Welcome to West Chester University. As families, you are a vital part of each student's success, and you are very important to our academic community. Thank you for the encouragement you provide, which helps students find their WCU years highly rewarding.
With their families' support, our students look forward to a bright future that reflects their interests, talents, and goals. West Chester University is committed to excellence, to the comprehensive career preparation and outstanding liberal arts and sciences that are crucial in today's society. Our graduates communicate and think effectively, so as the world changes, they are prepared for continuing success. We provide students with up-to-date skills and knowledge and integrate new technology into our curricula. Our faculty are widely respected for their scholarship; exciting and innovative learning experiences await their classes.
This handbook is designed to answer the questions that WCU family members most frequently ask. Of course, no publication can anticipate every question, and so I encourage you to contact the appropriate campus office for further assistance. University faculty and staff are eager to do their best for your student and you, to provide the personal attention and guidance that can help each student excel.
An additional way to stay informed about University events and news is to read the West Chester University Magazine, which is published three times a year. In addition, the University’s website includes resources for parents and provides a wealth of other information, such as arts, athletics, and academic calendars. I hope you will be able to attend the many wonderful cultural and athletic events held on campus throughout the year.
Best wishes to you and your student for satisfying and rewarding years ahead. I look forward to seeing you on campus.
Christopher Fiorentino, President