The SJE program encourages encounter with diverse perspectives. During the selection process, we aim for diversity of graduation year, major, extracurricular interest, gender, race and religious identity. This may ask participants to step out of their comfort zones and get to know new people that they might not normally interact with.
Each group ranges from 6–10 members, including two student leaders and one or two staff mentors (usually a campus minister, grad student, or other Villanova faculty or staff).
The leadership team prepares and facilitates group discussions and reflections. They also communicate logistics, requirements, expectations and other important information to the group.