While intellectual growth is the hallmark of a Villanova education, nurturing and developing the whole person is equally valued. Below are academic and co-curricular resources to support that growth.
VSB ODEI Resources
INCLUSIVE BATHROOMS IN BARTLEY
Similar to the other buildings on Villanova’s campus, The Villanova School of Business (VSB) examined its physical structures to ensure that all members of the community experience a more inclusive environment. To do this, we constructed an accessible and inclusive restroom. The single stall, restroom is located on the third floor of Bartley Hall, across from room 3027. This restroom offers any member of the VSB and Villanova communities needing accommodation unrestricted access. Introducing this restroom is part of VSB ODEI’s effort to promote an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, and respect for the needs of all members of our community. With this addition, VSB will be joining the other colleges and buildings across campus to offer increased accessibility (See the Inclusive Restrooms tab on this Resources Page), ensuring the physical and mental health of our entire community.
The Center for Access, Success and Achievement aims to recruit, retain and graduate underrepresented, first generation and Pell Eligible students through holistic support in a culturally diverse and academically excellent environment.
The International Students Services Office provides a variety of services to international students, from immigration rights and cultural adjustment issues to community activities and educational, social and personal counseling.
LEVEL is a student group formed to bridge the gap between students with various abilities and disabilities. Targeting academics, social interaction, mindsets and physical barriers, LEVEL is working to expand the idea of community on and off campus.
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) is the primary office at Villanova University with specialized knowledge and experience in physical disability issues. ODS also advises faculty on the policies and procedures relevant to students with disabilities and acts as a general information and referral service on disability issues.
The Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) creates, maintains and supports programming and mentoring initiatives that seek to foster and sustain a community of respect and inclusion for Villanova students with a special focus on underrepresented students.
Villanova University is dedicated to assisting veterans and their dependents as they reach personal, professional and academic goals. We are committed to guiding each individual from admissions to graduation, and beyond.
VU Pride is a group of students, faculty and staff working together to foster awareness and celebration of LGBTQ+ identities on campus, in addition to offering a variety of resources to support the LGBTQ+ community.
The Safe Zone program provides support for the LGBTQ+ community at Villanova and provides educational opportunities for all community members. Safe Zone helps to create a welcoming and open environment for all and seeks to provide opportunities for increased awareness and visibility of LGBTQ+ related issues and needs.
The University Counseling Center provides services that help students function optimally with regard to emotional, academic, social and psychological issues. Services are available to all students currently taking classes toward a degree.
- AASCB Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Color Blind or Color Brave, with Mellody Hobson
- Guide to Allyship, by Amelie Lamont
- How You Can Be An Ally, by DeRay Mckesson
- I'm First Initiative
- Inclusive Classroom in the Digital Age
- White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo
- Anti-hate Glossary from the Committee of 100
- Translate Hate Glossary from AJC
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.