Diversity, equity and inclusion are integral components of the teaching and learning experience and an essential element of the ongoing intellectual, social and spiritual development of every member of the Villanova community.
We believe that an inclusive community fosters an understanding and appreciation for diversity among our students, faculty, staff and administrators. We are committed to cultivating an academic environment that is marked by genuine curiosity about different perspectives, ardent receptivity to knowledge generated through intercultural connections, and a genuine sensitivity to the variety of human experiences.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR OFFICE
Diversity, equity and inclusion are the life and breath of higher education today. At Villanova we understand the enormous value of different people, purposes and perspectives. Not everyone will agree all the time.
Dialogue means being able to listen fully to not only what people say, but what they mean. It is an essential educational value. At Villanova, our students learn from faculty and staff in the classroom and by watching us navigate difficult issues.
The following link is a letter from the President and Provost about a recent challenging issue under discussion on campus. If you have any concerns, please know that the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion stands ready to assist the community.
At Villanova, we believe that diversity is at the heart of all teaching and learning experiences. Whether student, staff or faculty we know that to grow is to broaden perspectives and develop new insights on the world. A complete Villanova education must include active involvement with communities outside the walls of our classrooms and an exploration of new relationships within our own community. We are committed to forging relationships across and through lines of difference. I invite you to explore these pages and to share your thoughts on how we can continue to enhance Villanova’s diversity initiatives.
Teresa A. Nance, PhD (She, Her, Hers)
Associate Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer
Associate Professor of Communication
Intergroup Relations (IGR) is an educational experience about issues of social justice. Our one credit courses focus on creating understanding relationships among people from different socioeconomic, racial and cultural groups. Communication skills related to careful listening and meaningful dialogue are discussed and developed for all who participate. Since its inception, the course has explored topics including ability, gender, race, racial identity (intragroup), religion/faith, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Ancillary programming is offered to faculty and staff interested in engaging in dialogue about current events related to equity and justice on campus and in society.
THE VILLANOVA EXPERIENCE
TOUCH OF DIVERSITY SKIT
MEET OUR STAFF
COUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN
FIRST-YEAR CLASS (FALL 2018)
CULTURAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
CULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL