Diversity Initiatives and Events

Faculty Research

Last seen

“Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery”

In an effort to reconnect families, a team led by Villanova professor Judith Giesberg, PhD has developed an online database created from Civil War-Era newspaper ads


Student Initiatives

Mexican Mural

Gaining a global perspective

Students collaborated with the Latino community of Norristown on a mural of Mexican social movements

Minority Association for Pre-Health Students

The Villanova University's Minority Association for Pre-Health Students (MAPS) is an organization committed to encouraging, inspiring and supporting minority pre-health professional students at Villanova University. It is newly chartered on Villanova's campus, and is affiliated with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Student National Medical Association (SNMA). MAPS exposes its members to service opportunities related to healthcare as well as provides information to its general body regarding application processes, test preparation and health professional school readiness through implementing its own programs along with attending conferences hosted by health professional organizations.

Mykal Gerald - Co-President
Alexus Reynolds - Co-President
Ann Trail - Advisor


Students, faculty and staff throughout the college are participating in research and academic initiatives relevant to diversity and inclusion.

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