Widener Values

Experience. Engage. Lead.

How do we achieve that success?

We put Widener’s values — experiential learning, service learning and career preparation — at the center of every program we offer. Our leadership programs help our students to develop competency, character, and courage.

Whether they’re going for a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree, students rely on these pillars of our educational philosophy, while our leadership programs develop their competency, character, and courage for success at home or abroad.

Hands-on learning in small classes.

Enrolling at Widener enables students to learn more than just the facts; they engage in experiential learning projects where classroom knowledge is applied to real-world issues.

Meaningful service learning projects.

Our students enrich their learning by helping communities in the Philadelphia region, across the U.S., and around the world. 75% of Widener students participate in service or volunteer activities. It's no wonder why Widener ranks among Newsweek’s top 20 service-minded colleges.

Real-world on-the-job experience.

Our internships and co-op education programs consistently get high marks from students and employers alike. In fact, Widener offers the only co-op program in which students can gain a year of paid work while still completing their degree in four years.

Widener’s core values help our graduates make their mark in the world.

We're all Widener!

At Widener, anyone and everyone can step up to be a leader. Widener is committed to diversity and this commitment is one that values the perspectives of each of our community members.

Our focus on diversity emphasizes three key values:

    • We're all valued.
    • We're all contributors.
    • We're all Widener!

When a plurality of viewpoints are valued, explored, and seen as opportunities for learning and personal growth, we all benefit.