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Contact

  • Beatriz Urraca, PhD

    • Director, Gender & Women's Studies
    • Kapelski Learning Center, Room 323
    • tel: 610-499-1112
    • burraca@widener.edu

Clubs & Co-Curricular Activities, Gender and Women’s Studies

Student Testimonial

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Taylor Tolton, Modern Languages Major

"The trip to Puebla, Mexico taught me about the indigenous women in rural Mexican communities. I was moved by the experience of witnessing the fruits of their success, by hearing their personal stories of how they became aware of their human rights as women, and of the importance of preserving their environment and maintaining their language and traditions.”

Students in Widener’s gender and women’s studies (GWS) program take part in a variety of clubs and co-curricular activities designed to enhance their academic experience outside of class. 

Here are just a few of the ways in which students engage in GWS throughout the academic year. 

Iota Iota Iota

Iota Iota Iota (Triota) is a national honors society that encourages and supports scholarship and excellence in women’s studies. Membership is open to GWS majors or minors and to any graduate or undergraduate student at Widener University who has a strong interest in GWS. Undergraduates must have achieved third-semester standing with at least 6 hours of GWS courses and a GPA of at least 3.0. Graduates must have a demonstrated record of research or activism in gender-related issues. 

Women in Computing

The Women in Computing Club helps our female students build social connections with each other and provides opportunities for juniors and seniors to mentor first-year students interested in the computing field. Club members participate in weekly meetings and work together on various activities and undergraduate research projects. Interested students may attend regional computer science conferences and present the results of their research in undergraduate research poster sessions. 

“NO MORE” Campaign

Inspired by actress Mariska Hargitay’s “NO MORE” campaign, students organize a series of activities to engage the campus community in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.