Center for Access Success and Achievement

Our Mission Statement

The Center for Access, Success and Achievement aims to recruit, retain, and graduate underrepresented, first generation, and Pell Eligible students through holistic support in a culturally diverse and academically excellent environment. 

Vision Statement

Our goal is to maintain successful retention by providing students with a sense of belonging in a nurturing environment, opportunities for self-realization and personal development, and holding them accountable for working to the best of their abilities. 

Values Statement

As a multifaceted center, CASA houses a number of resources, such as scholarships, tutoring, academic counseling, and life coaches that provide access to success. In addition, our office coordinates programing throughout the year to promote self-care, self-actualization, and self-advocacy. To accomplish these goals, we partner with local units, resources, and Villanova departments to provide coordinated care and support.

  • Providing student-focused academic and personal support through programming, professional and academic mentoring, and peer to peer mentoring. 
  • Promoting student growth and accountability.
  • Creating a campus environment in keeping with Villanova's Augustinian, Catholic values, and which adheres to the University's core values: Veritas, Unitas, and Caritas.
  • Developing student proficiency in self-advocacy, and fluency in university resources.
  • Promoting greater visibility and awareness of issues facing underrepresented students on campus.
  • Providing a safe, open space, in which current CASA students feel free to interact with peers, graduate students, and professional staff.
  • Facilitating seamless access to textbooks and other academic materials through our lending library and affiliated programs.

Contact Us

Monday to Friday  
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Falvey Hall, Room 211

Phone: 610.519.4075
Fax: 610.519.7758
Email: CASA

Participate in CASA

Students: Submit a Participant Application Form to join CASA.

Faculty/Staff: Submit a Referral Form to refer students to CASA.

Scheduled Visits

Visit for Groups ONLY

For Seniors: October 25, 2017

For Juniors: March 24, 2017
Registration Deadline: March 9
(snow date: March 31)

Scholarship Opportunities

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