The Office of Intercultural Affairs strives to provide and support programs that enhance the experience of underrepresented students, develop cultural competency, and creates spaces for inclusive student engagement.
- Intercultural Ambassadors
Intercultural Ambassadors will support and spread the mission of the Office of Intercultural Affairs. They will foster and sustain a community of respect and inclusion by interacting with different organizations and departments on campus, enhancing programming to increase student engagement and assisting the OIA staff in the growth of the office.
ACT members are students who share the goal in educating in areas of difference and inclusion to bring awareness in the realms of diversity issues to Villanova University and neighboring communities.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Make this holiday a day ON, where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to improve lives, bridge social barriers, and move our nation closer to the "Beloved Community" that Dr. King envisioned
- Identity Development
The Office of Intercultural Affairs provides discussion groups for underrepresented groups of students and welcomes all intersecting identities. Students will discuss contemporary issues and expectations, build relationships by sharing personal experiences and engage in exploring their own identities. Each group will be led by a Villanova faculty/staff member.
- Chat and Chew
In collaboration with Residence Life, Chat-N-Chew is intended to create a brave, welcoming space for students to converse and share differing ideologies. It is an event the evokes students to lean into discomfort and explore challenging ideologies and promote self-reflection.
A student organization offering tutoring and mentoring by Villanova students for high school students from under-resourced areas of Philadelphia, REACH's mission is to create a relationship with inner-city high school students to encourage:
• professional and
• personal growth
REACH members seek to expose inner-city youth to the reality of being a minority on a college campus and provide them with the skills necessary to enroll in a prestigious university.