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, S.J. challenged all U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities to emphasize “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.