Wilkes University

Student Development

Student Development

The student development office enhances student life by offering leadership programs, experiential education opportunities,

and a variety of extracurricular and social activities which provide meaningful out of the classroom experiences for students. A few of the programs offered include:

Cooperative education is a process that formally integrates a student's academic studies with productive work experiences in professional settings. The Office of Internships & Coops provides students an opportunity to see the relationships between course work and actual jobs, meet potential employers, gain employment references, establish relationships with mentors, gain entry into companies that interest them and earn academic course credit.

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Wilkes University offers students the chance to serve in all kinds of ways from providing meals to the homeless and donating blood to fundraising for local charities. Every year, too, Wilkes University offers a number of Alternative Spring Break Service Trips that enable students to gain field experience while helping others.

Adventure Education is an alternative learning experience designed to challenge students to engage in physically demanding activities that emphasize wellness and provide practical leadership tools and lessons on teamwork. Students have the opportunity to sign up for activities such as white water rafting, skydiving, hiking and mountain biking.

Wilkes University offers a variety of leadership programs and services that promote self-awareness, problem solving, service learning and multicultural issues. The Leadership Institute aims to empower students to explore their own personal leadership styles.

The Office of Student Activities offers a variety of programs to choose from throughout the semester. Off-campus trips include exploring major cities in the Mid-Atlantic region, attending plays and musicals in local and city theaters and combining an educational experience with inexpensive entertainment.

Student Development also oversees event spaces in the Henry Student Center and the Student Information Desk. To reserve a room in the Henry Student Center or a Student Government sponsored van, please click here.

Student Development manages reservation requests for Student Government sponsored vans.