Service Over Self!
Service to others is more than just a nice thing to do. It inspires deep, lasting change. At Widener, we view civic engagement not from a charity model orientation, but with a focus on social justice. We continually build collaborative campus and community partnerships that further the university’s civic mission, while educating and empowering our students. From one-time participation, to long-term, sustained engagement within our scholarship programs, you can explore co-curricular activities that will develop your skills in critical thinking, collaboration, and socially responsible leadership.
We support Widener University values of respect, integrity, and excellence as we work locally and globally to become engaged global leaders in our community.
Our Scholar’s Program is a cohort of scholarships managed in the Center. Together the Maguire Scholars, Bonner Leaders, and Pride Service Site Leaders participate in leadership training, peer-to-peer mentoring, and volunteering in the Chester community.
Our Scholar Leadership Team for the 2022-2023 Academic Year!
Ariana Hurtado-Day – Scholar Program President
Taylor Easter – Political Engagement Coordinator/Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Jenna Waldron – Peer Development Coordinator
Megan Brown – Events Coordinator
Kennedy Shaw – Student Volunteer Coordinator
Zora DeSeignora – Senior Coordinator
Arielle McRae – Junior Coordinator
Vincent Csercsevits – Sophomore Coordinator
Rachel Ocran – Sophomore Coordinator
Lillian Griffiths – Freshman Coordinator
Alicia Meyers – Freshman Coordinator
2022-2023 Community Partners
Boys & Girls Club of Chester
Chester Education Foundation
Chester Housing Authority
Elwyn Early Learning Center
Chester Senior Center
Chester Writer’s House
Generations of Destiny
Soccer for Success
Stetser Elementary School
* If you are interested in becoming a community partner of the Scholar’s program, please reach out to LaShanda Patton at email@example.com for more information on establishing a partnership with Widener University.
We also support the Integrated Professional Students Program!
- Attend training and orientation (dates to be announced)
- Meet with mentee weekly (at the discretion of mentee)
- Assist students in progressing toward social and academic goals
- Complete and submit peer mentor form after each meeting
Please contact Julie Heydeman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
Widener University provides students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience college life in a meaningful, authentic way.
*To share volunteer opportunities with students, faculty, and staff, please complete the following form:
Form for Community Partners/Non-Widener Organizations:
Form for students: