Office of Intercultural Affairs

Students gathered

Message from the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA)

The Office of Intercultural Affairs is thinking about you during this difficult time. Our physical office is closed, but we are continuing our work online to foster and sustain a community of respect and inclusion for Villanova students. If we can offer any support, please contact us at Our thoughts are with you, your loved ones and the entire Villanova community at this time.

The Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) creates, maintains, and supports programming and mentoring initiatives that seek to foster and sustain a community of respect and inclusion for Villanova students with a special focus on underrepresented students.

Jamilah Jones

"My academic interests allowed me to explore the cultures of people all around the world, but OIA gave me a space to explore and experience the diversity that was present within my own campus community."
- Jamilah Jones '19

Sterling Williams

"OIA allows students to explore their identities, have a voice when they may feel like they don’t have one in other spaces, and connect with a support system that feels like home." 
- Sterling Williams '19


Keren Mir-Almaguer

"The Office of Intercultural Affairs has provided the Villanova community with a space to celebrate, and learn about all kinds of diversity. They have put so much of their time in student organizations which has not only been valuable for the students but also for everyone else on campus. Their impact constantly shines through and I am grateful that students have a space like this on campus."
- Keren Mir-Almaguer '21