Private school, public service: Villanova students spend the day helping

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Ojai Valley News photo by Holly Roberts

Villanova students (from left) James Schmitt, Eric Gerdts and Miguel Granados help stock St. Thomas Aquinas Church’s food pantry.

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

Villanova’s entire student body was off campus Nov. 19 working with local service organizations as part of the school’s Tribe Service Day.

All Villanova students are assigned a tribe when they enroll. The 10 campus groups “foster a sense of love amongst the students,” said Debby Smith of Villanova’s Alumni Affairs Office. The tribes “help students interact across cultures and grades.”

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