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Diversity & Inclusion

We take great pride in being a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community that values and celebrates each other's differences.

We're All Widener

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.

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Clubs Celebrating Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

While all Widener organizations support the We're All Widener mentality, we're home to numerous clubs and organizations that enrich our campus by fostering and celebrating inclusivity and diversity. Educational and social programs unite and inform our community about cultures, identities, and traditions that celebrate and embrace all communities and beliefs.

Pride in Our Differences

National Diversity Award

Widener was awarded a 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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A Diverse Campus

You'll be welcomed into a community that hails from 49 states and 22 countries.

Resources for Success

A dedicated support network will help you navigate your international student experience.

Community. Focused.

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Support Services & Resources

Regardless of where you're from or how you identify, you will be supported by dedicated faculty and staff who care about you – as an individual. And you will have access to resources and services that will make this place truly feel like a second home.

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Common Ground

We all hold different beliefs and perspectives. But we’re committed to sharing our views and engaging with people in respectful, meaningful ways. Through our Common Ground Initiative, students, faculty/staff, and administrators engage in dialogue about important issues on campus and beyond in an effort to build mutual understanding and unity.

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Religious Organizations & Spaces

Although Widener University is not affiliated with one single religion, we’re committed to the faith lives of all of our students, and support religious and spiritual student organizations, worship, and special events. Our Interfaith Sacred Space is a central location for you to nourish your spiritual life in an open, accepting, and unique environment through prayer, reflection, counseling, activities, and more.

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Expand Your Worldview

Through study abroad, Alternative Spring Break trips, immersion experiences, civic engagement opportunities, and other activities, you can step out of your comfort zone, explore the world, and engage with a diverse community that reflects the world you're about to live and work in.

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Diversity Leadership Inclusion Council

The Diversity Leadership Inclusion Council is a committee that oversees our commitment to diversity and inclusion on campus. The council is comprised of senior administrators, faculty, and staff members. 

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