Student Organizations and Initiatives

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THE UNITED COLORS ORGANIZATION
The United Colors Organization (UCO) is a student organization dedicated to promoting the importance of diversity on campus.  UCO welcomes all students to join with open arms. Gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicity have no impact on membership.

United Colors Organization seeks to:

•    Sustain a support system both socially and academically for University of Scranton students.
•    Promote diversity and the idea of multiculturalism on The University of Scranton’s campus as well as in the community.
•    Work with local organizations as well as other clubs on campus in order to achieve these goals.
•    Make available to students literature and cultural activities which pertains to elements of ethnicity.
•    Work with the admissions office to aid in the recruitment of minorities to the University.

Every year, the United Colors Organization hosts its annual Festival of Nations, a celebration of international customs and artifacts (food, dance, music, history, etc.) designed to showcase and celebrate the diverse cultures represented on campus and in the wider community.  

Click here for the official United Colors Organization webpage





Project VOICE

PROJECT VOICE
Project VOICE is a men of color initiative designed to increase engagement of minority male students through shared social and dialogic space, as well as social and emotional support and fellowship among others on campus. Although Project VOICE targets men of color, all members of the campus community are welcome to participate.
Mission: Through a lens of empowerment, project-based learning and dialogue, Project VOICE uses a broad based approach to developing successful habits of scholarship, adjusting to college life, fostering intellectual curiosity and demonstrating ethical student citizenship within and beyond the campus community.
Goals
  • Improving overall student success for men of color
  • Provide comprehensive networking and social activities focused on influencing campus engagement and involvement of men of color;
  • Provide men of color at The University of Scranton with salient and appropriate outlets to articulate observations, hopes, fears, etc concerning campus and social world around them;
  • Targeted learning events and peer mentorship that enrich the collegiate experience for men of color;
  • Cultivate networking and social relationships with male students of color and men of color in the NEPA area
Activities Project VOICE is a project-based initiative. Currently, the group is concentrating on a small handful of activities. Those activities include:
   
  • FELLOWship Dinners A dinner gathering scheduled on one Friday evening each month in the Multicultural Center (usually consisting of pizza, music, and/or video games and a movie)
  • Brothers & Bagels Breakfast meetings throughout the semester for men on campus to come together and dialogue
  • On Point Monthly podcast to discuss current events and social issues regarding the experience of men of color