Office of Student Life
University Center, Lower Level
Adrienne Michele Craig
Assistant Dean for Student Life
Director of Student Organizations
Director of Student Engagement
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
- Pioneer Ranger Challenge
- Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
- Residence Hall Association
- SOS Brigade
- Widener Activities Council (WAC)
- Widener Dance Company (WDC)
- Women on the Verge
- Young Democrats of Widener
For information on additional student organizations, browse the list of public clubs on Campus Cruiser.
Dean Fred Akl
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At the Health Annex
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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.