Life at VU

The Office of Student Development enriches the student collegiate experience and serves the campus community through the active involvement of students, faculty, and staff in quality programs and organizations. Life at VU is filled with many opportunities for you to become an integral part of the Villanova community, as well as enriching your time at the university. There are so many options to choose from that will add to your experience on campus.

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  • Association for Change and Transformation (ACT)
    ACT strives 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.
  • At the Half (Sophomores Only)
    At the Half is a 3-day, 2-night leadership and team building experience that focuses on developing leadership skills, building community, and growing personally and professionally.
  • Campus Activities Team (CAT)
    The Campus Activities Team (CAT) provides cultural, educational, and recreational programs for the students and community of Villanova University.
  • Fraternity/Sorority Life
    The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life enhances the collegiate experience for the members of our Fraternal organizations.
  • Leadership Programs
    The Office of Leadership Programs offers extensive resources to help your organization develop successful leadership retreats and training, solve your organizational problems, and access experiential leadership exercises.
  • Media Programs
    The Media Programs of The Office of Student Development provides students experience and professional development opportunities from our various campus media organizations.
  • Music Activities
    The Office of Music Activities provides Villanova students with unique opportunities to perform, travel, and share their talents and interests.
  • Rays of Sunshine
    The Office of Community Service, Rays of Sunshine, reaches out to all kinds of communities with kindness and compassion and help people whenever and wherever we can.
  • Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fall Festival
    The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fall Festival is hosted and organized by Villanova University students and is the largest annual student-run Special Olympics event in the world.
  • Student Government Association
    The Student Government Association represents the student body and acts as a liaison among the students, faculty, administration, and the community.
  • Student Organizations
    Student Organizations can enhance your college experience here at Villanova.
  • VU Seniors
    The VU Seniors Program is a series of social, professional, and spiritual activities designed to unify the Senior class while preparing them for life after graduation.

About the Office of Student Development

Dedicated to the Augustinian mission of the University, the Office of Student Development seeks to foster the growth of the total person, one who builds community, values differences, leads ethically, and serves others. The office also provides a variety of services, programs, and activities which enhance campus life.

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