Diversity Events on Campus

Mission

The Villanova Diversity Programming Committee aims to create programs that will engage the Villanova community, challenge perceptions, heighten empathy and create a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. All proposed projects and programs are intended to educate and promote understanding with the purpose of dissuading prejudice and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, body type, mental or physical differences, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic location, age and other social identifiers.

Rationale

The population of our country is rapidly changing. Across the business and academic world, diversity programming has also increased to ensure that with these demographic changes, individuals work together effectively and thrive personally in diverse and, sometimes, challenging work and learning environments. Institutions of higher education must take the lead in creating programming geared towards learning, understanding and the acceptance of personal, ideological and cultural differences. Villanova University strives to develop a “diverse community of scholars” conscious of social justice and working as active and engaged global citizens.

SPRING EVENTS

PoetrySlamPoster

POETRY SLAM  
Tuesday, April 12
Round 1

UNIVERSITY WIDE COMPETITION
(open to students, faculty and staff of Villanova and students of colleges and universities in Pennsylvania)
TIME: 7:00 pm
To pre-register email poetryslam@villanova.edu 
or sign-up at 6:00 pm that evening
LOCATION: Belle Air Terrace
GUIDELINES:see info below

 

POETRY SLAM
Wednesday, April 13
Round 2

UNIVERSITY WIDE COMPETITION
LOCATION: Belle Air Terrace
TIME: 7:00 pm
To pre-register email
poetryslam@villanova.edu 
or sign-up at 6:00 pm that evening.


POETRY SLAM FINAL
Wednesday, April 13

CHAMPIONSHIPS
LOCATION:
Belle Air Terrace, Connelly Center
TIME: Immediately following Preliminary Round 2

GUIDELINES FOR POETRY SLAM

  • Each poem must be of the poet's own construction.
  • Pieces may be performed individually, in pairs, or in groups. If a group or pair wins a prize, this prize will be split amongst the team of performers.
  • Each poetry piece is allotted three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem.
  • The poet may not use props, costumes or musical instruments.
  • Only one entry is allowed per person, so select your best piece!
  • Poets are encouraged to memorize their pieces, but this is not required. Delivery of pieces will be part of the criteria on which performers will be judged, so please take this into consideration.
  • Creativity is encouraged!
  • While we encourage creative expression, please be mindful of language and the audience you are presenting to. We are community that honors and respects one another, as such; demeaning and offensive language that does not serve to advance the message of the poetry is strongly discouraged.
  • Contestants will be judged on:
    • Physical presence,
    • Voice & articulation,
    • Dramatic appropriateness,
    • Level of complexity,
    • Content and facility with language,
    • Evidence of understanding, and
    • Overall performance.

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