Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)
We take great pride in being a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community that values and celebrates each other's differences.
Welcome to Our Community
Our We're All Widener initiative demonstrates an approach and commitment to diversity in which a plurality of viewpoints are valued, explored, and seen as opportunities for learning and personal growth.
Our focus on diversity emphasizes three key values:
- We're all valued.
- We're all contributors.
- We're all Widener.
Our Commitment as a University
Widener's strategy reflects our commitment to adapt to rapid change and position the university and our community members to thrive. We accomplish this by empowering our community of learners to discover and create better futures.
Learn more about our strategy, mission, and history
Being able to have these internships and experiences outside of the classroom makes me feel happy because not only am I able to build connections, but I’m getting experience and understanding with the career that I want.
It’s really important to me to be involved in setting an image, especially for first-generation students or people who are shy or minority students on campus. I want to use my voice.
Widener is definitely like a home away from home. I spend a lot of time here, so I’ve gotten used to the environment. It’s very comfortable and everyone here is really nice.
I feel like it’s my job to help someone who comes after me – women and also black people in tech. I think about myself. I didn’t have someone to look to.
When I was struggling with my own identity, Widener never turned its back against me. And that’s exactly the type of experience I want to provide other students.
What I’ve learned through the MEd program is the skills to succeed, whether it is organizational administration, coaching and developing leaders, or even the vernacular to know what is going on in the world of higher education.
In the News
It was a week of pomp and circumstance as Widener celebrated its 2023 graduates. For students in two programs, there was even more reason to celebrate.
President’s Award Winner Ijjae Hill reflects on her time at Widener as she prepares to receive her undergraduate degree.
Driven by student demand and growing diversity on campus, chapters of two historically Black fraternities – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. – have been reactivated on campus.