More than 5,000 Villanova students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families will come together on Saturday, Sept. 23, to perform service in partnership with local organizations and neighborhood agencies in celebration of the 12th annual St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service. Volunteers will visit more than 150 service sites throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond. read more
Eboo Patel, author of Acts of Faith: The Story of An American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, believes that the power of a growing interfaith youth movement committed to promoting tolerance, pluralism and religious identity has the potential to be world-changing. Patel’s book was chosen as Villanova University’s 2017 One Book Villanova program selection. In Acts of Faith, Patel —who will visit the University Tuesday, Sept. 19—explores what it means to grow up Muslim in America and how energizing youth by connecting faith, diversity and service can counteract what he terms, “religious totalitarianism.” read more
Villanova's Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community where students learn to think critically, act compassionately, and succeed while serving others.