Campus Reform | Campus Profile: Villanova University

Campus Profile: Villanova University

Villanova University is a private university in Pennsylvania. Around 11,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.

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Villanova University is a private university in Pennsylvania. Around 11,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university. 


Official Political Student Organizations:

Conservative Organizations: 

Villanova Conservative Union

Villanova University College Republicans

Villanovans for Life

 

Liberal Organizations:

Amnesty International + No Lost Generation

Association for Change and Transformation

OASIS

Villanova College Democrats

Villanova Feminism Society

VU Pride

 

OpenSecrets Data on Villanova University Political Donations:

In the 2020 election cycle, 96.23% of Villanova University employee donations went to Democratic candidates in federal elections, while 3.77% of donations went to Republican candidates in federal elections, according to data from OpenSecrets.


Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Rating:

Villanova University has been given a red light speech code. According to FIRE, this is due to “at least one university policy clearly and substantially restricting freedom of speech.” FIRE also notes that a red light policy at a public institution is unconstitutional. 


 

COVID-19:

 

Villanova University is requiring a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students, faculty, and staff.

 


Stories by Campus Reform about Villanova University:


Marketing prof razor burns Gillette over 'toxic masculinity' ad 


A Villanova University marketing professor blasted the controversial Gillette ad. The professor said that the ad was a "flat out mistake.”


Catholic university’s fall course list rife with social justice poppycock  


"Agitating for Justice" will have an activism segment and a course formerly called "Do Black Lives Matter to God?" will focus on American Christianity's role in perpetuating racism.

Villanova University has aspiring social justice warriors covered with its fall 2019 course catalog.


Villanova professor criticizes Amy Coney Barrett for her faith 


The professor is concerned if her membership to a Christian group will impede her decision making as a justice. A Villanova professor wrote an op-ed for Politico that criticized Amy Coney Barret based on her faith.