Academic Programs

Ryan Undergraduate Fellows


The Ryan Center at Villanova University is dedicated to advancing civic education in a free, democratic society.  The Initiatives of the Ryan Center include: 

General Programming:

  • Sponsorship of public lectures
  • Sponsorship of major conferences
  • Collaborative efforts with other institutions, organizations, and centers to address the idea and practice of civic responsibility and other issues of mutual concern

Student Initiatives:

  • Freedom and Virtue Learning Community of the Augustine and Culture Seminar Program
  • Classes and seminars on the topic of freedom and related subjects
  • Ryan Student Scholarships
  • Ryan Undergraduate Fellows
  • Ryan Graduate Fellows
  • The Franklin Reading Group
  • Liberty & Learning Symposia

Faculty Initiatives:

  • Visiting scholars program
  • Post-doctoral fellows program