Education for Justice Office

The Beginning

In October of 2000, a delegation of University of Scranton administrators, faculty and professional staff attended a conference on Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education at Santa Clara University.  At that conference, Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach challenged all Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S to be characterized more and more by “ the service of faith and the promotion of justice…in who our students become, in what our faculty does, and how our universities proceed.”

This meeting spawned a number of gatherings at the University of Scranton, leading to the creation of a Task Force on Education for Justice to examine, publicize and promote campus initiatives, to research and propose new ones, and to propose a permanent structure to guarantee that such initiatives would continue to be effective.  The Task Force issued its report and made its recommendations at the end of the 2004/2005 academic year, and a Coordinator of Education for Justice was named in the fall of 2007.