The Africana Studies Program collaborates with other University offices and connects students to other important opportunities to understand and participate in the Black experience. 


University Offices

Center for Access, Success, and Achievement (CASA)

CASA houses a number of resources, such as scholarships, tutoring, academic counseling, and life coaches that provide access to success. The center also coordinates programming throughout the year to promote self-care, self-actualization, and self-advocacy. 

Edward Collymore Honor Society

This society recognizes scholars of high moral and academic integrity, fosters academic and professional improvement, and encourages individual excellence in order to empower the multicultural community to make a substantial impact on the campus of Villanova University.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion works to address issues of equity and justice throughout our community. They offer a variety of workshops and lectures for faculty, staff or students that encourage self-reflection, understanding and individual growth.


Student Groups

Black Student Union

The Black Student Union pledges to cultivate and maintain a unified, strong and educated Black community, where they welcome all people to spaces designed specifically for cultural appreciation, in an effort to promote understanding and acceptance, while consistently challenging the norm.

African and Caribbean Villanovans

By exposing Villanova to African and Caribbean cultures, through fashion shows, galas, fundraisers and various other events we can create an open dialogue about the significance of recognizing each and every ethnicity.

Wazobia African Dance Company

Wazobia African Dance Company was formed in the unity of dance, combining modern and traditional African styles with step, hip-hop and modern dances.

Olukunle P. Owolabi, PhD
Director, Africana Studies
St. Augustine Center 258
Phone: 610-519-4727

Fathe Allen

Administrative/Events Assistant
St Augustine Center 202
Phone: 610-519-4710

Gabriela Molina
Graduate Assistant