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National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

Open to:

Nursing students, registered RNs

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists is a membership organization devoted to advancing the unique expertise and values the clinical nurse specialist brings to delivering high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care and to reducing the cost of health care delivery. NACNS has more than 2,000 members and represents the more than 70,000 clinical nurse specialists working in hospitals and health systems, clinics and ambulatory settings and colleges and universities today.

National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)

Open to:

Undergraduate students

The Widener University Section of NCNW seeks to educate, empower, motivate, and unify minority women, as well as all women, at Widener. This organization provides networking and job opportunities, the ability to establish mentor relationships, entrepreneurial support, civic engagement, and more with the goal to empower women.

National League for Nursing (NLN)

Open to:

Graduate nursing students, nurse educators

The National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, health care organizations, and agencies.

Omega Chi Epsilon (OXE) - National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering

Open to:

Undergraduate students

Omega Chi Epsilon is an honor society that recognizes chemical engineering students who have compiled an outstanding undergraduate academic record. It is generally considered to be the top honor society specifically dedicated to chemical engineers.

Outdoor Adventure Club

The Outdoor Adventure Club is for anyone who loves nature and the outdoors. Numerous events from hiking and biking to rock climbing and kayaking (and all things in between) provide students with opportunities to experience the outdoors firsthand.

Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)

Open to:

Undergraduate students

The accounting program has a long-standing relationship with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Students who attend meetings of this professional organization are offered free student memberships. Membership is open to all School of Business Administration students.

Phi Alpha Theta - National History Honor Society

Open to:

Undergraduate students

The History Honors Society, Phi Alpha Theta, recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of history. Widener’s chapter, Alpha Eta Mu, was established in 1994 and its members have presented at the organization’s national and regional conferences. Membership is by invitation only and all Widener undergraduates who have taken four history courses are eligible.

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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.

Phi Delta Theta

Open to:

Undergraduate students

Phi Delta Theta is a fraternity committed to the principles as friendship, sound learning, and a high standard of morality. The organization works to help each member meet his true potential.

Phi Lambda Upsilon- Chemistry Honor Society

Open to:

Undergraduate and graduate students

Phi Lambda Upsilon is a nationally recognized honorary chemical society for undergraduate and graduate chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering students for the promotion of high scholarship and original investigation in all branches of pure and applied chemistry. Widener junior/senior undergraduates that have excelled in completing 30 hours of coursework in chemistry, biochemistry , or chemical engineering can be nominated.

Phi Sigma Epsilon (PSE)

Open to:

Undergraduate students

Pi Sigma Epsilon is the only national, professional fraternity for marketing, sales, and management. As a member of PSE, students enjoy a national awards and scholarship program, national speakers, competitions, career fairs, and national conventions. Meet-and-greet events are offered on campus during which students learn how to network, how to talk in public, and how to negotiate for a job.

Phi Sigma Sigma

Open to:

Undergraduate students

Phi Sigma Sigma is a sorority passionately committed to academic careers and Widener's campus community, while also expressing individuality and sharing what each member has in common. Phi Sigma Sigma promotes leadership and allows members to excel in their community and become role models for others.

Physics and Astronomy Club

The Physics and Astronomy Club brings together students and faculty who have shared knowledge and interests in current physics topics. Students in this club have access to Widener's Observatory.

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Pi Sigma Alpha - National Political Science Honor Society

Open to:

Undergraduate students

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national Political Science Honors Society. It is open to political science or international relations majors and minors with a junior or senior status that have achieved academic distinction. The organization is dedicated to raising awareness of issues related to political science. The Upsilon Kappa Chapter at Widener was founded during the 1994-1995 academic year.

Pre-Law Society

Open to:

Undergraduate students

The Pre-Law Society focuses on helping students achieve their goal of getting into and succeeding at law school. Each month, the Pre-Law Society sponsors a meeting featuring invited guests, such as practicing attorneys, LSAT-preparation specialists, and representatives from our two law schools. Additionally, the Society organizes social events and field trips, such as to the U.S. Supreme Court and the state capital in Harrisburg, PA.

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Pride Activites Council (PAC)

Open to:

Undergraduate students

Pride Activities Council enhances student and campus life by providing high-quality, student-driven social, educational, cultural, and recreational programs and activities for the Widener community. PAC welcomes its members to plan weekly events while also encouraging students to be engaged in them and to promote a fulfilling college experience.

Pride Pack Dance Team

Open to:

Undergraduate students

The Pride Pack Dance Team is a dance organization filled with spirit that helps cheer on Widener sports teams at athletic competitions. Pride Pack enables students to create bonds with each other and to promote enthusiasm for their peers.

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.

Psi Chi – The International Honor Society in Psychology

Open to:

Undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Psychology, graduate students, and faculty members

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, is an organization of professionals, scientists, faculty, students, and alumni whose mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the science and application of psychology.  Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for membership if they are a second-semester sophomore with an established GPA that places then in the top 35% of their class and is at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale.

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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.