OFFICE OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
VSB will be a leader in creating an inclusive, equitable and diverse community that serves all members and stakeholders and reflects the University’s commitment to equality, justice and mutual respect. VSB will also seek to increase the representation of underrepresented groups across race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic, religious and other social identities and backgrounds.
Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business, shares the various ways business schools can, and should, contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in their schools as well as in the broader community.
“Community is the hallmark of the Villanova experience. Our office is working to develop leaders who recognize that a strong community is one in which all members feel welcomed and valued.”
- Aronté Bennett, PhD
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at VSB
ODEI NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND QUEER (LGBTQ) PRIDE MONTH| JUNE 1-30
According to the Library of Congress, LGBTQ+ Pride Month is a recognition of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, New York (read more here). The Stonewall Uprising propelled the Gay Liberation Movement to dismantle anti-homosexual laws and police brutality and exploitation. Traditional events such as “Gay Pride Week” and the “Pride March” are held during the month of June continue to bring awareness to LGBTQ+ issues and contributions to American society.
Please join us in celebration of Pride Month by reviewing the information below. These resources will take you on a virtual journey about the history of Pride Month and recent accounts contributing to the equality of the LGBTQ+ population. Information on how to be an ally to this community is also provided below.
Historical and Current References
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month
- Stonewall Forever - A Documentary about the Past, Present and Future of Pride (this video contents explicit and adult language)
- 6 Major Moments in Queer History BEYOND the Stonewall Riots
- The State of the LGBTQ Community in 2020
- Why Do We Celebrate Gay Pride Month and Why Does it Still Matter?
- We All Have a Role to Play: The Fight Against Anti-Transgender Legislation
- All Your Questions About Using Neopronouns, Answered By Experts
- They are not Including Us. “We Have to Stand Up”
Other Readings and Resources
VSB Climate Improvement Feedback Portal
VSB ODEI is committed to creating a more inclusive, and equitable community. Please submit your suggestions below to help us improve our efforts.
Report a Climate Concern to Villanova University
If you are concerned about any issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, please do not hesitate to contact us.
“Each of us had something to learn from others and something to teach in return.”
- St. Augustine
“Embracing all with mutual respect leads to rich discussions, broader perspectives that in turn bring all together in any environment to achieve together.”
Michele Etzel ’87 VSB
Chair, Dean’s Advisory Council;
CEO, National Enterprise Solutions;
CFO, National Graphics Inc.