Office of Equity and Diversity
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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.**The University of Scranton's Non-discrimination Statement must be included in published and electronic University materials. Guidelines and graphic files containing this statement may be found here.
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.