Student Affairs Information

Student Affairs

West Chester University Student Affairs staff are educators who design and facilitate high-quality co-curricular experiences to develop students’ personal, professional, and intellectual talents, preparing them to learn, lead, and serve.

Offices within the Student Affairs Division include Athletics, Campus Recreation, Center for Civic Engagement and Social Impact, Center for Women and Gender Equity, Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy, Communications and Marketing, Counseling and Psychological Services, Dining, Dowdy Multicultural Center, Fraternity and Sorority Life, New Student Programs, Off Campus and Commuter Services, Parent and Family Relations, Residence Life and Housing Services, Spirit and Traditions, Student Activities, Student Assistance, Student Conduct, Student Health Center, Student Leadership and Involvement, Student Ombuds, Sykes Student Union, Twardowski Career Development Center, 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".) 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.