OFFICE OF INTERCULTURAL AFFAIRS
WHO WE ARE
The Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) creates and supports programming that fosters and sustains a community of respect and inclusion for Villanovans with a special focus on underrepresented students.
GET TO KNOW US
Our staff enhances the student experience by making our community more inclusive and celebrating the unique contributions of diverse students at Villanova. We create programming that enhances underrepresented student experiences, develops cultural competency and fosters spaces for inclusive engagement.
OUR STUDENTS, THEIR WORDS
Keren Mir-Almaguer '21
"OIA has provided Villanova with a space to celebrate and learn about all kinds of diversity. Their impact constantly shines through and I am grateful that students have a space like this on campus."
Manav Thadani '22
“OIA emphasizes the importance of diversity and unifies the Villanova community by providing members with safe spaces and events to learn about cultures and backgrounds. I'm inexpressibly grateful they've allowed me to explore my own identity and the backgrounds of my peers.”
Jamilah Jones '19
"My academic interests allowed me to explore the cultures of people all around the world, but OIA gave me a space to explore and experience diversity present within my own campus community."
Sterling Williams '19
"OIA allows students to explore their identities, have a voice when they may feel like they don’t have one in other spaces and connect with a support system that feels like home."
ADDITIONAL CAMPUS RESOURCES
We believe an inclusive community fosters an understanding and appreciation for diversity among our students, faculty, staff and administrators. Below are additional resources and offices on campus to help our fellow Villanovans.