As the platforms and focus of the world pivoted to video, a unique opportunity opened for Drexel. Our experiential education model is perfect for the storytelling emphasis inherent to this particular channel. This gave our ads a breath of fresh air, grand in scope but intimate in story. The ambitious individuals that make up our community get their chance to shine, and the global impact of their stories are amplified.
Thomas R. Kline School of Law Professor Wendy Greene has co-crafted C.R.O.W.N. Acts and other legal reforms to fight grooming discrimination. The daughter of American civil rights activists, Wendy is a trailblazing law scholar, teacher, and advocate who has devoted her professional life’s work to advancing, racial, color, and gender equality in workplaces and beyond. Her “Free The Hair” campaign has attracted global awareness of this important conversation. Wendy’s work will forge a new path for generations to come.
Our University holds the development of strong community partnerships to support individuals throughout our surrounding neighborhoods and beyond as an institutional priority. Through the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, and an expansive array of collaborative community-building programs, Drexel continues to establish itself as a trusted anchor institution focused on providing the support, resources, and opportunities that will allow all members of our local communities to grow and thrive.
The Drexel Liberty Scholars program is breaking down barriers and changing lives in the process. On Thursday, March 10, 2022 the director of the Liberty Scholars program joined Mario the Magnificent, Drexel’s mascot, and visited the Philadelphia High School for Girls to surprise Jaylin Bowens with her admission to the Liberty Scholars program. As part of the University’s commitment to social justice and college access for all, the Liberty Scholars program enrolls 65 students from across the nation with demonstrated financial need who are also historically underrepresented or first-generation college students. Learn more about the Liberty Scholars program. Because opportunity can’t wait.
At Drexel University, we want to celebrate our graduating Forever Dragons. We know you have worked hard, made meaningful memories, and pushed beyond the limits of what’s expected to reach this important milestone. And wherever you go in life, personally or professionally, Drexel will always be your home. As our Class of 2023 Dragons take this next step, we know that they will continue to make an impact on the world and move forward as if failure was not an option. The future is now in the hands of our Forever Dragons, and we can't wait to see what they will do!
Co-op sets Drexel apart from other universities, allowing students to learn alongside experts in their fields and see firsthand how these innovators are shaping the professional world. Each of these transformative experiences uniquely prepares our Dragons to expand the limits of what they can achieve as students, employees, and as individuals.
Welcome Week at Drexel University marks the beginning of an exciting time in every Dragon’s journey, as they officially become part of the Drexel family! This fun-filled week is more than just orientation — Welcome Week gives all New Dragons the opportunity to move-in early; begin to get adjusted to college life; and get to know each other, Drexel's campus, and the great city of Philadelphia all before starting classes.
Drexel University was proud to serve as sponsoring host of the 2023 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
How do you celebrate graduates without a graduation? On June 11, 2020, Drexel University honored the resilient Class of 2020 by turning the lights in Philadelphia blue and gold, including Drexel's Main Building, the iconic Mario statue, Philly's Boathouse Row, and other beloved landmarks. Although Drexel's 2020 University-Wide Commencement Celebration was held virtually and not at Citizen's Bank Park, that did not stop us from celebrating our accomplished graduates.
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