Interest Groups

Whether it’s poetry, dancing, advocacy, anime, or hiking, Widener makes it easy for students to explore their interests.

There are more than 80 clubs and organizations on campus, from Debate Team to the Outdoor Adventure Club. Open to all undergraduate students, these groups host programs throughout the year to nurture their own interests as well as share them with others.

We’ve got so many types of interest clubs. Want to be a polyglot? Join the French or Italian clubs. Do you enjoy celebrating diversity? Consider joining Spectrum, Latinos Unidos, or the Black Student Union, Widener’s oldest student organization.

If you don’t find the club you’re looking for, then feel free to start one up! The Office of Student Life encourages students to get involved on campus and will help you get things off the ground.

  • Asian Student Scholars Association (ASSA)
  • Battery Robinett
  • Black Men United (BMU)
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • College Republicans
  • Color Guard
  • Environmental Club
  • Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA)
  • International Club
  • Latinos Unidos
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning Student Alliance (LGBTQSA)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
  • Residence Hall Association
  • SOS Brigade
  • Spectrum
  • Widener Activities Council (WAC)
  • Widener Dance Company (WDC)
  • Women on the Verge
  • Young Democrats of Widener

Difference makers

Dean Fred Akl Video

Difference makers

Dean Fred Akl Video

Difference makers

Dr. Marina Barnett Video

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Catherine Rawlings Video

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Dr. Jeannette Wyatt Video

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Dr. Nadine McHenry Video

Program Highlight

1821 Experience

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.

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Summit Widener

Summit Widener
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.

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ELEVATE

ELEVATE
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.

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Oskin Leaders

Oskin Leaders
The Oskin Leaders program inspires and equips Widener undergraduates to courageously leverage their passion and leadership skills to create significant, positive change.

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PSC/Bonner Leaders

PSC/Bonner Leaders Program
This program connects Widener students with a service movement of college students around the country. Students in the Presidential Service Corps/Bonner Leaders Program complete 300 hours of community service and a variety of leadership activities.