Want to know how to get involved with Villanova Special Olympics and the largest student-run Special Olympics event in the world? Look below for more information regarding opportunities for first year students!

The 2021 LPH Application is now OPEN!


The 2021 LPH application can be found here: 2021 LPH Application.docx


Once completed, please make sure to submit your application here


Applications will close on Friday, September 10th at 11:59 PM. If you have any questions, please email us at lph@villanovaspo.com. Thank you for your interest in this year's LPH Program!


Local Program Host

Become a Local Program Host (LPH) - Villanova Special Olympics’ freshmen-only leadership position! As an LPH, you are the first face that all athletes see when they come to Villanova for Fall Fest weekend. You serve as the direct liaison, cheerleader, and friend to the athletes and coaches of your assigned county as they compete and navigate all the fun that Villanova Fall Fest has to offer!


You will participate in weekly meetings throughout the Fall to prepare for this experience! You will learn about ability and inclusion, how to navigate Fall Fest weekend on behalf of your county, meet over 100 like-minded freshmen, and more! Applications open Friday, September 3rd and all interested freshmen students are encouraged to apply.


If you are interested in learning more about the LPH Program, please email lph@villanovaspo.com or check out @VillanovaSpecialOlympics on instagram to learn more about our upcoming info sessions and application process. 

Inclusion Crew

Here on campus, students can volunteer within Special Olympics, in a few different ways, starting with: JOINING INCLUSION CREW!! We call it IC for short! Inclusion Crew is for ALL STUDENTS TO JOIN!! The mission of inclusion requires all hands on deck, and we welcome all students, of all ages, of all experiences. This crew is broken up into smaller groups, ~IC Cubes~, which allows you to volunteer with specific parts of Fall Fest, while also getting to meet more people in our community of inclusion!! 


When you join IC, you will have opportunities to learn about ability and inclusion, through meaningful discussion and speakers. You will also attend athlete practices!! During athlete practices, Villanova students travel to neighboring counties in Pennsylvania, we gather in huge white vans to get to and from, and we warm up and practice with the teams!! Inclusion Crew lets you be a part of something bigger than yourself. Members of IC embody the passion and heart of inclusion and being the largest group of volunteers, we also provide the HYPE to Fall Fest.

Click this link to get involved: 


If you are interested in learning more about Inclusion Crew, please email inclusioncrew@villanovaspo.com or check out @VillanovaSpecialOlympics on instagram to learn more about our upcoming info sessions and events.