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The Ram's Eye View 2017-2018 Student Handbook

The Ram's Eye View Student Handbook 2017 - 2018 is produced by the Division of Student Affairs. Requests for hard copies may be directed to the Office of the Assistant Dean for Student Involvement, 202 Lawrence Center.

Greetings from the President's Office

President Fiorentino

Welcome new students! Returning students, welcome to another great year!  West Chester University offers unlimited opportunities for developing your unique skills and talents, advancing your personal and career objectives, and applying classroom lessons on campus, in the community, and around the world. 

The University is committed to your success. Our campus community provides comprehensive support to help you meet your goals, now and into the future.  Whether you find yourself confronting an academic or a personal challenge, this handbook can point you toward the answers and assistance you need. Plus, it will tell you about the fun stuff going on at WCU. 

With all the cultural, recreational and social opportunities available at WCU, you’ll never get bored. Get involved in one or more of our 280-plus student organizations, including music, academic, religious, political, sports and special interest groups, as well as Greek life. In WCU’s state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center, go for a climb on the three-story-high climbing wall, take a spinning class, or just shoot some hoops with new friends.  And when the sun goes down, you won’t want to miss the good times to be found at Rams After Hours in the Sykes Student Union.

You’ll also learn about ways you can join other WCU students in giving back to the community and to the world. Last year, WCU students provided 800,000 hours of service here in Chester County and as far away as Peru and South Africa.  Our commitment to service learning has helped put WCU on the national map for volunteerism.

The Ram’s Eye View gives you the scoop on our Division II intercollegiate athletics, as well as information on club and intramural sports. And if you simply want to find out where you can swim laps or play tennis, this handbook can help with that, too. The Ram’s Eye View will help familiarize you with our surrounding community, from nearby restaurants to places of worship. Finally, it will inform you of important University policies, including the Student Code of Conduct.

Best wishes for the academic year ahead. I look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

  • Sincerely,
  • Dr. Christopher Fiorentino
  • President, West Chester University
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