The Key Student Handbook
A Welcome from Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, University President
Welcome to Kutztown University. You have just begun an experience that will change your life and that of those around you. By choosing to pursue a college education you have joined a community of scholars that offers many opportunities and responsibilities.
Kutztown University offers strong academic programs supported by an excellent faculty, staff and administration. In addition, there are numerous activities and services designed to support and guide you along the way and to help you make responsible and productive decisions. Between the covers of this handbook, you will find the rules and regulations that govern university life. These are established as a clear roadmap of policies and procedures, which serve to maintain the integrity and quality of a Kutztown University education and campus life.
My best wishes to you as you embark on this important and exciting journey.
A Welcome from Dr. Donavan McCargo, Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
Thank you for choosing to be part of the Kutztown University community! As a Golden Bear, your possibilities are endless, and success is within reach. The Division of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs desires to help every student on their educational journey reach their highest potential. We strive to provide intentional programs, activities, and experiences that are engaging, rewarding, and create lasting memories. Please take a moment to review this important document, The Key. In these pages are tons of helpful pieces of information about our offices, programs, services, and policies. If you should not find an answer to your question, contact my office, the Office of the Dean of Students, or one of the many offices across our campus. May you have a successful academic year and may nothing stop you from reaching your goals.
A Welcome from Kayla Sherry, Student Government Board President
Congratulations on joining Kutztown University and welcome to the KU family. As an incoming freshman, you are about to embark on one of life's greatest and most fulfilling journeys, a college education. This is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming, as you will be presented with new people and new situations. Getting involved with the University is a great way to meet new people, adapt to your new surroundings, and acquire and expand skills. With more than 180 student organizations, KU serves a wide range of student interests and offers many opportunities for involvement. Students agree that getting involved has been the highlight of their KU experience and a great way to supplement their education, as you will learn skills and gain experience that cannot be taught in the classroom. As an actively engaged member of the campus community, you will affect change in the University, thus benefitting not only yourself but also a great institution.
The Student Government Board welcomes inquiries and is always here to represent you.