Student Organization Resource Center

Welcome to the Student Organization Resource Center!

When you participate in co-curricular activities at Widener University, you will discover a goldmine of new opportunities, a chance to meet new people, and a variety of new experiences that will help develop leadership skills and encourage personal growth! This page provides a wealth of resources for our recognized student organization leaders and advisors. Should you have any questions, please email studentengagement@widener.edu, and we will be happy to assist you!

PURPOSE & LEARNING OUTCOMES

The purpose of the Student Club and Organizations Program is to provide undergraduate students with meaningful opportunities to participate in co-curricular activities that enhance their intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical, and professional abilities outside of the classroom.

The Director of Student Organizations is responsible for ensuring the development and success of the program by supporting, advising, and advocating for student organization needs and student-led programming through data collection, specialized leadership development programs, operations and compliance management, and recruitment and marketing strategies.

As a result of participation in a recognized student organization (RSO), students will:

  • GainĀ  a solid knowledge and understanding of student organization resources and policies to support overall organization sustainability;
  • Develop and demonstrate competencies in program planning and logistics, accounting and budgeting, risk assessment and management, team management and mentorship, organization operations and management, and membership recruitment, retention, and marketing;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of interpersonal skills, group dynamics, effective teamwork, conflict resolution, and motivating others;
  • Cultivate a sense of self-awareness through self-leadership and personal values assessment;
  • Establish and develop a value for pluralism and inclusion; while gaining knowledge of concepts of power and privilege in relation to identities, intersectionality and equity;
  • Have a greater satisfaction with their overall college experience;
  • Develop collaborative relationships with other students, University departments, and community partners.