We take service pretty seriously here.
At Widener, we build leaders who understand that giving back is an important part of growing up. You’ll quickly see that service to others forms a significant part of the Widener experience. It’s evident in class. You’ll see it on campus, too-- all clubs and organizations require members to perform service in order to stay in good standing.
For students who want to do more, the university has several opportunities. Consider Community Fellows, where students design volunteer programs that connect peers with organizations needing help. The Presidential Service Corps/Bonner Leaders program also cultivates students who become leaders through service.
Other service clubs include Habitat for Humanity, Rotaract Club, Alpha Phi Omega, and Alternative Spring Break, which sends dozens of students on service trips to sites across the country, from Amarillo to Asheville.
For more information, contact the Office of Civic Engagement.
Dean Fred Akl
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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.