), courses with international components, and service opportunities.

Women's Center

Center for Women & Gender Equity promotes a campus culture and climate that supports principles of social justice, equity, inclusion, and community. We advocate for a campus community that values the safety, equality, and intellectual advancement of women and historically marginalized groups at West Chester University. The CWGE serves people of all genders. 

D-Cap

D-CAP (Dub-C Autism Program) provides evidence-based social and behavioral supports to help WCU matriculated students with autism develop the independent life and interpersonal skills to graduate and lead successful professional lives. 

Institutional Research

Institutional Research provides institutional research and reporting services supporting University decision, planning, and accountability processes. Institutional research includes information regarding WCU’s Fact Book, Enrollment, National Survey of Student Engagement, Retention & Graduation Rates, and much more.

Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Ally Services

LGBTQA Services assists students in their gender identities, providing information, events, training, and a safe space. Faculty advisors should participate in Ally training to allow them to be the most effective supporters of their LBGTQA advisees.

Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs (Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center) works to develop an inclusive and welcoming campus community. The department invests in diversity through offering a variety of events, clubs, and forums to prospective and current students.

Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services

Office of Off Campus and Commuter Services helps students locate off-campus housing and roommates, provides information on ridesharing, public transportation, and parking, and helps create a positive relationship with the West Chester Borough community.

Office of Services for Students with Disabilities

Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) offers a range of services for students with physical or learning disabilities, from testing to accommodation.

Resource Pantry

Resource Pantry provides direct services to student who are facing financial hardship with the goal of eliminating barriers to degree completion.  The pantry provides non-perishable food items, school supplies, business attire, and winter clothing to any student in need. 

Student Athlete Support

Student Athlete Support Services offers programs and services for student athletes, such as mentoring, tutoring, awards, and leadership opportunities. Both students and advisors can find useful information and contacts here to help student athletes flourish at WCU.

ROTC

ROTC provides college-trained officers for both the active and reserve components of the U.S. Army. As the largest single source of Army officers, ROTC fulfills a vital role in providing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Army.

Veteran's Center

Veterans’ Center (Greg and Sandra Weisenstein) helps vets with their GI benefits, offers a veterans’ support group, and has a veterans’ lounge. The director will also help faculty advise their veteran students.

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