Our goal in Student Development is to ensure that there is always something to do on, or around, our campus.
Mission & Vision:
Student Development will create an educational environment that empowers students to maximize intellectual and personal development. We do this through meaningful experience-education opportunities that sustain an atmosphere of leadership and independent thinking. Our innovative and flexible programs will allow Wilkes University to emerge as a recognized leader in the field of experiential education.
Through the use of challenging, hands-on, out-of-the-classroom experiences, we will foster the development of students who graduate from Wilkes University with an appreciation for diversity and the fine arts. They will possess effective communication skills, a sense of social responsibility, sound ethical judgment, the ability to work as effective team members, and a solid foundation of experiences that will help them evolve into leaders in this highly competitive and diverse global environment.
All undergraduate Wilkes students are eligible to attend Student Development sponsored events. If there is something that you would like to do but don’t see here, stop by and let us know about it – we always love getting feedback from students!
Student Development Events and Trips:
FREE bowling passes - 1 voucher per student each week available to use for 2 games of bowling and 1 shoe rental
$3 movie tickets - 1 ticket per student each week available to use anytime at Movies 14 Wilkes-Barre
(sponsored by WUPB)
NYC Broadway shows, trips to the Urbanspace Holiday Market & a New York Yankee Game!
Philadelphia day trip visiting museums and other attractions
Overnight trips to Boston/Salem, Baltimore, Washington DC and Pittsburgh including visiting the National Aquarium and Inner Harbor, Arlington, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival and a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game!
Day trip to the Sweetest Place on Earth, Hershey PA!
Visit to the Bethlehem Christkindlmarkt
...and many more!
To find out what's going on in Student Development or to sign up for a trip, please stop by the Student Center Information Desk in the Henry Student Center or contact Megan Pitts via email.
If you want to try something a little outside the box, check out our Adventure Series!
Looking for programs during the week? Visit the Programming Board website here!