Dear Graduate Student,
On behalf of the Graduate Student Association, I am delighted to welcome you to West Chester University! We have made every effort to assist in your transition to the university. Whether you have just recently graduated with your undergraduate degree or have taken a few years off – we are sure you will enjoy your time here at WCU!
The Graduate Student Association (GSA), is a student governing body for graduate students that promotes the well-being of graduate students through education, professional and social events at West Chester University and advocates for their needs.
As a graduate student, you are an important part of the WCU community. You will find exceptional resources here, including our graduate student lounge on the 6th floor of the Library and our Graduate Dean’s Scholarship Award (which gives reimbursement for attending/presenting at conferences). We encourage you to explore the full range of education opportunities that we have to offer: participate in workshops, attend social events and programs, seek out faculty with diverse interests, and network with other graduate students from various disciplines and parts of the world.
I sincerely hope that you will take advantage of the resources we have to offer. We are confident that you will find this a truly exciting time to begin your graduate career at West Chester University.
I look forward to supporting your academic and personal success at WCU, and if there is anything I can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at GSA@wcupa.edu or stop by our office in McKelvie Hall.
Good luck to you all this year, and I can't wait to see what this year has to offer for each and every one of us!
Michael C. Diaz
President, Graduate Student Association 2016-2017