We will form men and women for and with others, providing education shaped by the service of faith and the promotion of justice, and emphasizing the development of adult faith.

  • Prepare students to articulate the content of and reasons for their faith and make connections among faith, reason and the demands of justice.
  • Offer forums for debate and exploration of current issues important to the University, Church, and society.

We will challenge students and the University community to engage with the stark realities of the world.

  • Offer community-based learning and service-related curricular experiences that give students a way to learn about common challenges and problems facing humanity.
  • Embolden members of the University community to understand and develop a commitment for people who live and work in poverty, illness, inequality, hopelessness, and other social disparities.
  • Consider and explore the creation of a Center for Community-based Learning that coordinates these activities and provides development and support resources for the University community.

We will inspire students through academic experiential opportunities that promote immersion and reflection.

  • Develop experiential learning as an area of excellence for undergraduate and graduate education by developing quality internship, co-op, and other experiential learning opportunities for students to engage and reflect on the world and their professional choices.
  • Build defined and structured points of access to enable students to benefit from meaningful mentoring relationships with our distinguished alumni or others identified by alumni, faculty and staff.

We will commit ourselves to remaining an affordable, accessible education that meets the needs and addresses the challenges of students from enrollment to graduation and beyond.

  • Implement new and bold strategies and initiatives developed through the University’s Comprehensive Resource Review, strategic enrollment planning and related activities to provide access to an affordable Scranton education, with special emphasis for students in our local region.
  • Provide expanded and more flexible ways for students to study at the University throughout the entire year (i.e., summer and intersession) through the use of technology and additional course offerings in areas deemed appropriate by colleges.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive and cohesive system to monitor and improve retention and graduation rates.
  • Engage with the broader Jesuit university community (AJCU) to identify opportunities to enrich our students’ academic experience, while gaining economic benefit for the University as a whole.
  • Strengthen our career services capabilities to enhance the outcomes of our graduates as they begin their careers or pursue graduate- or doctoral-level education.