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Mission & Objectives

GSC Mission & Objectives

To build upon the Augustinian concept of community, this group's mission is to increase awareness and recognition of diversity and, in particular, to foster understanding of sexual orientation within a Catholic Judeo-Christian environment.

To accomplish this, the group's objectives are:

  • To present an environment that does not make assumptions about its members with regard to sexual orientation and/or gender;
  • To promote a tolerant atmosphere at Villanova for people of all sexual orientations through education;
  • To foster discussion on issues related to sexual orientation;
  • To provide support for people with friends and family who are of a minority sexual orientation; and
  • To acknowledge and respect the values and beliefs of the Villanova community as a Catholic and Augustinian university.
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gay-straight coalition


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