The Office of Intercultural Affairs strives to provide and support programs that enhance the experience of underrepresented students, develop cultural competency, and create 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
- "WHAT DOES IT MEAN" SERIES
The Office of Intercultural Affairs Staff and ambassadors provide discussion groups for underrepresented groups of students and welcome all intersecting identities. Students will discuss contemporary issues and expectations, build relationships by sharing personal experiences and engage in exploring their own identities.
- 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 that 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 growth
• 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.
- WEDNESDAY WISDOMS
Join us for breakfast and meet various campus partners, as they share their wisdom about Villanova and how their departments can support your experience.
- FREESTYLE FRIDAY
Join us for Pizza and Conversation on Fridays! You bring the topic, we bring the pizza.
- HERITAGE MONTHS CELEBRATIONS
OIA leads a committee of campus partners, including students, faculty and staff to celebrate Heritage Months across campus. Look out for our calendar of events and let us know if there is a month you would like to see celebrated.