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Driven to Unite

The Villanova community has committed to improve by listening, learning and coming together in alignment with our Augustinian Catholic values during times of uncertainty.

"We have emerged with
a firm resolve to become
an even greater Villanovafor all."
—The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75, President


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• The University mobilizes its efforts to build a truly inclusive community in which all can thrive.

• Villanova's action plan to improve racial equity in our community begins with Aequitas: The Presidential Task Force on Race.

• Villanova launched the Living Race: Transforming Community campaign to provide opportunities for university-wide dialogue and organizational system change

Career Services More Essential Than Ever During Pandemic 

COVID-19 may have curtailed in-person events and appointments, but it didn’t stop Villanova from providing hands-on career support throughout the pandemic. In fact, Villanova’s Career Center actually ramped up its offerings—with an 83 percent jump in the number of career counseling appointments conducted year over year.

Keeping Traditions Alive 

Although COVID-19 prevented the Villanova community from gathering together in person, Villanovans found new ways to connect throughout the global pandemic.

Community First: The CARITAS Commitment

There were doubts about whether a tight-knit community could keep its distance to curb the spread of COVID-19. In response to those doubts, University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, issued a challenge: Prove. Them. Wrong.