Resources & Services
Students are our first priority.
Widener University is committed to providing you with the resources and services you need to have the best college experience possible. From academic support to health and wellness programs to multicultural forums, and interfaith resources, we’ll do everything we can to help you reach your educational and professional goals. That support includes:
- Counseling Center | Access counseling, psychotherapy, education, assessment, and psychiatric services so you can enjoy mental and emotional health.
- Interfaith Center | Attend a service, meditate, participate in a student-run prayer meeting, or learn about local places of worship.
- International Student Services | Get help with your visa, attend international club meetings, and connect with other international students at Widener.
- Sexual Misconduct Resources | Find campus and community resources to report and gain support in the event of an incident of sexual misconduct.
- Multicultural Student Affairs | Learn about our Multicultural Student Affairs 1821 Experience pre-orientation program and our PRIDE Mentoring program, just two of the many ways Widener promotes diversity and supports students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
- Wellness Center | Take a group aerobics or spinning class, work out in the strength training room, or challenge yourself on our 24-foot climbing wall.
Schedule a visit to learn more about Widener’s resources and services.
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.