About Us

Student Affairs Mission Vision Goals  


The Division of Student Affairs aspires to empower students by promoting holistic growth through transformative experiences, inclusive excellence, and meaningful connections.


West Chester University Division of Student Affairs is a community of educators that designs and facilitates opportunities that are central to the student experience.


The Division of Student Affairs aims to be GOLDEN: 


Generate co-curricular opportunities for intellectual curiosity and critical thinking to prepare for a life of learning


Offer spaces to welcome respectful discourse and opportunities for controversy with civility


Lead a community that acknowledges and celebrates difference through accessible and high-quality resources and support services


Develop opportunities to cultivate holistic well-being through self-realization and self-advocacy


Equip students with the skills and knowledge to lead with integrity and solve problems creatively


Nurture strong relationships through collaboration, open communication, and a shared sense of belonging and pride


Dr. Zebulun Davenport, former Vice President for Student Affairs, highlights the foundations of our division. 

Watch the full video here

Video of Division of Student Affairs Overview


Learning Domains 

The Division of Student Affairs provides co-curricular programs and services that build students' competencies in seven specific areas: 

Civic Engagement - Encompasses actions wherein individuals participate in activities of personal, political and public concern that are both individually life enriching and socially beneficial to the community.

Communication - The exchange of oral, non-verbal and written information, with individuals, groups and external audiences using multiple modes, including technology and related applications.

Critical Thinking - A habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

Integrative Learning - An understanding and disposition that a student builds across their personal, curricular and co-curricular lives, from making simple connections among ideas and experiences to synthesizing and transferring learning to new and complex situations.

Intercultural Fluency - Valuing, respecting, and learning from people with diverse backgrounds (e.g., ability, age, culture, economic status, education level, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation). The individual demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.

Personal Development - Personal development includes both intra- and inter-personal elements. Intrapersonal development refers to an individual’s self-understanding and the extent to which they engage in living by their values and beliefs. Interpersonal development refers to an individual’s ability to build and maintain meaningful and healthy relationships, work collaboratively, and lead others.

Problem Solving - The process of designing, evaluating and implementing a strategy to answer a question or achieve a desired goal. 

Adapted from: CAS Learning and Development Outcomes; Connecting Credentials; NACE Competencies; VALUE rubrics from AACU.