Leadership Programs and Opportunities

Through the involvement in our leadership programs, students will understand and develop in the areas of cultural competence, servant leadership, social responsibility, a better understanding of self, and compassion to others.


Emerging Leaders Workshop

Friday, October 26        12 - 1pm   Corr
Friday, November 30    12 - 1pm   West Lounge, Dougherty
Friday, December 7      12 - 1pm   West Lounge, Dougherty

Emerging Leaders workshop is a fun, interactive program for students’ longing to make deeper connections on campus through a variety of leadership paths. Students will:

  • Learn how to connect with existing student organizations.
  • Discover how to start a new student organization.
  • Receive iinformation about Villanova's many leadership. advocacy, and service programs.
  • Recognize how to utilize their “strengths” more intentionally in their leadership pursuits.
  • Hear from upperclassmen who have made their college experience come alive.

For more information, please email Steve Koch at stephen.koch@villanova.edu  

10th Annual Spotlight on Leadership
2018-2019  TBD

Villanova prepares students to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. In the spirit of this mission, the Office of Student Involvement offers a Spotlight on Leadership Lecture for the campus community. Past speakers include Bob Woodward, Associate Editor of the Washington Post, Somaly Mam, Cambodian Human Rights Activist and CNN Hero, and The Honorable Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ, Carli Lloyd, Co-Captain of the Women's National Soccer team, and Dr. Kerry Cronin of the Lonergan Institute at Boston College.


The Villanova Challenge Course and Low Ropes Course is challenging, demanding and fun! Groups must work together to accomplish physically and mentally challenging tasks.  After each activity, facilitators process and breakdowns the elements that contributed to the success of the group.  Discussion will also reveal obstacles that caused frustration and problems along the way.

Through taking risks, participants gain new personal and interpersonal skills and insights - the basis for growth and change. Activities are safe, stimulating, and occur in an atmosphere of support and caring. Results can be rapid and profound.

Registration Info & Forms

Villanova Challenge Course

"Challenges are opportunities to discover your strengths."  Two-hour Challenge Course sessions occur between Mondays and Fridays and are free to all student groups!  Contact Stephen Koch.

The Challenge Course is also available to non-Villanova groups.  Contact Stephen Koch. for details.