AFFINITY AND IDENTITY GROUPS
Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
The student chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) here at Villanova is committed to the mission of ALPFA: "To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy." We do this by providing unique opportunities for our students to connect with top companies. Aside from advancing our mission, we also look to create a community here in VSB where Latinos are empowered to contribute to one another's growth, development and successes both personally while they are here on campus and professionally as they look to step into the workforce. As we build one another up, we continue to grow our #ALPFAmilia here at Villanova.
Ascend is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. We are committed to offering our members strategic professional development programs and unparalleled access to key decision-makers and senior executives across a wide cross-section of industries.
International Business Society
The mission of the International Business Society is to provide a global perspective for students interested in internationally related careers. Through research, case studies and discussion, we strive to shed light on how international events affect markets and the global economy.
Multicultural Business Association
The mission of the Multicultural Business Association (McBA) is to empower Villanova students with the skills and the confidence necessary to ignite change as business leaders while embracing diversity, through innovative events. Our primary goal is to enable our students to become extraordinary business leaders through professional development, networking opportunities, and a family of members who all share a common goal of future academic and professional success. We challenge our members to embrace every opportunity that is thrown their way, while also seeking ways to advance as an individual on the campus of Villanova University.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
NABA is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black professionals in the accounting, finance and related business professions. Representing more than 200,000 black professionals in these fields, NABA advances people, careers and the mission by providing education, resources and meaningful career connections to both professional and student members, fulfilling the principle of our motto: Lifting As We Climb.
Society of Women of Color
The Society of Women of Color strives to provide an inclusive space for women of color pursuing careers in business. The purpose is to leverage members to success through a strong community that supports and grows with one another. We strive to create an equitable environment in which women of color can find friendship, mentorship, and support for academic and professional success. We also wish to cultivate a community that embraces our magnificence as women of color and feel proud of who we are! .
Women in Business Society
The Villanova Women in Business Society was founded in 2005 and is open to all students. The society seeks to create opportunities for growth and learning, while empowering and preparing its members to take on any challenges that women may face in the business world.
Villanova Women's Professional Network
The Villanova Women’s Professional Network (VWPN) connects Villanova women, encourages their professional and personal development, and inspires them to succeed. Our programming enlightens all of our community about the issues and challenges facing women today. Led by a steering committee of faculty, staff, students and alumnae from across campus, the VWPN wants Villanova to be known as an institution where women thrive, on our campus and beyond.
VU Women in Tech
Women are leading and innovating with technology across Villanova’s campus and alumnae base. VU Women in Tech is the platform for us to share experiences, highlight opportunities for women in technology and motivate those who hesitate.
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.