The Center for Civic Engagement & Social Impact promotes community-based learning experiences that address issues of public concern by building mutually beneficial partnerships and empowering students to be active citizens in their local, national and global communities.

West Chester featured as a leading PA Hunger-Free Campus

CBS News Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania's Hunger-Free Campus efforts aren't just for students who would miss meals without them

WCU Resource Pantry feature on CBS

Resource Pantry Hours


  •                Spring 2024 Events.                1/25/24, 10am: MLK Day of Service - Park Cleaning, Meet @ Rammy Statue then walk to Rustin Park;                1/25/24, 11am - MLK Day of Service - Toy Cleaning, Sykes 115;                 1/25/24, 6pm - MLK Day of Service - Rustin Movie, Sykes Theater;                2/13/24, 11am - 2pm - Public Service Career and Volunteer Fair, Sykes Ballrooms;                2/22/24, 11am - 2pm - South Campus Resource Pantry Pop Up, SECC Ballrooms; 3/7/24, TBD - Hunger Banquet, Academic Ouad; 4/18/24, TBD - Resource Pantry Pop Up;                3/7/24, 7pm - 9pm Hunger Banquet;                4/9/24, 7pm - 9pm - A Conversation with Public Safety in SECC ballrooms;               4/11/24, 11am - 2pm Resource Pantry Pop Up at the Academic Quad;                4/18/24, TBD - Queens and Beans, SECC Ballrooms;

    Spring 2024 Events

  • MAY 23-27: CAMP ABILITIES PA @ WCU SEEKING PERFORMANCE COACHES. Camp Abilities PA a WCU is a sports camp for youth (ages 7-17) who are blind or have low vision. The purpose of the camp is to empower children to be physically active, improve their overall health and wellness, encourage them to make food choices that support an active lifestyle, and develop their confidence and self-esteem through sport and physical activity.               Coaches provide one-on-one instruction during all physical activities and events. This overnight camp experience includes               5-a-side soccer. cross-country and track running, field events. tandem biking, and swimming, with opportunities to participate in goalball, football, golf, lacrosse, frisbee, and beep baseball.

    Camp Abilities PA at WCU

  • SOUTH CAMPUS PANTRY POP-UP! An opportunity to learn more about the Pantry and grab some free food and personal care items! Sponsored by Sharing Excess Thursday, April 11th Sturzbecker Lawn - look for the tent! 2 PM - 4 OPEN TO students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community

    Pop-up Pantry

  • COOKING COMPETITION: 5PM; DRAG SHOW: 7PM; Save the Date: April 18, 2024

    Queens and Beans

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Thank you to our local Brandywine Square Giant for your visit and your donation to the Resource Pantry.

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For the second consecutive year, the Philadelphia Foundation recognized West Chester University as a Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honoree for being one of the 50 most civic-minded organizations in the region for 2023. The award was achieved through WCU’s commitment to community engagement measured by an investment of resources, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies and systems, and impact measurement.

2023 Honoree Points of Light. The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia Foundation. Most Community-Minded Business