Greetings from Vice President Betts
Hello to new and returning students at Western:
It is wonderful to welcome all of you to campus. We hope that you will find this Student Handbook helpful and you refer to it often to take advantage of all the great things the university has to offer you. Additionally, this handbook contains many of the important policies you need to know about as well as the answers to those basic questions students always ask.
Western is a vibrant educational community and the staff within the Division of Student Affairs take pride in furthering the university’s mission by encouraging and enhancing student learning in and out of the classroom. We are committed to working with students to help you achieve your educational goals and to enjoy social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being during your college years. For example,
- Join a supportive and diverse community that respects individual choices and achievements
- Deejay for the radio station
- Run for head of student government
- Become a member in one of the a cappella groups
- Join the Adventure Club
- Lead your soccer team to a varsity victory
Should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the staff in Student Affairs. Also, be sure to read the weekly WOW (What’s On at Western) email and check out Western’s webpages for information about Student Affairs and other offices and programs at the university.
In summation, please know that we are here to help you along your educational journey and we are dedicated to one primary objective — your success as a student!
I look forward to seeing you on campus and wish you a great year ahead.
Dr. Keith Betts
Vice President for Student Affairs
PS: Go Colonials!