Graduate Student Life

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the student government of all people enrolled in graduate programs. The primary objective of GSA is to promote the overall well-being of graduate students at West Chester University. The GSA mission statement is as follows: The Graduate Student Association of West Chester University is a representative body through which the graduate students express their common concerns for the welfare of the student body, as well as for the continued progress and betterment of graduate studies at West Chester University. GSA achieves these goals through a number of methods:

  • Serving on various University committees
  • Maintaining a close relationship with graduate students
  • Reimbursing students for conference attendance and participation
  • Hosting career development workshops for students interested in entering the workforce and pursuing further academic degrees
  • Holding social events for graduate students

All graduate students are members of the association by virtue of their graduate status. The GSA office is located in McKelvie Hall and can be reached at For more information, go to the Graduate Student Association website.

Honor Societies

The University actively hosts several academic and honor-based societies. Undergraduates encompass the membership of these organizations, but a graduate student who is already a member may participate in activities. The organizations currently recognized are:

  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Pi Kappa Delta
  • Lambda Pi Eta
  • Chi Sigma Iota
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Chi Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Alpha Mu Gamma
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Phi Epsilon Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Alpha Upsilon Alpha
  • Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Pi Kappa Lambda
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Sigma Pi Sigma
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Psi Chi
  • Pi Gamma Mu
  • Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Delta Alpha Pi
  • Alpha Phi Sigma
  • Pi Delta Phi
  • Signa Delta Pi
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon

Additionally, the fraternity and sorority community recognizes the Fraternal Values Society.