Department & Office Directory



Gamma Eta Rho – A National Honor Society in Human Sexuality

Open to:

Graduate students in human sexuality studies program only

The mission of Gamma Eta Rho is to encourage and recognize excellence in intellectual achievement, critical inquiry, and creative thought relating to all aspects of human sexuality. The Society seeks to help students develop meaningful goals for their roles in society; to foster professional relationships and growth; and to advance the fields of human sexuality research, therapy, and education.

Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies Program

Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to explore all facets of gender and sexuality, using the lenses of sociology, psychology, criminal justice, English, history and many other disciplines, as well as enhancing critical thinking, writing, and presentation skills.

We offer a major, minor, and certificate. We also have pathway programs to Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Human Sexuality Studies. Because we are an interdisciplinary program, many students find it easy to add GWS as a minor or double-major.

Learn more about the GWS Minor! 

Learn more about the GWS Certificate!
See GWS BA Program Offerings

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Global Engagement Office

The Global Engagement Office provides students with an array of opportunities to learn about and experience cultures different from their own and to become globally engaged citizens. These experiences occur on and off campus through engagement with international students and scholars as well as through domestic and international study, research, and service learning programs.

Gospel Choir

Open to:

Undergraduate, graduate, and adult & professional studies students

The Gospel Choir gives several musical performances throughout the year both on and off campus, including performances at the Martin Luther King Memorial Service and Jesse Anderson Awards Dinner at Widener, and songfests with other local universities and colleges. Students receive academic credit for participation. The group rehearses weekly and offers at least one concert a semester for both the university and local community.


Government Relations Office

The Office of Government Relations serves as the primary liaison with the federal, state, and local governments. The Office cultivates and sustains relationships with legislative and executive branch officials and their offices in support of strategic institutional initiatives and priority projects.

  • Old Main

Grants Office

Widener’s Grants Office is housed within the Department of Development and Alumni Engagement under University Advancement. The mission of the Grants Office is to coordinate and facilitate Widener’s mutually beneficial relationships with government, corporate, and foundation entities. The office can assist with identifying funders, proposal preparation, budgeting, reviewing and editing, submissions, and grant management.

Grasselli Hall

Grasselli Hall is a first-year Residence Hall in the first-year quads. This building is a Living Learning Community (LLC) for first year nursing students.

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Hanna Hall

Hanna Hall is one of the freshman living options located in the first-year quad open to all incoming students.

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Harris Hall

Harris Hall is a housing option for upperclassmen that includes both traditional and apartment-style layouts.

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Harrisburg Simulation Lab

The Harrisburg Simulation lab provides hands-on experience for nursing students to get real life experience working with simulations.

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  • Harrisburg Campus

Health Care Management (HCM) Alumni Association

Open to:

Graduate students

The HCM Alumni Association organizes events and activities to accomplish the following objectives: (1) To foster community building and networking. (2) To highlight the achievements of HCM alumni regionally, nationally, and globally. (3) To support and engage current students and to promote the health care management program as a leader in health care management education. (4) To serve as a resource and hub of expertise for healthcare professionals.

Healthy Me Program

Healthy Me is a community collaboration designed to provide children in the Chester Upland School District with an innovative learning opportunity to engage in reading and math activities using the context of personal and public health, while fostering relationships with mentors from Widener University and Main Line Health System.

  • Hyatt Hall

Higher Education Student Association (HESA)

Open to:

Graduate students in higher education programs

The Higher Education Student Association (HESA) is a graduate student organization that supports master and doctoral students in the higher education programs at Widener. Led by students, HESA offers professional, academic, and social programming throughout the year. From happy hours to guest speakers, HESA enriches the student experience and offers resources beyond the classroom.


Open to:

Undergraduate students

Hillel’s purpose is to serve the Jewish community at Widener by fostering a safe space to practice religious beliefs while also creating a social, cultural, and educational space on campus. Students organize events on campus, while also attending events in the nearby Swarthmore area.

History Department

The History Department opens student's eyes to a broader perspective on the world. Creative thinking, analytical writing, and critical interpretation are skills that make history graduates ideal job candidates in various fields.
See Program Offerings


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Howell Hall

Howell Hall is one of the freshman dorms in the first-year quad area mostly occupied by engineering majors.

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Human Resources

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Human Resources is committed to providing effective, accurate, and responsive services, fostering an environment of mutual trust and respect, and building a community that embraces academic excellence, diversity, civic responsibility, and leadership.