We are students, faculty, and service partners pursuing growth as citizens of a diverse world. Through proximity and dialogue, we are inspired to use our education to serve our community partners and recognize that we can confront and participate in the remediation of the issues that challenge their lives. We seek to become active participants in the world through the integration of weekly service, academic inquiry and communal living.
The Office of Service Learning establishes and maintains relationships with 15 community nonprofit agencies and schools. Communication with our community partners about their needs allows us to seek out the resources and talents of Villanova faculty and students that will serve and support our partners and create meaningful service opportunities that support classroom learning.
Values and Beliefs
WE believe that being of service to others requires consistent presence, intellectual engagement, and a profound love for the world.
WE commit to serving one another as we strive to serve our community partners.
WE believe that everyone’s narrative has inherent value.
WE believe that proximity to others is necessary and participating in honest dialogue critical to our times.
WE believe that transformation is always possible
- To provide student and faculty with opportunities in the community that enhance their civic responsibility while also helping them become much more self-aware
- To give students a platform to directly impact communities and make a life-long commitment to helping the underserved anywhere in the world
- To learn the importance of action, reflection and reciprocity as they relate to both Catholic faith and the University’s mission
- To develop the leadership skills required to be fair, decisive and open-minded in any situation, even the uncomfortable ones