department of student’s welfare is charged with the responsibility of
offering services to cater for all the welfare of the students. The aim
is to create, develop and promote an environment that supports and
enhances both academic pursuits and foster individual growth and
stimulates creativity. The department’s main activities include:
- Guidance and counselling.
- Games, sports and recreation.
- Chaplaincy unit to address the religious and spiritual issues and activities.
- Recruitment and placement services.
- Students’ leadership and training.
- Work-study and linkages with other resource organizations.
- Students exchange Programmes
- Facilitation of clubs and societies activities.
Accommodation and Catering Services
University College provides accommodation to the students who apply for
it subject to availability of space. It facilitates search for and
recommends good hostels for the non resident students. The first year
students are usually given priority in campus room allocation . Catering
services are provided at the cafeteria on a pay-as-you-eat arrangement.
The choice of meals is varied and the cost of food is subsidized for
Spiritual Issues and Activities
are advised and encouraged to attend the spiritual services and
participate actively in other social activities meant for nurturing
spiritual, psychological and social welfare. The University College has
registered the following religious groups which are facilitated through
the Chaplaincy Unit. i. The protestant students’ service is held on
Sundays at 8.30 A.M. in the campus and is facilitated by the Christian
Union leaders and the patron. ii. The Catholics Sunday service is
facilitated by the YCS leaders and their patron. iii. The SDA services
are conducted on Saturdays by the leaders and the patron iv. The Muslims
community services is held on Fridays at the Chuka Town Mosque ( 1 km
from the Campus)
purpose of this section is to assist students in the development of
skills for establishing and maintaining effective and satisfying
personal and social relationships. It also helps them in the formulation
and implementation of their educational and career plans. Counselling
services also facilitate students self -understanding and self
acceptance. The students are also assisted in the areas of guidance,
growth nurturing, helping them cope with crises and learning how to
counselling services are implemented through the use of professional
students’ counsellors, chaplains, academic advisors and the peer
counsellors. The staff in the medical department are also available to
be consulted or to handle referral cases.
Games, Sports and Recreation
University College provides sporting facilities and programmes not only
for competition but also for leisure and recreation. Facilities are
provided for both indoor games (darts, scrabble, table tennis, chess and
badminton) and other games like soccer, basket ball, netball,
volleyball, rugby, handball and athletics.
Chuka University Students Association
students' Association referred to as CUSA is an organization that
represents all Chuka University students.The students’ Welfare
Department works closely with the students’ Association which is their
governing body. Through CUSA, the students organize their collective
views and activities in the university. Students’ Clubs and Societies
Students are encouraged to organize themselves into clubs and societies
for ease of interaction and flow of information. The professional clubs
organize symposia among other activities in the University.