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Widener University





Educational Resources

Libraries

Law Library on Wilmington, DE campus; Lindsay Law Library on Chester, PA campus

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 238,349 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,974 current serial subscriptions.
  • 175,166 microforms.
  • 6,197 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Widener University Art Collection and Gallery; Widener University Pennsylvania Militray College Museum

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 720 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 61% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 25 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 76% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 65% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Martin Luther King Day of Service, International Week, Honors Week, Greek Week, Fall Orientation, Homecoming, Spring Carnival.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 99 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi, Alpha Mu Gamma, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Psi Omega, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Chi Alpha Epsilon, Eta Sigma Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, Omega Chi Epsilon, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Beta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Kappa Theta Epsilon, Lamda Pi Eta
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ, Hillel, Muslim Student Association
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) National Association of Black Accountants, National Society of Minority Hotleiers, Arab Student Union, Asian Student Association, Black Student Union, Hellenic Student Organization, International Club, Latin American Student Organization, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Straight Union
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Government Association, Ethics Society, Modern Language Club, Money Club, Theatre Widener, WDNR Radio, Literary Journal, Yearbook, Young Republicans, Billiards Club, Commuter Student Organization, Outdoor Adventure Club, Student Activities Committee, Student Alumni Assocationa, Chorale, Environmental Society, Gospel Choir, Ski and Snowboard Club, Young Democrats, Club Sports, Alpha Phi Omega, Alternative Spring Break, Profound Service, Homework Enrichment, Rotaract, Big Friends, Presidential Service Corps, Accounting Society, Advertising Marketing & Sales Club, American Chemistry Society, American Medical Student Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Anthropology Association , Association for Computing Machinery, Association for Information Technology Professionals, Club Managers Association of America , Criminal Justice Organization, Data Processing Management Association, Ethics Society, Future Leaders of the Army Nursing Corps, Professional Convention Management Association , Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, International Business Student Association, Modern Language Club, Money Club, National Association of Black Accountants, National Society of Minority Hoteliers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Pre-Law Society, Psychology Club, Social Work Club, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society for Collegiate Journalists , Society of Food Service Management, Society for Human Resource Management, Society of Physics Students, Society of Women Engineers, Sports Management Association, Student Nurse Association, Student Sport Network, Theatre Widener, Widener Journalism Society, Widener Student Education Association, Widener Student Nurse Association, Widener University Biological Society, Widener University History Club, The Dome (Newspaper), The Pioneer (Yearbook), Widener Student Literary Journal, WDNR 89. 5, Widener TV-6, Asian Student Association, Association of Young Republicans, Battery Robinett, Black Student Union, Commuter Student Organization, D. E. S. I. R. E Dance Group, Ethics Society, Hellenic Student Organization, International Club, Latin American Student Organization, L. G. B. S. U. , Pep Band, Pioneer Ranger Platoon, Rotaract Club, Society for Video Production, Student Activities Committee, Student Alumni Association, Widener Chorale, Widener Environmental Society, Widener Gospel Choir, Widener Wargamer's Club
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Dome (monthly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Philadelphia (10), Philadelphia (16)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Chester and Swarthmore stations (8)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Chester (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 60% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 40% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,500
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 7 fraternities
  • 6 fraternity houses
  • 12% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 3 sororities
  • 3 sorority houses
  • 11% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Villanova University)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (St. Joseph's University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other






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