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Leadership Development

Since our founding in 1821, we have been preparing students to not just succeed on their chosen paths but to emerge as leaders within their professions and communities.

Pride Perspectives

Widener helps students build the character, courage, and habits of mind to be engaged global citizens and strategic leaders capable of effecting positive change.

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For me, the opportunities at Widener to start this, join that, do this, allowed me to grow tremendously as a person. That’s what turned me into who I am.

Cajua Robinson

Cajua's Story
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Widener has given me countless opportunities to engage in the City of Chester and to give back to those who may be less fortunate than me.

Kennedy Jones

Kennedy's Story

Leaders in Leadership

Opportunities for leadership development run through every aspect of the Widener experience—from coursework to experiential learning to community engagement to co-curricular life.

Within Your Program

Whatever your department or major or intended professional path, you'll have access to information and experiences that will give you a distinct advantage in your career—whether publishing research with your professor, presenting at industry conferences, leading a  professional organization, or learning from people whose ideas are shaping their fields.

Certificate or Minor in Leadership

Explore the power and possibilities of capable leadership through the courses, workshops, and experiences provided by our Oskin Leadership Institute. Connect with business and civic leaders, explore leadership theories and practice, and discover your own leadership style. A minor or certificate in leadership will further distinguish your resume.

On-Campus Leadership Opportunities

This campus is alive—with hundreds of clubs, organizations, publications, affinity groups, professional associations, government bodies, performance ensembles, and varsity and club sports teams. Every single one is headed by student leaders, people  who are guiding their peers and bringing their interests to life while setting the stage for future success.

Leadership in Our Community

While earning your degree, play a valuable role in the local community. Whether coaching and mentoring kids, treating patients in a university-run physical therapy clinic, or teaching in Widener's charter school, you will develop the maturity, perspective, and leadership acumen that comes from responsible citizenship.

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Oskin Leadership Institute

The engine behind our longstanding commitment to preparing graduates for lives of impact and distinction, the Oskin Leadership Institute offers coursework, workshops, and opportunities to engage directly with leaders from many contexts. In the process, you'll discover and unlock your own distinctive leadership style and potential.