At Villanova, community is an essential value, and we are committed to promoting a respectful and supportive working environment for all employees. We cherish and celebrate our diverse community but at times when people with different backgrounds, perspectives, ideas, styles and preferences come together, workplace issues may occur. Villanova offers a variety of resources that can help you resolve issues, maintain effective working relationships, and ensure that the University’s policies are applied equitably. 

The Employee Relations team within Human Resources helps to provide support and consultation to our community on a variety of employment concerns. We help to interpret University policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements, and applicable federal and/or statutes and regulations; provide support for and coaching to managers in complaint resolutions, conflict management and appropriate corrective action; and are a resource for all employees on employment related issues or questions. 


All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to report concerns and should do so without fear of retaliation. The Employee Relations team will address all concerns reported with discretion and confidentiality. 

If you have a concern regarding a Staff employee (including students who receive any form of renumeration from the University in an employment capacity) you have multiple options for reporting:

  • Reach out to a member of the HR Employee Relations Team for a private conversation to discuss your concern: 
  • EthicsPoint – This is an anonymous option for reporting compliance, ethics, or Human Resources concerns. Available toll free 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • Department of Public Safety is available for on-campus emergency and non-emergency concerns. 
  • Complaints about students (non-employment related) should be directed to the Dean of Student’s Office (610-519-4200). 
  • Complaints regarding Faculty may be reported to the Office of the Provost (610-519-4520).

Complaints of prohibited harassment and discrimination are addressed under the University’s Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy.


We recognize that sometimes, you may just need some guidance on an issue you are experiencing, or you may want to speak to someone before reporting a concern – we have resources available for that too. 

Reach out to a member of the HR Employee Relations Team for a private conversation for coaching and consultation on the issue: 

The Office of Human Resources has partnerships with other offices across campus to provide consultation to provide a path forward when there is a problem. While the Office of Human Resources is the only office responsible for investigating employee-related issues, there are other options for consultative discussions and/or sharing experiences.