Small Group Sharing Opportunities

Small Groups

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Get Real is an open, inviting space to come together with other first year students looking to connect on a deeper level. The Campus Ministry Interns will facilitate this weekly gathering in their residence hall rooms or in the lounge of a neighboring hall.


9–10PM, Stanford Hall 5th floor, Women's group, contact Meredith Cocker (  

9–10PM, Stanford Hall 2nd floor, contact Denzell Stanislaus (


8–9PM, St. Mary Hall, contact Jarrid Thelen (

9–10PM, Katharine Hall, contact Maggie Smith (

9–10PM, St. Monica Hall, contact Peter Welch ( 


9–10PM, Simpson Hall, contact Lacie Michaelson (

9:30–10:30PM, Standford Hall 3rd floor, contact Julia Tully (

Oasis is a confidential, small group opportunity where a safe zone is established to engage in an open dialogue about the issues relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning individuals. Participants share their experiences and connect with one another on their journey.

Oasis is open to all students trying to understand issues of sexual orientation or gender identity and offers relief from isolation and an opportunity to find true friendship, and the authentic Augustinian community that results from a common dedication to the truth and a shared vision of the dignity of the human person.

Oasis meets regularly in the evening throughout the semester. For further information contact Father Joe Calderone at [610] 519–7477. We will discreetly respond to all earnest calls with the location and time of our next meeting.

Villanova University is dedicated to the pastoral care of the entire Villanova community and understands its outreach to the LGBTQ community in the context of our University Mission Statement,

"Villanova seeks to reflect the spirit of St. Augustine by the cultivation of knowledge, by respect for individual differences, and by the adherence to the principle that mutual love and respect should animate every aspect of University life." 


Student Life Resources

Villanova Gay / Straight Coalition
Safe Zone Information

External Resources

Human Rights Campaign






Step Back & Slow Down

Come meet with fellow students in a small group setting to talk about the everyday challenges of student life, including relationships, decision making, identity, spirituality, and the future. These groups provide a trusted space for honest conversation. Discover that we all share similar questions and concerns. And through discussions help each other grow.

  • Meet with a small group of 6-8 students for one hour each week
  • Build a trusted space for honest and thoughtful conversation 
  • Create awareness together
  • Search for meaning
  • Offer an open and supportive community