Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity Committee 2018
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee (2018-2019)



The Mission of the CLAS Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to ensure a culturally conscious and inclusive environment among our administration, faculty, staff, and students. In our commitment to diversity and inclusion we evaluate, hold accountable, and serve as a resource for college departmental diversity committees. We aspire to be a voice for all members of CLAS to foster active dialogue and initiatives that promote the University’s commitment to an inclusive community.


The committee invites your ideas and suggestions, email clasdiversity@villanova.edu

Julia Kasdorf is giving a lecture and reading as part of the 2019 Villanova Literary Festival.

Dr. Kasdorf’s writing is often concerned with social and environmental justice. She presents a lecture and reading on Tuesday, April 30 in room 300 of SAC.

“Carrying Tomorrow," a 2019 Villanova student-produced social justice documentary, shares the hopes and hardships of expecting mothers in rural Ethiopia who are facing barriers to safe, accessible surgical care.

Catherine Kerrison is an associate professor of History.

In her book, Catherine Kerrison, PhD, tells the stories of Martha and Maria Jefferson and Harriet Hemings. Harriet was Jefferson’s daughter from a longstanding relationship he maintained with his slave Sally Hemings.