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.

Title IX Coordinator

The University of Scranton Interim Title IX Coordinator is Elizabeth M. Garcia, JD, Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity who is responsible for oversight and implementation of the


University Title IX Coordinators

Elizabeth M. Garcia, JD
Title IX Coordinator and Executive Director
The University of Scranton
Office of Equity and Diversity
Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicine, Suite 100
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone: (570) 941-6645         
E-mail: elizaberh.garcia2@scranton.edu 
Web: www.scranton.edu/diversity
Christine M. Black, JD
Deputy Title IX Coordinator  and Assistant Director
The University of Scranton
Office of Equity and Diversity
Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicine, Room 104
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone: (570) 941-6645         
E-mail: christine.black@scranton.edu
Web: www.scranton.edu/diversity

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

Lauren Rivera, JD, M.Ed.
Assistant Vice President for Division of Student Life and Dean of Students
The University of Scranton
Suite 201, The Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone: (570)941-7680          

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

Patricia L. Tetreault, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Vice President for Human Resources
The University of Scranton
Suite 100, St. Thomas Hall
Scranton, PA  18510
(570)941-7767
Email: patricia.tetreault@scranton.edu
Website: www.scranton.edu/hr

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.