West Chester University

West Chester, PA


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Quick Facts

Address: 700 South High Street, West Chester, PA 19383

School Type: 4 Year Public University

Student Body: 14,471 Undergraduate Students

On-Campus Housing: Yes

Application Deadline: Rolling

✓ Identifies & Tracks Foster Youth
✓ Specific Programming for Foster Youth
✓ Beneficial Programming for Foster Youth
✓ Year-Round Housing Available

Campus Programming

WCU Promise Program

The WCU Promise Program is a campus support program serving unaccompanied homeless and foster youth. The program supports students with access to year-round housing on campus, food and supplies from the Resource Pantry, priority employment opportunities, access to scholarship funds, and monthly programming that provides mentorship and opportunities to engage with peers and guest speakers.

Program Coordinator Ian Davis (idavis@wcupa.edu) additionally supports students with emergency funding, priority registration, coordinating and moving into year-round housing options, programming including monthly check-ins and holiday events, and referrals to support services as needed including tutoring, success coaches, and counseling.

WCU Compass Program

The COMPASS program is aimed at supporting African American males currently on academic probation through collaborative efforts at West Chester University. Our institutional efforts to support the academic success of students has resulted in a multi-layered approach. The COMPASS programs for a direct individualized approach with graduate level academic mentors. The weekly meetings allow for the male students to have a safe space in which to trust and share successes, barriers and challenges as a student at West Chester University. This program empowers students to advocate for themselves across the campus.

Supplemental Information

  • West Chester University is a part of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).


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