West Chester University’s Department of Off-Campus and Commuter Services (OCCS) supports equitable access to curricular and co-curricular experiences and institutional resources, regardless of a student’s place of residence. 

OCCS is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that connects off-campus and commuter students with the university and the larger West Chester area community through intentional engagement opportunities to support institutional retention and graduation goals. 


West Chester University’s Department of Off-Campus and Commuter Services will be a nationally recognized model for providing exemplary engagement, educational, advocacy, and empowerment opportunities to support off-campus and commuter student success. 


OCCS shares the Division of Student Affairs values of Accountability, Collaboration, Student Development, Learning, and Social Justice. We further identify the following values as core to our work:

Accessibility and Equity 

We value the right to programs, services, and engagement opportunities regardless of a student's place of residence. 

Active Citizenship 

We value making a positive difference and caring about our community and the places in which we live.  

Community Partnership 

We value mutually beneficial partnerships both within the campus community and the larger West Chester area to accomplish shared goals. 

Staff Directory

Lexie McCarthy
Dr. Lexie McCarthy

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Kelsey Matukas
Assistant Director

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Ann Callaghan
Administrative Support

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Cynthia Thorngate
Graduate Assistant



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