The Office of Intercultural Affairs provides and supports programming that enhances the experience of underrepresented students, develops cultural competency and creates spaces for inclusive engagement.
ASSOCIATION FOR CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION (ACT)
The Association for Change and Transformation (ACT) educates the Villanova community on dynamics surrounding social identity, power, privilege and oppression through interactive workshops and dialogue.
ACT enhances Villanova students' lives by bringing awareness to the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion to promote a society of acceptance. Read below to learn about ACT's annual programming:
During Orientation, ACT members participate in an intensive week-long training on identity development and facilitation of performance skills. They then perform a skit for all new incoming students followed by a guided conversation to discuss perceptions of what happens at Villanova and provide tools to act as an ally.
Diversity Skit 2.0: During the spring semester, ACT members perform new skits and activities for the campus community to continue conversations regarding the experiences of marginalized identities.
ACT leads facilitated dialogues among students on current topics in society.
ACT hosts annual trainings led by esteemed faculty and staff for students to learn facilitation skills and practice guided conversation among peers.
ACT members are available to lead facilitated dialogue and workshops for the campus community.
REACH's mission is to create relationships with Philadelphia high school students to encourage academic excellence and promote professional and personal growth. Members expose Philadelphia youth to the realities of being a minority on a college campus and teach the necessary skills needed to enroll in higher education.
Our mentoring program provides minority students with college-aged mentors to build connections and help high school students invest in their future. This program exposes students to regularly scheduled cultural events and allows students to experience various traditions and lifestyles on college campuses.
Our tutoring program provides academic support via tutoring sessions designed to enhance mastery of difficult subject material. These sessions assist high school students with academic development and skills needed for college preparation.
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