What is diversity?
Campus diversity refers to the composite of cultures recognized, embraced and/or celebrated by members of a campus community.
Villanova University is a community of diverse persons. Our differences include but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, religion, gender, body type, mental or physical differences, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic location, age and other social identifiers. It is important to keep in mind that these categories are not all inclusive. There are many other ways that people are diverse or different at Villanova.
We also recognize diversity of thought as an important and valued difference. One’s thought patterns, or ways of thinking are often the consequence of one’s unique cultural identity. That is, who you are is a culmination of the cultural groups you are a member of, the experiences you’ve had in your life and your willingness to learn new and different ideas.