Welcome to the WCU family!

The Staff Senate is your connection to university and state-level decision-making bodies to communicate permanent, non-faculty employee’s priorities and needs.

As members of the Staff Senate and your new colleagues, we are pleased to welcome you to the WCU community. Western Carolina University’s Staff Senate is an elected body that represents the university’s permanent, non-faculty employees. The Staff Senate serves in an advisory capacity to the Chancellor and other university decision-making bodies and meets monthly to discuss staff members’ ideas and concerns. We have compiled the following information to help you get acclimated to WCU.

Other WCU Employee Benefits

Learn more about health and wellness benefits, as well as available community discounts.

Get Involved in the WCU Community

From events to networking communities, dive into your WCU community to experience great things.

Training Opportunities

From events to networking communities, dive into your WCU community to experience great things.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through ComPsych provides assistance to employees from confidential counseling, work-life solutions, and legal support, as well as information on thousands of topics including relationships, work, school, children, wellness, legal, financial and free time.

Need to find child or pet care? Need help with college planning? Looking to buy a car? Want to talk to someone?


Check out some of the most frequently asked questions from new employees.

If you have a question that is not listed here, please feel free to ask it here. We will reach out to you with the answer.

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What's my 920#?

This is your unique campus ID. It will be used for most of your interactions with departments on campus (e.g., IT, HR, etc.) and for accessing some of the software you are likely to use. You should receive this number when you are hired.

You can find this number on your myWCU.wcu.edu homepage.

What's myWCU?

This system contains tools and information for students and employees. Here, employees can make changes to contact information, check leave balances, print tax documents, etc. Some employees may also use this site to submit monthly time sheets.

Check out myWCU.

What's a CatCard?

This is your campus ID that can be used for a wide variety of things, including storing money for purchases (such as snacks & drinks, bookstore and gift shop, photocopies in the library, etc.), and identification for access to events, the library, the Campus Recreation Center, and more.

Check out the CatCard Office for more information.

Can I get help with IT questions?

You should receive information about email and network access from your department when you start work.

Check here for New Hire FAQs

Check here to submit an IT ticket

Check here for general IT information

How do I reserve an event or meeting space?

Rooms are available for reservation by WCU faculty, staff, and Recognized Student Organizations accross campus.

Manage room reservations here.

The Department of Campus Activities (DCA) manages some meeting and event spaces, of which their staff can help with event planning and program production and can also provide special equipment and services for your program.

For more information about the DCA spaces, check here.

What's Canvas?

This is our web-based course management software. It also contains tools to help manage groups, create discussion boards, and administer polls and tests.

Check out Canvas here.

How do I print?

PawPrint Services is a network based print, copy, scan, and fax service for all faculty, staff, students, and community members of WCU. Below you will see a breakdown of the services, pricing, and options available.

Find more information here.

What survey platform can I use?

The Coulter Faculty Commons manages the university’s survey platform, Qualtrics. All employees are eligible for access to Qualtrics.

Where can I find information about WCU's Emergency Services?

Western Carolina University is committed to creating and maintaining a culture of safety. We strive to foster a supportive and secure environment, where individuals can feel safe to visit, learn, work and live.

Emergency preparedness is the responsibility of every individual in the Western Carolina University community. Together we can plan and prepare, stay informed and continue to foster a safe and secure campus environment.

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Learn more about WCU’s Emergency Services department

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