Rammy’s resources for WCU students

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Feeling stuck? Do you need help? Even if you’re not, there are many great resources on campus at WCU and beyond that can help you with just about anything you need.

    • pantry: Located on the lower level of Commonwealth Hall, the Resource Pantry assists students who are struggling with food insecurity. Their mission is: “​​The West Chester University Resource Pantry supports student success by minimizing uncertainty around nutrition and basic needs, and preparing students for life after graduation.” In Spring 2022, their hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pantry is open to all West Chester students and no appointment is required.
  • Office of Wellness Promotion: “The Office of Wellness Promotion offers students opportunities to develop sustainable skills in health and well-being,” according to their mission statement. This office is also in Commonwealth Hall, but on the opposite side of the Resource Pantry. In addition to their many events on campus, they also offer wellness coaching.
  • Counseling center: The Counseling and Psychological Services Division is located on the second level of the Lawrence Center. Its opening hours are Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment only and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They also bring therapy dogs to campus – check out @wcudogtherapy on Instagram!
  • Career Development Center: Whether you think you need it or not, the Career Development Center is a great resource to help you along your career path. The CDC is located in the Lawrence Center, Room 225, and is open Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You can also attend the drop-in hours Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. if you are limited in time. The Career Center offers services such as resume proofreading, mock interviews and will help you find an internship. They’ll also help you find a career/major if you’re struggling.
  • Student affairs: “West Chester University Student Affairs is a community of educators who design and enable cross-curricular experiences to develop students’ personal, professional and intellectual talents and prepare them to learn, lead and serve,” states in their mission statement. On their website, they offer resources such as Ram’s Guide to Success, Reporting an Incident, Rams Eye View, Student Ombuds, Rammy’s Resource Navigator, and the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Student Health Center: The Student Health Center is also located in the basement of Commonwealth Hall. Their services include general health care, immunizations, medications, needle disposal, sexual health services, and TB testing. According to the website, the Student Health Center is open Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (last app. at 3:20 p.m.) and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 00 open. 1 p.m. (last app. at 12:20 p.m.). *Note: Masks are compulsory in the Student Health Center.
  • Success Coaching Program: If you want to do better in class, success coaching at WCU can help you improve your personal and academic success. According to the website, their services include “time management, exam prep, note-taking, textbook reading, college adaptation, and more.”

Still feeling stuck? Cash https://wcupa.concerncenter.com/also known as Rammy’s Resource Navigator to find help on a specific problem.

Hally Everett is a fifth year major in Media and Culture with minors in Health Sciences and Entrepreneurship. [email protected]

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