The Ram's Eye View 2019-2020 Student Handbook

The Ram's Eye View Student Handbook 2019 - 2020 is produced by the Division of Student Affairs. Requests for hard copies may be directed to the Office of the Dean of Students, 202 Lawrence Center.

Greetings from the President's Office

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President Fiorentino

Welcome new Golden Rams! Returning students, welcome to another great year!  West Chester University offers unlimited opportunities for developing your unique skills and talents, advancing your personal and career objectives, and applying classroom lessons on campus, in the community, and around the world. 

The University is committed to your success. Our campus community provides comprehensive support to help you meet your goals, now and into the future.  Whether you find yourself confronting an academic or a personal challenge, this handbook can point you toward the answers and assistance you need. Plus, it will tell you about all the fun stuff going on at WCU. 

Get involved in one or more of our 280-plus student organizations, including music, academic, religious, political, sports and special interest groups. In WCU’s Student Recreation Center, tackle the three-story-high climbing wall, take a spinning class, or shoot some hoops. When the sun goes down, you won’t want to miss the good times to be found on campus, including the ever-popular Rams After Hours in Sykes Student Union.

This handbook also will fill you in on ways you can join other WCU students in giving back to the local community and to communities around the world. Last year, WCU students provided more than 700,000 hours of service through course work or co-curricular activities. Our culture of service has helped put WCU on the national map for volunteerism.

The Ram’s Eye View gives you the scoop on our Division II intercollegiate athletics, as well as information on club and intramural sports. It also will help familiarize you with all that the Borough of West Chester has to offer, including restaurants, shops, parks and places of worship. Finally, it will inform you of important University policies, including the Student Code of Conduct..

Best wishes for the 2019-20 academic year. I look forward to seeing you on campus soon!


Dr. Christopher M. Fiorentino
President, West Chester University


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