Clubs & Organizations
Widener— where fun, learning, and service come together.
Having fun, becoming a leader, and making a difference are what Widener's clubs and organizations are all about. Choose from over 85 clubs and organizations — everything from sports to student government to dance to foreign languages, animé, and other interests.
We've also got an amazing line-up of campus events. But clubs are about more than making friends and having fun. Studies show that the more involved you are in campus life, the more likely you are to earn good grades and graduate on time. The more you do, the more you get done.
Endless Opportunities for a Diverse Community
Our extraordinary, inspiring students love to get involved.
- 41% of our students participate in at least one club, Greek organization, or other campus leadership activity.
- 16% of Widener students start a club during their college career. Widener's values are part of the fun and games, too.
- Widener athletes coach and mentor kids in the Chester community as part of Northern Star Sports, a student organization founded by sports management/marketing major Annalicia Geeter '12.
- Through our after-school program, Voices for Change, Widener students teach local kids about television production at Widener's television studio.
- Special interest groups, such as Widener's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning Student Alliance (LGBTQSA), work to enhance the quality of campus life for all students.
- Through programs like E.L.E.V.A.T.E., students get opportunities to build and enhance leadership skills.
Browse Widener's clubs and organizations and see what interests you.
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Dean Fred Akl
Professor Fred A. Akl, dean of the School of Engineering, discusses his work with NASA during the STS-63 and STS-71 space shuttle missions.
At the Health Annex
Lynn Freda, a nurse and graduate student in Widener's Family Nurse Practitioner master's program, talks about her experiences working with Dr. Shirlee Drayton-Brooks, associate professor at the School of Nursing.
Dr. Marina Barnett
Dr. Marina Barnett, associate professor in the Center for Social Work Education, talks about the leadership qualities she sees in her students. Also, Dr. Barnett gives an amazing Widener rallying cry. Check it out!
Catherine Rawlings '14
Catherine Rawlings, a junior from West Chester, Pa., talks about why she participates in the AmeriCorps Community Fellows program at Widener.
Dr. Jeannette Wyatt
Assistant Professor Jenny Wyatt discusses the work and impact of the Widener Center for Violence Prevention.
Dr. Nadine McHenry
Associate Professor Nadine McHenry talks about the importance of exposing teacher candidates to schoolchildren from different contexts.
The 1821 Experience
In this pre-orientation program, you will explore how multiculturalism adds to the college experience and connect with other students on campus.
This multi-day backpacking trip, led by members of the Outdoor Adventure Club, offers incoming Widener students a chance to build self-confidence and a social network of like-minded students on campus while having fun in the Appalachian Mountains.
This student life leadership program, Enhancing Leadership Experience Via Activities, Training, and Engagement, aka ELEVATE, allows you to build or hone your leadership skills with learning tracks for emerging student leaders.
The Oskin Leaders program inspires and equips Widener undergraduates to courageously leverage their passion and leadership skills to create significant, positive change.