The University of Scranton's Office of Community Relations seeks to connect the University and the Greater Scranton community. We invite area residents, community leaders, non-profit organizations and businesses to engage in the life of the University through campus events, special programs and collaboration. At the same time, we encourage University's students, faculty and staff, and to join in the many exciting activities taking place in the Scranton area.
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The report reviews both the quantitative and qualitative ways in which The University of Scranton makes a positive exonomic and community impact on the City of Scranton and Northeastern Pennsylvania. Economic impact numbers are based on a study conducted in spring 2018 by the Instutitue for Public Policy and Economic Development. Community impact data is based on the 2017-2018 academic year unless otherwise noted. Read the report here.
The University of Scranton has added a new honors program to its programs of excellence, this one focused on offering talented students a more intense, interdisciplinary experience of research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
“The goal of the program is to give the opportunity for students who are really excited about STEM to be able to get involved right away,” said Janice Voltzow, Ph.D., professor of biology, one of the founders of the program at Scranton.
Campus & Neighborhood
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University Establishes Humanities Center on Campus
- University of Scranton President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., announced the establishment of the Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Humanities, which will be housed in a grand Victorian home on the corner of Mulberry Street and Clay Avenue. The Center will advance the University’s liberal arts tradition and enhance the core role it plays in the formation of students to become “men and women for others.” The Center will serve as a national model for humanities in action.