Involvement 101

Looking for ways to get involved but don't know where or how to start?

West Chester has so many ways you can engage with campus it can seem overwhelming. Getting involved can help you find community, discover new interests, build skills and make connections. If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to us at involvement@wcupa.edu.  The web chat is staffed 8:30am-4:30pm during the school year.   

I am a family member looking for ways to help my student get involved

  • WCU hosts all student organizations and most events on RamConnect. All enrolled students have an account with their WCU email. This video explains how you as a family member can explore RamConnect without a WCUPA log in. 
  • Check out all our student organizations on RamConnect (student organizations do ebb and flow with how active they are during the academic year). 
  • If your student is commuting from home or living off campus, we highly encourage them to connect with the Off Campus &Commuter Services Community Assistants and with the Commuter Association
  • If your student is currently living on campus, we highly encourage them to connect with their RA to see what is happening on their floor and in their residence hall.
  • During the academic year student leaders known as Leadership Consultants host open hours in their office in the Center for Student Involvement on the 2nd floor of Sykes Student Union
  • Follow the office on social media. Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. 
  • Still don’t know how to go to help your student get involved? Send us an email at involvement@wcupa.edu or connect with us in the web chat and one of our team will be happy to work with you. 

I am a new student looking to get involved 

First, welcome to WCU!  We are so excited to have you join the Golden RamFam. There are so many ways to get connected and find opportunities to get involved on campus. Here are a few things we encourage you to check out:

  • Check out all our student organizations on RamConnect! Log in using your wcupa username and email. If you can't log in please email ramconnect@wcupa.edu 
  • If you commuting from home or living off campus, we highly encourage them to connect with the Off Campus &Commuter Services Community Assistants and with the Commuter Association.
  •  Living on campus? Connect with your RA to see what is happening on the floor and in your residence hall.
  • Chat with a student leader known as a Leadership Consultant, they host open  hours in their office in the Center for Student Involvement. Check out when they are available here
  • Follow the office on social media. Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. 
  • Still don’t know how to get involved or struggling to find connection? Send us an email at involvement@wcupa.edu or connect with us in the web chat and one of our team will be happy to work with you. 

I am a transfer student looking to get involved

First, welcome to WCU!  We are so excited to have you join our campus community. There are so many ways to get connected and find opportunities to become involved with campus. Here are a few things we encourage you to check out:

  • Check out all our student organizations on RamConnect! Log in using your wcupa username and email. If you can't log in please email ramconnect@wcupa.edu
  • Connect with our Transfer Student Association 
  • If you commuting from home or living off campus, we highly encourage connecting with the Off Campus & Commuter Services Community Assistants and with the Commuter Association. 
  • Living on campus? Connect with your RA to see what is happening on the floor and in your residence hall.
  • Chat with a student leader known as Leadership Consultant, they host open office hours in their office in the Center for Student Involvement on the 2nd floor of Sykes. See when  they are available here
  • Follow the office on social media. Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
  • Still don’t know how to get involved? Send us an email at involvement@wcupa.edu  or connect with us in the web chat and one of our team will be happy to work with you. 

Explore RamConnect

RamConnect is our online student involvement center and student organization management platform. Check out upcoming events, sign up for a leadership program, explore student organizations and more. It is your one-stop shop for getting connected with campus life. 

Purple box on top of laptop computer. Text reads how to Ramconnect, navigate the site

Involvement Fairs

At the start of each semester there will be an involvement fair. The Fall 2022 Involvement Fair will be on September 8th in the Academic Quad from 11 AM - 2 PM. There will also be a Virtual Involvement Fair on RamConnect from September 6th - September 30th for students to visit asynchronously.

Virtual Fair hosted on RamConnect February 1-February 11. Some organizations will be live for zoom or chat on Thursday February 3rd from 11am-2pm.  

We encourage all students to find at least two organizations to be involved in.  We suggest one for fun and one that is connected to your academic major or professional field. 

If you have any questions please reach out to us at involvement@wcupa.edu 

 

Back to top of page.