A Catholic Perspective

As a Catholic university, Villanova respects the dignity and sacredness of each person. The University’s Mission Statement affirms that we “seek to nurture a concern for the common good” and “an enthusiasm for the challenge of responsible and productive citizenship in order to build a just and peaceful world.” Towards that end, all people, including people attracted to members of the same sex, are deserving of pastoral care. All of us need the redemptive love of Christ. Pastoral care puts its focus here for all of us. Love of neighbor, of all neighbors, is a Gospel demand in accord with which all of us will be judged.

gay-straight coalition

Help the GSC in its campaign to eliminate homophobia from our campus and create a welcoming community for all students.  To join us, contact Kathy Byrnes by phone or email.

[610] 519–4550

Or contact the GSC at


Thursday, March 19, 5:00 p.m., Health Services Building, Room 200

Join us for good conversation, pizza and wings! All are welcome!









Whether you would like more information, feel uncomfortable in a situation, or if you have witnessed an act of discrimination, please reach out to the following 
On-campus Resources

Other Resources

It Gets Better Project
Human Rights Campaign

The Victory Congressional Internship is accepting applications for Spring 2015.

The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress. 

The program includes a generous stipend, housing in D.C., placement in a congressional internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C., as well as travel and registration to the LGBT Leaders 2015 Conference. Applications for Spring 2015 are due Monday, October 27 – find out more and apply now.  The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science.

Kathy Byrnes
Associate V.P. for Student Life
Gay-Straight Coalition Chairperson

Fr. Joe Calderone, O.S.A.
Campus Ministry

Tom Mogan
Director of Student Development

Stacy Andes
Director, Office of Health Promotion

Nancy Sharts-Hopko, Ph.D.
College of Nursing

Heidi Rose, Ph.D.
Communication Department

John P. Edwards, Ph.D.
Campus Ministry

Bernard Gallagher, Ph.D.
Sociology Department

Christine Albert 2015
College of Arts & Sciences

Olivia Bickel 2016
College of Arts & Sciences

Beatriz Cabello 2016
College of Arts & Sciences

Diego Ceron Bardales 2016
College of Arts & Sciences

Nikki Jeter 2016
College of Nursing

Mike Kaufman 2016
School of Business

Daniel Shea 2016
College of Arts & Sciences