Student Affairs Information

Student Affairs

The administration of West Chester University is committed to providing a comprehensive educational experience for students. To accomplish this mission, the Division of Student Affairs provides a variety of high quality services and programs that complete the educational mission of the University. The goal of the Division is to assist students in their intellectual, social, and psychological growth and to contribute to developing a campus community where knowledge, citizenship, critical thinking, and social concerns are basic values.

Offices within the Student Affairs Division include Athletics, Campus Recreation, Counseling and Psychological Services, Dining, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center, LGBTQA Services, New Student Programs, Off-Campus and Commuter Services, Residence Life and Housing Services, Service-Learning and Volun­teer Programs, Student Assistance, Student Conduct, Student Health Center, Student Leadership and Involvement, Sykes Student Union, Twardowski Career Development Center, Center for Women and Gender Equity, and Wellness Promotion.

The administration believes that students should share the responsibility for governing their community and should have a voice in shaping the objectives of the University. Through a democratically constructed student government and committee structure, the administration, faculty, and student body seek to work together on behalf of the general welfare of the University.

Classification of Students

Students who attend West Chester University are classified for administrative purposes into two categories.

Resident Student

These students live in housing facilities operated by the University or by arrangements made through University Student Housing, LLC, a subsidiary of the West Chester University Foundation. Residents of North Campus residence halls are required to choose from four University meal plans. (See "Meal Fee" on pages 10-11.) Those residents living in the South Campus apartment communities and the College Arms Apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan; however, they may choose any meal plan option if they are interested.

Off-Campus Student

This classification covers students who travel or commute to and from their legal residences, as well as students who live away from the homes of their parents or legal guardians in a dwelling that is not supervised or approved by the University.