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Division of Student Affairs

Events and Traditions

Contact Division of Student Affairs  

Division of Student Affairs

238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-3301
Fax: 610-436-2480

Name: Dr. Zebulun Davenport, Ph.D.
Position: Vice President

 Events and Traditions

Sykes After Dark- painting

Rams After Hours

Rams After Hours  is a free, late night program for West Chester University students occurring on Friday nights during the academic year from 9:00 pm to 12:00am. Food, entertainment, and a take home novelty item make these must-attend events!

Family Weekend

Each fall, students and their family members are invited to participate in a weekend of activities and programs, which range from a walking historical tour of the campus, planetarium shows, highlights of student talent, athletic events, and the West Chester Foundation sponsored picnic.

Family Weekend

Homecoming parade


Each fall, the West Chester University community celebrates Homecoming with various events and activities.  These include the kick-off party, the annual parade, the game and tailgate party plus many other programs, class reunions, and even a community service project.  Students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together to share memories, create new ones, and show off their Ram Pride!



Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Each spring, the Frederick Douglas Society and West Chester University honors the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an awards brunch, service project, and a full day of other programs and activities.

MLK day

Legacy of Leadership

Legacy of Leadership

The Legacy of Leadership is a fundraising/recognition program that raises resources that benefit the Student Affairs Leadership Development Fund, supporting student leadership programs. The program recognizes alumni who were student leaders while at WCU and continue to utilize their leadership skills in their daily lives. It also recognizes faculty/staff who have had an impact on students through their roles as advisors.

Banana Day

For over 20 years each spring, students have play games, eaten bananas, and competed for the coveted Banana Day T-Shirt.  Banana Day reminds us what it’s like to be a kid again, to play, and have fun.  The free bananas are just a perk!  Sponsored by the Student Activities Council.

Banana Day

Miss WCU

Miss WCU Pageant

The University hosts an annual pageants for students to showcase their talents, intelligence, and campus leadership.  This pageant functions as a scholarship opportunity as well as a fundraiser for a particular community service platform.  This event attracts many people who come out to see which lucky student will be crowned.



Black and Latino Greek Council Step Show

First held in the early 1980s, the BLGC Step Show showcases a form of percussive dance that mixes movement, singing, speaking, chanting, and drama.  Melding folk tradition with popular culture, students compete for a chance to win $1,000 in prize money and bragging rights for the next year.

Step Show


Who's Who Award Ceremony

Who's Who Award Ceremony

Juniors and seniors are nominated by WCU staff and faculty for the Who's Who Among College Students in American Universities and Colleges Award, which is based on scholarship, community service, and leadership.   Recipients are honored and acknowledged by the President at a formal award ceremony each spring. 

Student Leadership Awards

For twenty years, West Chester University has recognized excellence in programming, organizational development, individual leadership, and effective partnerships through our annual student leadership awards.  Both individual and organization leadership is recognized at this annual event. 

student leadership awards

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