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Unitas Building Bridges to Success Retreat 2012 VIP Application

UNITAS Building Bridges to Success Retreat 2015
VIP Application

In the summer, incoming freshmen are given the opportunity to attend our annual UNITAS Building Bridges to Success Retreat. Dozens of incoming students meet existing student leaders, faculty, staff and administrative leaders in a comfortable setting. Our Mission is:

  • to develop positive sense of self; to develop the attitude and skills to be a successful college student
  • to be able to cope with developmental changes over the college year
  • to understand the impact of culture (family upbringing, race, ethnicity, gender, family income, community, religion, body type, mental or physical differences, sexual orientation, geographic location, age, and other social identifiers) on the individualís perceptions and values
  • to develop a sense of social ethics and responsibility; and to create a network of social support in the Villanova community

This network includes students, faculty, and staff.

In applying for the position of VIP (Villanova Insightful Paradigm) you will have to be in constant communication with Charisma Presley and the Co-Chairs of the weekend. It is mandatory for all leaders and VIPís to attend a formal training the date of which will be announced after the application process is complete. As a VIP you must be able to work well with others and effectively handle conflicts, should any arise. Students who are chosen for this position must be highly self-sufficient and not afraid to get dirty. Since VIPs are not assigned to any particular group, VIPís have the flexibility unlike a leader to get to know more incoming students. This position is great for someone who enjoys networking and being behind the scenes. This position requires a certain level of maturity and responsibility and hence a certain amount of trust must be established. Please be informed that any violation of the student code of conduct during training or the weekend will result in a meeting with the Dean and appropriate disciplinary action will follow.

VIPs must be available for the entire duration of the weekend (from 3:00 p.m. on Thursday until the last student leaves on Sunday), making sure that all students are being cared for and that everything runs smoothly. As previously stated, this is a very serious commitment that you should not apply for unless you will be completely devoted to the weekend. VIPís must also be available for spring training and summer training. If you feel that you are fully qualified for this position, please fill out the attached application and return to the Center for Multicultural Affairs by Friday, February 1, 2015.  (SPRING Study Abroad Students' applications are due by December 5, 2014).

Thank you in advance for your commitment and service to multicultural recruitment.


UNITAS 2015 Co-Chairs and Advisors

Alexandra Sobieski, Co-Chair
Mina Ebrahimi, Co-Chair
Annie Choi, Co-Chair
Priscilla Acquaah, Co-Chair
Jonathan Pryor, Co-Chair
Danielle Duval, Co-Chair
Nicole Davis, Advisor
Charisma Presley, Advisor



Job Title: UNITAS VIP Job Category:  
Department/Group: Center for Multicultural Affairs/Student Life Location: 102 Dougherty Hall
Position Type: Must attend Spring Training (SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 11:00 am - 4:00pm) AND be available for the entire duration of the UNITAS weekend (from NOON on Thursday until the last student leaves on Sunday)
Job Description for VIP's and Motto:   "Twas never let it be said and to your shame, all was beauty till you came."
Ms. Smith 9th grade English Teacher

Job Purpose:


  • Set up and break down workshop rooms and events
  • Mingle with various people daily
  • Be proactive and take initiative in organizing and cleaning up the lounges or wherever needed.
  • Perform and coordinate the weekend activities
  • Be ready and on time for social activities and workshops.
  • Answer any questions and concerns for students and parents.
  • Be present and ready to assist co-chairs, leaders, and any UNITAS personnel if needed.
  • Be ready for any additional duties as assigned.


  • Pay attention to details
  • Be well-organized
  • Have great communication skills
  • Be self-sufficient and be able to multi-task
  • Have well-honed people skills
  • Willing to follow orders and execute them appropriately
  • Being positive and pleasant in role as VIP
Freshman      Sophomore
Junior            Senior
Yes             No 
If YES, Mina Ebrahimi will contact you to schedule an interview between December 8th and 12th.
Yes             No
Yes             No
Yes             No
You notice a withdrawn student who is incessantly disengaged, walking alone,
          etc. How do you approach the situation?
You notice a fellow leader/VIP who is not on task and neglectful of his/her
          duties. What do you see as an appropriate course of action?
      CA student approaches you and asks for a group change. How do you respond?