Welcome to the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement!
Welcome to the official umbrella website of all student organizations at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. With 288 registered campus organizations, West Chester University provides a goldmine of opportunity to grow as an individual, to develop teamwork and leadership skills, and to network with other students and faculty in a variety of interest areas. This website features a database of all student organizations as well as various resources for leaders, advisors, and members of student groups. If this is your first time to the site, you should begin to explore the wide range of student organizations on campus by visiting the organizations page or if you are interested in one of our leadership programs utilize the leadership button.
West Chester University prides itself on its active student population.
Uphold the Purple & Gold
Global Leadership Series has begun to accept applications for the Spring 2016 group. Please email either Alex Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sami Stalford at email@example.com to get the application link. You need to be an upperclass student. Because of the nature of this series, only 35 students will be able to participate.
Mark your Calendar!
The 29th Annual Student Leadership Experience will take place on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Great keynote, fantastic break out sessions, phenomenal catered dinner and if you complete the event, a long-sleeve t-shirt as a give-away. This event is sponsored by State Farm. Register here starting on December 1, 2015.
Over 100 women came to the inaugural Women's Leadership Conference and from our assessment, seem to enjoy it immensely. Special thanks to our Keynote Kiera Smalls (Class of 2011)
Leadership 400: The Keystone Series is now accepting applications.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience the day to day struggles that others face? The people you work with, the people you go to school with and the people you interact with every day?
This spring, participants in The Keystone Series will have the opportunity to challenge themselves and think outside of their leadership box regarding prevalent social justice issues facing our world today. It's a chance for you to see life from someone else's perspective, yet immerse yourself into that life, thus providing you a chance to find some answers for yourself about whether you are who you want to be.
Part social justice and part social experiment, this unique 5-part series will use video and informal discussion to challenge you and expose you to aspects of life as lived by others.
In the spring semester, five sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Sykes Union. The specific dates are February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th, February 24th, March 2nd, and March 23rd. The link to register is: https://orgsync.com/29326/forms/173417
Alice's Circle (A highly selective Women's Mentoring Program for WCU Seniors)
Women in Leadership and Services (WILS) is a committee comprised of alumnae, friends, faculty, and staff. Its mission is to increase funding that supports women students at WCU, empowers women to utilize philanthropy as a method of impacting future generations of WCU women, and increases the visibility of women leaders, mentors and supporters of WCU. WILS created a highly selective Women’s Mentoring Program (Alice’s Circle) for WCU Seniors and they are looking for applicants!
Alice’s Circle was created to enhance the growth of college women leaders as they transition from their final semester as an undergraduate through the first few months of graduate school or professional career. A select number of high achieving and academically talented college women with be mentored by professional women over the course of 10 months covering a variety of topics from resume writing, interviewing skills to work/life integration, financial wellness and communication and negotiating skills.
Mentoring is an essential leadership component that will provide you with the opportunity to learn a variety of life skills/topics from a trusted and influential professional woman.
These college women leaders must commit to meeting with their mentors monthly for an hour and have several face-to-face scheduled meetings with Linda Hoffman Casotti, Program Coordinator & WCU alumna, to ensure they are actively participating in this initiative. The monthly meeting will take place at a mutually convenient location for both the mentor and mentee. This past years participants have met over coffee, lunch, dinner and video conferencing. Participants will also be required to attend the first meeting held in February 2016 and the program’s closing meeting in late November/early December 2016.
Please note that a copy of your current resume is required as part of the application process. This program is geared towards high achieving women leaders in their senior year (graduating spring 2016) at WCU.
Complete the application via OrgSync by Friday, November 20, 2015 at Noon. Here’s the link: https://orgsync.com/29326/forms/167889
For further information, please contact:
Linda Hoffman Casotti
Alice's Circle Program Coordinator
Stand and Be Counted!
If you recently joined one of our over 280 clubs, don't forget to sign up for the OrgSync portal of that club so your membership can be counted towards the total membership of that organization.
Spring Break 2016 in Barcelona & Madrid, Spain! Who's coming???
Come to Barcelona and Madrid Spain during Spring Break 2016 with West Chester University on our annual Cultural Immersion Trip. Come relax, learn about a foreign country, eat the local food, and enjoy the sites and sounds that only Barcelona and Madrid can offer. The cost until the end of September which is all-inclusive is just over $3,000.00. A bargain for this kind of trip knowing that Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations for foreign travel. If you are interested, email Charlie Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you information. Price of trip will go up starting October 31st so join the two dozen WCU folks already signed up to go.
Spring Organization's Fair is closed but we are still accepting wait list organizations. Don't wait too long to register as the wait list is based on when we receive applications.
Spring Organization's Fair 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In Sykes Student Union Ballrooms
with a snow date of Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
here is the link to sign your organization up: http://orgsync.com/29326/forms/167844
2015 - 2016 Leadership Consultants:
Alex Bowers - Sports Clubs, Nikki Cattan - Greek Letter Organizations, Anjelica Finore - Marketing & Promotion LC, Sarah Garner - Leadership in Sports & Honor Societies, Samantha Lattie - Social Equity & Diversity Organizations, Haley Paiva - Special Interest Organizations, Dwayne Robinson - Musical Organizations, Brian Schwabenland - Media & Publications and Environmental Health to Political Science Club, Reggie Smith - Governing Organizations and Pre-Law to Women in Science, Sami Stalford - Political/Activism Organizations and Accounting to English, Sarah Walker - Service & Religious Organizations
Want to start a new club? Email Jackie Aliotta at email@example.com
Want to start a new Sports Club? Email Steve Gambino at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women Leading Up Leadership Series, sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car had it's best year ever in 2014-15, with hundreds of women taking advantage of this great series. Please note the following dates for programs this fall semester:
November 20, 2015 in Sykes Ballroom C starting at 3:00 p.m.
Questions - please contact Suzanne Hochberg at email@example.com
New to ORGSYNC?
OrgSync is the way that all student organizations are managed at WCU. Everything you need to know about managing your OrgSync account can be found under the resources page. You can click the graphic below to be directed to the resources page.
Ram Pride Spotlights
Congratulations to our newest recognized student organizations:
Bridges International - New Service Organization
Judo Club - New Sports Club
Students for a Democratic Society - New Political/Activism Organization
Important Forms for Student Organization Management
STUDENT ORGANIZATION RE-REGISTRATION PROCEDURES - Student_Organization_Re_Registration_Instructions