Leadership and Cultural Development

The Office of Student Involvement produces opportunities that provides a holistic approach to student formation through specific programming. Through Leadership and Cultural Development Opportunities, we give students a chance to explore the dynamics of what leadership is as well as develop their own sense of leadership style.

Emerging Leaders Lunch & Learn
Friday, October 26        12 - 1pm   Corr
Friday, November 30    12 - 1pm   West Lounge, Dougherty
Friday, December 7      12 - 1pm   West Lounge, Dougherty
Emerging Leaders Lunch and Learns are fun, interactive workshops for students’ longing to make deeper connections on campus through a variety of leadership paths. Students will learn how to connect with existing student organizations, how to start a new student organization, they will discover more about Villanova’s many fruitful leadership, advocacy, and service programs, and they will discern how to utilize their “strengths” more intentionally in their leadership pursuits.  Students will also hear from upperclassmen who have made their college experience come alive!

For more information, please email Steve Koch at stephen.koch@villanova.edu   


Villanova Challenge Course

The Villanova Challenge Course and Low Ropes Course is challenging, demanding and fun! Groups must work together to accomplish physically and mentally challenging tasks.  After each activity, facilitators process and breakdowns the elements that contributed to the success of the group.  Discussion will also reveal obstacles that caused frustration and problems along the way.

Through taking risks, participants gain new personal and interpersonal skills and insights - the basis for growth and change. Activities are safe, stimulating, and occur in an atmosphere of support and caring. Results can be rapid and profound.

Association for Change and Transformation (ACT)
The Villanova University Association for Change and Transformation (ACT) formerly known as Diversity Peer Educators (DPE’s) strive to educate the greater Villanova community on the dynamics surrounding social identity, power, privilege, and oppression as well as the "isms": racism, “ableism”, classism, sexism, and heterosexism. In order to achieve a greater sense of equality, friendship, and openness for each Villanovan. ACT works to eradicate all forms of prejudices and stereotypes on campus and to instill multicultural maturity and acceptance through education through interactive workshops and dialogue style delivery. ACT enhances student's lives by making the Villanova community aware of the uniqueness of those around them, by refining students, and by setting positive examples for the community, while promoting a society of acceptance and equality on Villanova's campus.

Registration Info & Forms

Villanova Challenge Course

"Challenges are opportunities to discover your strengths."  Two-hour Challenge Course sessions occur between Mondays and Fridays and are free to all student groups!  Contact Stephen Koch.

The Challenge Course is also available to non-Villanova groups.  Contact Stephen Koch. for details.