VU PRIDE

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.

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VU PRIDE Goals

  • 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

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JOIN US!

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.

Or contact us at vupride@villanova.edu

CONTACT US

For more information, stop by Dougherty, Rm 202 or email:
Kathy Byrnes, Advisor
VUPride@villanova.edu