Diversity Initiatives and Events

Faculty Research

Katina Saywer

Katina Sawyer, PhD Receives Grants to Support Research on Gender in the Workplace

At a time when gender issues in the workplace are in the forefront of the mainstream news media, Katina Sawyer, PhD, assistant professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is studying how a key aspect of workplace diversity could transform human resource strategy.


Student Initiatives

Christa Bialka

Disability Studies Course Helps CLAS Students Break Barriers, Build Bridges

In Introduction to Disability Studies, every student in the class partners with a student in LEVEL, a Villanova group that serves the needs of students with disabilities. This partnership not only applies class theories, but also fosters friendships between Introduction to Disability Studies students and LEVEL peers.

Minority Association for Pre-Health Students

The Villanova University's Minority Association for Pre-Health Students (MAPS) is an organization committed to encouraging, inspiring and supporting minority pre-health professional students at Villanova University. It is newly chartered on Villanova's campus, and is affiliated with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Student National Medical Association (SNMA). MAPS exposes its members to service opportunities related to healthcare as well as provides information to its general body regarding application processes, test preparation and health professional school readiness through implementing its own programs along with attending conferences hosted by health professional organizations.

Mykal Gerald - Co-President
Alexus Reynolds - Co-President
Ann Trail - Advisor


Students, faculty and staff throughout the college are participating in research and academic initiatives relevant to diversity and inclusion.

Teaching 20/20

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites applications from Villanova faculty members to participate in its Teaching 2020 workshop. 

Learn more about the workshop and how to apply, here. The application deadline is March 12, 2018.

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