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The Student Consumer Information Regulations of the US Department of Education require all colleges and universities to provide their students access to certain information to which they are entitled to as consumers.
Under these regulations, Widener University annually distributes to all students a notice of the availability of consumer information. The links following provide the information outlined for consumer disclosure by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).
Widener University provides, to all enrolled or prospective students, any information upon request through mailings, publications, or electronic media.
- Academic Programs
- Institutional and Program Accreditations
- Student Activities
- Student Body Diversity
- Instructional Facilities
- Title IX Notice
- Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination Policy
- Constitution Day
Textbooks - Embedded in our online course registration system for each course is the ISBN number and retail price information of required and recommended textbooks and supplemental course materials.
- College Navigator - Provides information on institutions of higher education that has been collected by the U.S. Department of Education through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
- College Scorecard for Main Campus - A tool provided by the Department of Education that provides institutional information for campuses offering undergraduate programs.
- Retention Rates
- Graduation Rates
- School of Nursing NCLEX pass rate (see BSN Program Highlights)
- DPT Exam pass rate (see DPT Program Highlights)
- Commonwealth Law School Bar Passage
- Delaware Law School Bar Passage
- Graduate Institution Enrollment of Graduates
- Placement of Employment by Industry
- Post-Graduation Status by Area of Study
- Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data
Please note that each state has different requirements and names for the different professional licenses. Laws about policies relating to licensure vary by state. States determine professional scope of practice as well as the titles they can use. Consequently, titles vary.
Many states have processes for reciprocity and the transfer of licenses from another state, although some will require you to go through the entire application process as a new applicant.
Please visit the web sites below for information about professional licensure outside of Pennsylvania for the following academic programs:
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy
- Education Programs
- Nursing Programs
- Masters in Physician Assistant Studies
- Masters in Social Work (seated)
- Masters in Social Work (online)
- Masters in Speech and Language Pathology
Widener University makes every effort to resolve student complaints internally, using policies and procedures outlined in the current undergraduate and graduate catalogs or student handbooks. It is expected that students will fully utilize any and all of such administrative procedures to address concerns and/or complaints in as timely a manner as possible.
For procedures regarding:
• Non-Academic Complaints: refers to incidents of unprofessional behavior and other complaints that are not of an academic grade concern. Contact Assistant Dean of Students for the Office of Student Conduct.
• Americans with Disabilities Act (see the Student Accessibility Services Website)
For a complaint about inaccessibility or to request accommodation due to disability-related needs, please contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services.
Widener University’s Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination policy (“EOHN “) defines and governs:
All allegations regarding discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of sex, gender, age, race, creed, national origin or ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, and/or genetic information (otherwise known as protected classes) and all allegations regarding sexual misconduct, which includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation The EOHN Policy and procedures can be found on the Title IX Resources webpage. Please use the Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct reporting form, which is located on the Title IX Resources webpage, to report all incident(s) implicating the EOHN policy.
Use the above Reporting Form to also report Bias Incidents, and Pregnancy and Parenting related discrimination.
• Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): see Loading... in the Student Handbook
• Criminal Activity: Complaints involving matters of a criminal nature, such as assault, battery and theft should be directed to Campus Safety at 610-499-4200.
In the unlikely event that an issue cannot be resolved by the university, students may file a complaint with their respective State Licensing Authority. For residential students taking courses on-campus, the Pennsylvania Department of Education - Postsecondary and Adult Education would be the applicable agency. For online students, the state agency would generally correspond with the student's state of residence. These agencies should be contacted only after the student has registered a complaint with the university and has not received a response to the request for resolution.
Contact information for all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories is provided in the linked PDF.
Unresolved complaints may also be filed with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the university's accrediting agency, once all other avenues have been exhausted.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801
An independent auditor is appointed each year by the Board of Trustees to audit the university's financial statements.
Audited Financial Statements
- Audited 2022 Financial Statements
- Audited 2021 Financial Statements
- Audited 2020 Financial Statements
Once a draft of the IRS Form 990 is completed and reviewed by our independent tax advisers, it is first reviewed by both the Audit and Finance & Administration Committees of the Board of Trustees. It is then reviewed with the full Board of Trustees at its next meeting (normally the February meeting).
The Form 990 is not filed until the full Board of Trustees has reviewed it with management.
COVID-19 or other pandemics or epidemics may impact the learning experience in unpredictable ways. The University reserves the right at all times to cancel, suspend or delay all or any classes or programs provided by the University, to transition all or any classes or programs to an online or hybrid format, closing campus facilities, or to take any other measures that the University deems necessary in order to protect the health and safety of University community members and/or to comply with health and safety laws, orders, ordinances, regulations, and health and safety guidance issued by local, state and national public health officials.
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If you need additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, you may contact the Office of Enrollment Management.