The Division of Student Affairs is comprised of 17 departments, about 100 professional staff, and over 250 paraprofessional staff who provide programs and services that are outside of the classroom setting, but designed to complement the academic mission of WCU and contribute to the overall growth and development of our students.
West Chester University Student Affairs will be nationally respected among public universities for its excellence in achieving inclusivity while creating transformative experiences for every student that inspire life-long discovery and positive action.
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.
We value an outcomes-based, socially and fiscally responsible environment in which integrity, open communication, and assessment demonstrate the impact of our work.
We value mutually beneficial partnerships, both within and outside of the University, to accomplish shared goals.
We value acknowledging and developing the whole individual, supporting their intellectual, emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual needs.
We value acquiring knowledge and skills, fostering healthy behaviors, and clarifying values –both in and out of the classroom.
We value the respect, worth, and dignity of each member of the West Chester University community, fostering equitable access for all, and challenging systems of oppression.
Developing intentional and varied opportunities for students to engage in campus and the broader community, such as organizational involvement, leadership development, community engagement, internships, and more.
Promoting the health, wellness, and safety of all students and creating a community of care through prevention, treatment, and education regarding healthy behaviors, lifestyles, and responsible decision making.
Ensuring responsible stewardship of human, physical, and fiscal resources needed to support every department to guarantee the standards of our profession.
Training and educating Student Affairs staff to understand and think critically about issues of oppression and privilege; infusing that knowledge into the policies, programs, and services to positively impact campus climate.
Creating an environment of evidence-based learning, framed by our Student Affairs Learning Domains, that engages every sector of our diverse student population in all aspects of campus life from orientation through graduation and beyond.
Effectively engage with others to express ideas and information. These skills are demonstrated by the student’s ability to:
Awareness of one’s emotions, behaviors, and motivations; demonstrates personal accountability and respect for oneself and others in the navigation of social and organizational systems. These skills are demonstrated by the student’s ability to:
Engagement in a process of disciplined thinking to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. These skills are demonstrated by the student’s ability to:
Use of information and concepts from multiple sources and experiences in their intellectual, professional, personal, and community lives. These skills are demonstrated by the student’s ability to:
Respond thoughtfully and responsibly to issues of diversity. These skills are demonstrated by the student’s ability to:
The creation of a personal brand marked by integrity and sound decision-making with respect to individual conduct and citizenship. These skills are demonstrated by the student’s ability to:
Making a difference in the civic life of our communities through an understanding of concepts the world encompasses, including (but not limited to) environmental, social, cultural, political, and economic. These skills are demonstrated by the student’s ability to:
Throughout the Division of Student Affairs, you will find friendly professionals who care student success and our students' personal development while they are at West Chester University.
Dr. Zebulun Davenport, Vice President for Student Affairs
Ms. Sabrina Rightmer, Executive Associate for the Vice President for Student Affairs (Interim)
Ms. Melissa Wrightstone, Director of Finance
TBD, Executive Director of Assessment and Planning
Dr. Sara Hinkle, Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services and Special Projects
TBD, Assistant Vice President for Student Development
Ms. Kim McCann, Administrative Assistant for the Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services and Special Projects and the Assistant Vice President for Student Development