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VU Pride Steering Committee

VU Pride is a group of students, faculty and staff working together to foster awareness and celebration of LGBTQ+ identities on campus.  We are dedicated to respecting all human beings, building a community of care and compassion for every Villanovan.  The tenet “Love one another as I have loved you” is a powerful dictate in the Christian Gospels, where Jesus calls each of us to love one another – regardless of creed, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, or ability.  VU Pride – comprised of LGBTQ community members and allies - seeks to live this call every day through the community we support and the programs we offer.  

VU Pride offers an array of programs and community builders through the year, primarily planned by students in VU Pride. Programs typically include an LGBTQ Awareness Week in the Fall and a Pride Week each Spring. In addition, VU Pride hosts a number of educational and social opportunities through the year for VU Pride members, open to all.

Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month With Us!

Every Friday: RuPaul's Drag Race Night (7 p.m.)

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LGBTQ+ Health Talk
Wednesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.
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What Does it Mean to be a Queer Person of Color at Villanova?
Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m.
Register Here

VUPride Week



  • To educate the Villanova community regarding issues of sexual orientation
  • To foster a welcoming community for gay and lesbian students
  • To combat homophobic attitudes on campus

A guide for LGBT students on what to look for in a college


It Gets Better

The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. 

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Help VU PRIDE in its campaign to eliminate homophobia from our campus and create a welcoming community for all students.  To join us, contact Kathy Byrnes by phone  610.519.4550 or email.

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If you identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and want to meet other queer individuals in a safe and confidential location, attend Oasis’s biweekly meetings. For more information contact Father Joseph Calderone by phone  at 610-519–7477 or email


For more information, stop by Dougherty, Rm 202 or email:
Kathy Byrnes, Advisor