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Community Relations

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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Finding Community Amid Coronavirus

Second Virtual Dialogue Announced for June 3 

This second virtual dialogue “Finding Community Amid Coronavirus: Identifying What We Value and Seeing the Possibilities Ahead” seeks to engage participants in reflection to identify important lessons that can be found in our current unique circumstances. The goal of this virtual dialogue is to offer participants a space to look within themselves during the current circumstances and to learn from others in our shared community. Learn more. 

This structured dialogue session will be held on Zoom from 4:00 – 5:30 PM on June 3.

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Finding Community Story Share Project

During this unique time we are pleased to provide a virtual space for members of both our University of Scranton and broader Scranton area communities to reflect on how past experiences can inform our current challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

We are seeking to provide a space for connection for individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to participate by sharing their stories, hopes, and strengths to build better understanding of ourselves and our neighbors in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Building on our Community Dialogues, we invite you to share your own stories of strength to find community. 


Spotlight Electric City Connection

Electric City Connection

The Electric City Connection is an effort led by The University of Scranton, Friends of The Poor Scranton , and Scranton Tomorrow to provide fresh-made meals from area restaurants to low-income residents and support the local economy during the COVID-19 crisis. A $15 donation accepted through Scranton Tomorrow is used to purchase a gift card from a participating area business which is then distributed to a low-income resident by Friends of The Poor. As of May 10 the program has raised over $26,500 equaling over  1,750   meals! Read more here.