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RISE Program

RISE Program

The R.I.S.E. Program is a brand new initiative through the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) that is designed to provide you as student leaders necessary moments of pause to reflect on your student organization mission as well as develop student organization leadership and management skills. This program will build relationships among leaders as well as staff in OSI!

Student Organization Expectations

  • One student leader from each student organization to attend the 2 required sessions per semester / 4 per academic year.
  • One student leader from each student organization to attend 2 elective sessions during the academic year.​
  • Students cannot represent multiple student organizations.

Student Organization Leadership Experiences + Career Center = Success

Required Session on
Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:00pm via Zoom
RSVP to represent your Student Organization and Zoom Link
Student organization leaders have done so much on campus, so let's use these experiences to your advantage. This R.I.S.E. session will provide students the opportunity to reflect on your involvement while you assess your first career steps. Hear from the Villanova Career Center to learn on ways to capitalize on these valuable experiences with your resume, cover letter, and search process. 



Interfaith Leadership

Elective Session on
Thursday, March 18 at 6:00pm via Zoom. 
RSVP to represent your Student Organization and Zoom Link
During this elective session, join Rev. Julie Sheetz from Campus Ministry to learn the in's and out's of what it means to bring interfaith awareness into your role as a student leader. Students will have the opportunity for reflection and conversation with other leaders to learn how to be welcoming of students of all faiths, and how to respond to challenges you may face in the spirit of inclusiveness. 
Those who attend the session will receive free t-shirt!



Leadership Challenge Course

Elective Session on
Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 11:00am - 3:00pm Location TBD
RSVP to represent your Student Organization by Wednesday, March 24
The Annual Villanova Leadership Challenge Course brings members of different Villanova undergraduate student organizations together in an afternoon of challenge-based activities tied toward working together while building relationships with other student organizations leaders.


Ignite Your Strengths

Required Session on
Thursday, April 15 at 6:00pm via Zoom

Students will need time complete the CliftonStrengths assessment. Registration for this session will close on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
This Session begins with taking the CliftonStrengths assessment which we view as a “tool for self-discovery” and a common launch point for the community to start the conversation. From this session, students will identify talents that come naturally to them and learn how to turn these talents into personal strengths. Students will learn how to maximize these strengths in the classroom, in leadership opportunities, in their relationships and in their careers.

VU Groups

Visit your student organization VU Groups page to start the approval process regarding meetings, membership engagement events, and events open to the University community. 


Tabling that student organizations regularly engage in, typically near the Connelly Center, the Riley Ellipse, Bartley Hall, and Dougherty Hall, is not permitted at this time during the Spring 2021 semester. 


To have a flyer approved, student organizations must first submit the flyer online to OSI. Student organizations will receive notice of approval where they are then permitted to print the flyer, bring the approved flyer to OSI in Dougherty 102 for a stamp of approval. Then the flyer can be posted on-campus at approved posting locations.