CMS

Committee on the Status of Women

Brief History

In 1981, the Committee on the Status of Women was established by Rev. William J. Byron, S.J., President of the University of Scranton, in order to examine the status of women in various areas of university life. The Committee welcomes individuals and groups within the university community to bring issues that concern our mission to our attention.

Mission Statement

To support the University's "dedication to the personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share its life", and to meet the challenge of General Congregation 34 of the Society of Jesus "to listen carefully and courageously to the experience[s] of women" and to work in solidarity with "women in the struggle for a more just relationship between women and men", the Committtee promotes and pursues equitable and just treatment for women and all members of the University community.

The CSW seeks to accomplish this mission by:

  • Raising awareness through communication with the University community regarding behaviors, actions, issues, policies, and procedures that impact the status of women;
  • Communicating and collaborating with other committees and organizations to provide support, advocacy, and information regarding women's issues;
  • Assisting the administration in identifying the concerns of women at the University that need study, and recommending ways to address the concerns of women at the University to the appropriate administrative offices