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Center for Access, Success and Achievement (CASA)

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Spring 2021 CASA Operations


  • All CASA and Life Coach meetings will be held on Zoom.
  • In-person meetings are reserved for limited circumstances and must be pre-scheduled and follow all safety precautions.

CASA Tutoring

  • CASA tutoring is 1:1 and online this semester. 
  • Subjects covered include math, writing, sciences, engineering, VSB, nursing, language courses and more!
  • Schedule tutoring sessions on WCOnline at least 24 hours in advance of session The CASA tutoring schedule is listed as "zCASA Student ONLY SP21" in WCOnline.
  • If you have a tutoring need that is not covered by any of the campus tutoring services, please contact Ms. Lauren Ward.

CASA Office

  • The CASA office is closed to students and 24-hour access has been suspended for this semester. 

CASA Programming

  • All CASA events will be held online.
  • CASA events will be posted each week on the CASA Communicator and are posted to the CASA Programming Google Calendar
  • To get program credit, you must attend the entire event and keep your camera on. 
  • The CASA Programming Requirements for all classes this semester are:
    • 1 ACADEMIC event hosted by CASA
    • 1 SOCIAL event hosted by CASA
    • 1 VILLAGE event hosted by CASA
    • 1 #ADULTING101 event hosted by CASA (professional or life skills)    
  • CASA students in the following programs/courses will only need to complete 1 VILLAGE MEETING:
    • ACE Program
    • ASPD 2000 (or higher) course
    • SSLC 4th hour
    • IGR course
    • Members of CASA Student Committees (AAP Village Committe, CSAB,  College Day, ECHS, LIFT, MSK, SMD, VIEW,  Wildcat Crossing )

Loaner Laptops

  • Students currently in possession with CASA loaner laptops must contact Ms. Renee Boyd Shaw to make arrangements to return the laptop or to receive approval for continued loan of laptop. 

Life Coach

  • Life Coach meetings will be conducted via Zoom. 
  • Please sign up using Life Coach Signup Genius links. You can ask your CASA Coach for these links.

Our Mission Statement

The Center for Access, Success and Achievement aims to recruit, retain, and graduate underrepresented, first generation, and Pell Eligible students through holistic support in a culturally diverse and academically excellent environment. 

Vision Statement

Our goal is to maintain successful retention by providing students with a sense of belonging in a nurturing environment, opportunities for self-realization and personal development, and holding them accountable for working to the best of their abilities. 

Values Statement

As a multifaceted center, CASA houses a number of resources, such as scholarships, tutoring, academic counseling, and life coaches that provide access to success. In addition, our office coordinates programming throughout the year to promote self-care, self-actualization, and self-advocacy. To accomplish these goals, we partner with local units, resources, and Villanova departments to provide coordinated care and support.

  • Providing student-focused academic and personal support through programming, professional and academic mentoring, and peer to peer mentoring. 
  • Promoting student growth and accountability.
  • Creating a campus environment in keeping with Villanova's Augustinian, Catholic values, and which adheres to the University's core values: Veritas, Unitas, and Caritas.
  • Developing student proficiency in self-advocacy, and fluency in university resources.
  • Promoting greater visibility and awareness of issues facing underrepresented students on campus.
  • Providing a safe, open space, in which current CASA students feel free to interact with peers, graduate students, and professional staff.
  • Facilitating seamless access to textbooks and other academic materials through our lending library and affiliated programs.

Contact Us

Monday to Friday  
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Falvey Hall, Room 211

Phone: 610.519.4075
Fax: 610.519.7758
Email: CASA

Scheduled Visits

College Day Visits -
Groups ONLY

UPDATE:  College Day Visits are postponed until further notice.  

Participate in CASA

Students: Submit a Self-Referral Form

Faculty/Staff: Submit a Referral Form to refer students to CASA.

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