Office of Equity and Diversity

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The Mission

The mission of the Office of Equity and Diversity is to build an inclusive community and to equip our students to serve in an increasingly diverse world. 

Non-discrimination Statement

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.

The following person has been designated to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding Title IX and the University’s non-discrimination policies:

Ms. Jennifer LaPorta, JD
Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator
The University of Scranton
Office of Equity and Diversity
Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicine, Suite 103
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone: (570) 941-6645         
E-mail:Jennifer.laporta@scranton.edu 
Web: www.scranton.edu/diversity

Students who have questions about Title IX may also contact the University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator:

Ms. Lauren Rivera, JD, M.Ed.
Associate Vice Provost for Student Formation & Campus Life and Dean of Students
The University of Scranton
Suite 201, The Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone: (570)941-7680          
E-mail: lauren.rivera@scranton.edu  
The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Title IX. Information regarding OCR may be found at www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.

Title IX Coordinator

The University of Scranton Title IX Coordinator is Jennifer L. LaPorta, JD, Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity. She is responsible for oversight and implementation of the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy.