VU PRIDE

VU Pride Members

VU PRIDE is a group of students, faculty, and staff working together to build upon the Augustinian concept of community. In particular, we seek to foster understanding of sexual orientation within a Catholic Judeo-Christian environment.

We believe that homophobia is best overcome through the collaboration of both gay and straight people working together. Our organization is open to any students willing to help us to achieve this goal.

VU PRIDE offers numerous programming opportunities to the campus community to inform, as well as change, attitudes regarding homosexuality. While always looking for innovative ideas from current and new members, some of the programming includes panel discussions, guest speakers, movies, and residence halls activities. Please consider joining to share your ideas!

VUPride Week

VU PRIDE Goals

  • To educate the Villanova community regarding issues of sexual orientation
  • To foster a welcoming community for gay and lesbian students
  • To combat homophobic attitudes on campus

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JOIN US!

Help VU PRIDE 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  610.519.4550 or email.

Or contact us at vupride@villanova.edu

EVENTS

MONDAY, APRIL 11
Real Talk (students only) with Gaby Puche
7pm, St. Rita’s Community Room
Visibility and Liberation: Beyond LGBT, What does the Plus Sign Mean?

TUESDAY, APRIL 12           
Student Panel, “Why I Am Proud” 

7pm, Cinema, Connelly Center

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 
Prayer Vigil, 8pm Corr Chapel

FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Day of Silence, Wear Your Pride SHIRT DAY
2:45pm
Meet at the GROTTO to Break the Silence.

Each day, VU Pride members will also host a table outside to raise awareness and instill pride!   

CONTACT US

For more information, stop by Dougherty, Rm 202 or email:
Natalie Kapp
Kathy Byrnes, Advisor