Welcome to the Sykes Student Union at West Chester University

Our Mission

Sykes Student Union and Activities creates vibrant campus community through excellent programs and services.

The Student Union is the center of community life on the campus of West Chester University. In support of the educational mission of the University, Sykes encourages and provides an environment where everyone on campus can gather to participate and learn through diversity and co-curricular experiences. Sykes provides services, conveniences, and facilities designed to support the needs of West Chester University and the community. The Union further strives to maintain a balance of recreational, social, educational and cultural programs and activities. Sykes Student Union promotes the development of the whole student by enhancing the classroom experience through experiential learning opportunities. This development is often accomplished through leadership opportunities, participatory decision-making, and empowerment connected with the operation of the facility.

Constructed in 1975 and renovated in 1995 and 2017, Sykes Student Union features approximately 105,000 square feet of building space designed for all members of the campus community to come together for a variety of events. 

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An photo of the building from the exterior

Building Hours

Fall 2020

Monday-Friday  7:30am-8:00pm 
Saturday  9:00am-8:00pm 
Sunday  9:00am-8:00pm 


If you have any comments, concerns, or suggestions, we encourage you to share them with us. The Sykes Student Union staff strives to provide excellence and we appreciate your feedback.

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