The Enrichment Theme goals direct us to strengthen and expand the many programs and activities that enhance quality of life for all campus community members. Focused on increasing visibility, improving academic programs and strengthening community impact, campus members expanded enrichment activities during Building on Excellence’s implementation. Many athletic, artistic, cultural and co-cultural events were held, providing students opportunities for engagement and enrichment.
The Athletic Department increased its communication and social media presence in order to improve University and local awareness of student athletes’ academic, civic and athletics success. In 2017-2018 additional funding of $17,000 was allocated to increase broadcasts for athletic contests. The Athletic Department livestreamed three football games, four soccer matches (2 men; 2 women), 13 men's/women's basketball doubleheaders two softball games and one women's lacrosse match for a total of 23 athletic events during the 2017-18 year. That is the most athleticevents broadcast in one academic year in school history.
The WCUFinLit team (formerly WCULifeSkills) hosted 14 programs in the 2017-18 academic year. The programming included game nights, a panel with Randy Warren CEO of Warren Financial and WCU Alum, and a collaborative event with WCU’s Resource Pantry dubbed Operation S.N.O.W (Student needs over winter).
The WCUFinLit team also held presentations on budgeting, credit management and student loan debt for classes and groups, including MSW students, Wellness Ambassadors, and THA300. In 2017-18, WCUFinLit team also collaborated with PSECU to hold interactive information tables in Sykes and Lawrence. During these events the ambassador team interacted with more than 600 WCU students. New for academic year 2017-18, the ambassador team provided WCUFinLit Toolkits which included worksheets that teach students how to create a budget, check their credit report, monitor their credit score, and monitor student loan debt.