Friends of Nova (“FON”) is the official NIL collective of Villanova University. We provide a unified platform for all members of the Villanova community to easily support student-athletes. Our goal is to connect fans, alumni, businesses, and charities with Villanova student-athletes while harnessing the strength of the Villanova community.

Friends of Nova offers Villanova student-athletes a wide range of opportunities to engage in NIL activations, including autograph signings, social media promotions, camps, clinics, charity events, special appearances, media opportunities, and more. The specific opportunities for student-athletes are determined by various factors, but all require participation by the student athlete.

The NIL opportunities presented by FON work to enable Villanova University student-athletes to focus on representing their school and teams at the highest level of college athletics and their education. Friends of Nova connects these student-athletes with a wealth of opportunities to earn compensation based upon their NIL while at the same time allowing them to further their athletic, educational, and personal development.

Individual fans play a critical role in recruiting and retaining top athletes and are essential for maintaining Villanova athletics' elite status. Every fan is important, and we invite everyone to come together to maximize this opportunity. Without the support of Nova Nation, we cannot fully leverage the potential of name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals to benefit Villanova student-athletes. Together, we can usher in a new era of success for Villanova Athletics.