Villanova University Diversity Statement
Villanova University, as a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education, recognizes diversity as an integral component of the teaching and learning experience and an essential element of the ongoing intellectual, social and spiritual development of every member of the Villanova community. Accordingly, Villanova University will be a diverse community. We commit ourselves to cultivating an academic environment marked by genuine curiosity about different perspectives, ardent receptivity to knowledge generated through intercultural connections and genuine sensitivity to the variety of human experiences marked by domestic and global differences.
The Center for Multicultural Affairs offers programs and workshops throughout the year for members of our campus community. We focus on topics relating to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, body type, mental or physical differences, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic location, age and other social identifiers.
The Center also holds events and workshops throughout the year for current and prospective students interested in furthering their education. These programs focus on such topics as college readiness, the college admission, financial aid and scholarship process as well as for academic advancement and well-being.
We also have available numerous diversity-related books, films and other educational materials to enhance further our diversity offerings.