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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.


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The Villanova Leadership Program

The Villanova Leadership Program is free and open to all Villanova students who are looking to complement thier ongoing leadership journey. Students that attend four of our six workshops will receive a Certificate of Leadership and are invited to attend a leadership dinner. 

For more information, please email Jack Sherwood at

Spotlight on Leadership

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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.

10th Annual Spotlight on Leadership 
Fall 2020


A Conversation with Travis Mills on his

motto "Never Give Up. Never Quit."


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.