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Alpha Omega Epsilon

Open to:

Undergraduate students

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority of female engineering and technical science students from across the globe. The sorority promotes ideals that further the advancement of its members and builds a foundation for lifelong bonds of sisterhood though promoting understanding, knowledge, and communication within professions.

Alpha Upsilon Alpha

Open to:

Undergraduate and graduate students in education programs

Alpha Upsilon Alpha, the honor society of the International Literacy Association, recognizes and encourages scholarship, the development of personal and professional leadership, and service to the field of reading at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Members are acknowledged for having excelled in their chosen field of study, and are recognized as professionals committed to the importance of reading and language arts in education.

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Club

Open to:

Undergraduate social work students

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Club provides a setting for students to explore social work outside of the classroom. The BSW Club engages in a variety of social and service-orientated projects designed and implemented by students. Throughout the year, club members reach out to provide much needed community service to the Widener community and the residents of Chester and surrounding areas.

Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD)

Open to:

Occupational Therapy Students

The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) is a nonprofit organizations that serves as one of the world's premier occupational therapy institutions. Focused on addressing issues of systemic racism and oppression, occupational injustice, healthcare equity, and educational decolonization, Widener is pleased to have COTAD join the community. 

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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.

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.

Human Sexuality Education Student Organization

Open to:

Graduate students in human sexuality studies program only

The Human Sexuality Education Student Organization seeks to engage and support CHSS students throughout their time in the program through social events, networking opportunities, and information sessions. HSEDSO hosts events such as Sex Soirée (end of year celebration), HSED Talks (sexuality-related talks hosted at Widener), and the AASECT information session.

Institute for Graduate Clinic Psychology Student Forum

Open to:

Graduate students in PsyD program only

The Student Forum (SF) is the student self-government organization in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology . The SF provides a voice for the student body and a means for communication between students, faculty ,and administration. SF’s goal is to enhance students’ education, professional, cultural, and social development by sustaining a supportive academic community.

Kappa Delta Pi

Open to:

Undergraduate and graduate students in education programs

Widener’s local chapter of Kappa Delta Pi fosters excellence in education and promotes fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Kappa Delta Pi is an international honors society organization and has more than 1.2 million members.

National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW)

Open to:

Undergrate and graduate social work students of African decent.

Widener’s Chapter of NABSW is a joint undergraduate and graduate student organization for those of African descent involved in social support, networking, and community service. The group advocates for social change, justice, and human development of African people here in the United States and throughout the world.

Phi Alpha ΦΑ - National Social Work Honor Society

Open to:

Undergraduate and graduate social work students who attained excellence in scholarship

The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideas. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. Undergraduate and graduate social work students who have completed 9 semester hours of required social work courses or at least 37.5% of the total hours/credits required for the degree, whichever is later achieved, and rank in the top 35% of their class can join.

Pro Bono National Honor Society

Open to:

Undergraduate and graduate students

The Pro Bono National Honor Society recognizes those undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate commitment to providing underserved clients and communities with quality healthcare services in their field of study while maintaining the standards and requirements of their curriculums and their professions. The Pro Bono National Honor Society aims to encourage the development of altruism and social responsibility.

Psychology Noir

Open to:

Graduate students in PsyD program only

Psychology Noir is an affinity group (student-initiated organization that has a formal tie to the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology). Psychology Noir serves as an empowering vehicle for the African American graduate psychology students to support one another. The purpose of the group is to provide its members with care, support, and enrichment during and after their matriculation from IGCP.

Psychology Students for Social Responsibility

Open to:

Graduate students in PsyD program only

Psychology Students for Social Responsibility (PsySSR) is a student group formed under the national organization, Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), to promote social justice as clinical psychologists in training within IGCP. PsySR includes six related programs to advance social justice through the lens of psychology, addressing human rights, climate change/sustainability, violence/war, peacebuilding, social health/wellbeing, and education.

Secondary Education Affinity Group

Open to:

Undergraduate, graduate, and alumni of secondary education programs

The Secondary Education Affinity Group is committed to the ongoing communication, networking, and gathering of secondary education students and alumni.

The Pro Bono Network

Open to:

Undergraduate and graduate students

The Pro Bono Network was developed to facilitate the networking of students participating in student-run pro bono clinics that are delivering rehabilitation healthcare services to the uninsured and underinsured of our communities. More than 80 universities nation-wide are members of the network.

Widener Student Education Association (WSEA)

Open to:

Undergraduate education majors

Widener Student Education Association is a local organization that serves to promote and increase interest in teaching and community engagement. The local chapter is associated with national and state student chapters. Its activities include community involvement projects and campus activities designed to promote professionalism in education. All students enrolled in teacher certification courses are strongly encouraged to become members.