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Student Handbook: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

DEI Initiatives

Villanova University and the Charles Widger School of Law are committed to an environment where diversity, equity and inclusion are crucial to the success of ALL students.  The University’s commitment is extensive. Aequitas: the Presidential Task Force on Race is charged with assessing the racial climate on campus, identifying areas for improvement, and developing cultural competence for everyone.  Law Dean Mark C. Alexander announced the Racial Justice Action Plan to increase community diversity, enhance educational structure, expand career development opportunities, and monitor accountability of programming success.  A committee of faculty and staff meet regularly to review the plan and recommend programs and activities. Your participation in, suggestions for, and commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment is essential to the Villanova experience.  

Villanova Law School has hired Kent D. Lollis to develop an effective Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion pathway for the benefit of students, staff, and faculty.  Existing programs are being reviewed to ensure that the DEI objectives are developed and promoted.  Along with working with faculty and staff, the role, opinions, and recommendations of student organizations and students is vital to the success of DEI program development.  You are encouraged to share any ideas or concerns about effective DEI programs with Kent at