College of Arts & Sciences
- Social Sciences Division
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 226
- tel: 610-499-4365
- fax: 610-499-4603
- Chair, Department of Sociology
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 239B
- tel: 610-499-4640
Clubs & Organizations, Sociology
“Sociology Club gave me the opportunity to take a leadership position… I connected with my peers and professors outside of class, which allowed me to build stronger relationships between my major and extracurricular interests.”
President of Sociology Club, 2013–2014
Students who major or minor in sociology at Widener University are granted numerous opportunities to develop, apply, and enhance what they learn in their courses beyond the traditional classroom walls.
By participating in any of our discipline-specific clubs and organizations described here, students can further cultivate their interests in sociology on both a personal and professional level, establishing meaningful networks with faculty and peers.
The Sociology Club is a student-led extracurricular organization aimed at helping undergraduates succeed in sociology. By working with peers and a faculty advisor, the club promotes independent thought and encourages student involvement in various social issues and active engagement. Students have volunteered, participated in, and hosted a variety of service-related, fundraising, and topic-driven awareness events on campus and in the local community. Students have an opportunity to foster a sense of community and leadership among fellow undergraduates who are interested in sociology. For more information, students should contact the faculty adviser Professor Beth Latshaw.
Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta is a prestigious international sociology honors society for students who have earned high marks in their sociology courses and academic career. Our charter to establish the Alpha Phi of Pennsylvania Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta was received and applications for membership for the 2015–2016 school year will be accepted. For more information, students should contact Widener’s chapter representative Professor Beth Latshaw.
American Sociological Association
Students who seek to meet sociologists from schools across the United States and deeply explore empirical and pedagogical scholarship have the opportunity to become student members of the American Sociological Association (ASA). The ASA, a national, professional organization for sociologists, maintains a membership of more than 13,000 individuals and holds an annual meeting each August. Students interested in pursuing a master’s degree or doctorate in sociology are particularly encouraged to join ASA and take advantage of the opportunities and resources student membership offer.