West Chester University

West Chester University is in its Pilot Year (2018-2019) for the RAM Initiative (Real Achievement Matters). This is a two year, Inclusive Postsecondary Higher Education commuter program (we are working on residential option for near future) in which a small number of students are fully included into the academic and social fabric of campus life. The RAM students take 3 college classes and one work-experience internship each of 4 semesters as an ‘audit’ designation, pay full tuition plus $2000.00 per semester, have full time mentors as support, and attempt all assignments for their classes. The person-centered planning includes 4-5 overall goals for each semester, weekly meetings with the program director and grad student intern, biweekly with the graduate assistant, and daily support from undergraduate peer mentors.

RAM Initiative