We are not born for ourselves, and the natural gifts and free graces that we receive are not for ourselves alone, but we have received them that they may be of benefit to all.—St. Thomas of Villanova
ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA CENTER FOR THE COMMON GOOD
For the 2022-2023 school year, the Center for the Common Good is located in St. Mary's 109
For general inquiries to any staff member, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join this annual gathering for members of Jesuit institutions and the larger Church to learn about social justice issues, reflect, pray, network and advocate together on Capitol Hill. Be empowered and supported by a community that sees faith and justice as inseparable.
October 22–24, 2022
$20 (covers transportation, lodging and food)
Since 2005, Villanova has had an institutional partnership with Catholic Relief Services, collaborating to advance global solidarity through education, research, advocacy and service. Learn more.
In the spirit of St. Thomas of Villanova, who dedicated his life to the service of the poor, we provide opportunities for weekly volunteering and for holiday outreach. Learn more.
PASJI offers undergrads the opportunity to do funded social justice work in the greater Philadelphia region over the summer. Learn more.
Volunteering for postgrad service is a meaningful way to work with marginalized communities and engage questions of social justice and solidarity. Learn more.
SJEs allow students to build relationships with other Villanovans and community partners committed to working for justice. Learn more.
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Special Olympics Fall Festival: Villanova students organize and host what is regarded as the largest annual student-run Special Olympics event in the world.
Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Day of Service: Members of the University community volunteer throughout Greater Philadelphia and on our campus.