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Campus Resources

The University strives to promote an inclusive campus environment for all individuals, and offers a number of resources and support services, councils and committees, and connection opportunities specifically focused on diversity and inclusion.

Resources and Support Services

Cultural Centers

Our Cultural Centers (the Jane Kopas Women's Center and the Multicultural Center) are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community that advocates for the respect of the human dignity of all people. The centers offer opportunities for awareness, education and dialogue on issues related to diversity, identity, privilege, oppression, equity and justice, and recognize this as essential to the formation of people for and with others. Students can engage with the Cultural Centers through work study, volunteer, intern and service learning opportunities. 

Office of Equity and Diversity

OED oversees and enforces the University's Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy, and seeks to empower students, faculty and staff through support, resources and diversity and inclusion related training. 

They offer support and resources for students, faculty and staff who experience discrimination and harassment based on a protected characteristic such as race, color, religion, ancestry, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status that goes far beyond any formal process and/or immediate response to imminent safety concerns. Visit the Office of Equity and Diversity  

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office provides support and advocacy for students and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive community at Scranton. The Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students along with the Dean of Students staff assist individual students and student groups in navigating challenges they are facing at the University that may otherwise impact their success at the University.

Visit the Dean of Students Office

Community Based Learning

The Office of Community Based Learning has assembled a variety of resources -- including information from the AJCU network, Campus Compact and other partners -- on how to work toward anti-racism in the context of community-based learning and community engagement, including teaching tools, academic articles and local organizations. See Community Based Learning   

Weinberg Memorial Library

Faculty and staff in the Weinberg Memorial Library have compiled a list of resources available to the University community on race, racism and anti-racism. The list is not exhaustive and will continue to grow as we add resources to our collections. See library anti-racism resources 

Councils and Committees

Council for Diversity and Inclusion

The Council for Diversity and Inclusion was established in 2019 by the Provost and the Office of Equity and Diversity to lead the transformation to and sustainability of a welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus culture characterized by respect and support for all members of the University community. Visit the Council for Diversity and Inclusion.

Title IX Working Group

The Title IX Work Group supports the University's commitment to education, prevent and appropriately respond to issues involving Title IX. Since the issuance of the 2020 Department of Education, the Title IX Work Group has been working to update the University's policy, processes, training and other requirements with the Office of Equity and Diversity. Visit the Title IX Working Group   

Committee on Gender Equity

The Committee on Gender Equity (formerly the Committee on the Status of Women) was created in 1981 to examine the status of women in various areas of University life. The Committee recently expanded is purpose to promote and pursue equitable and just treatment for women and all members of the University community. The Committee meets monthly during the academic year. Visit the Committee Gender Equity.

Connection Opportunities

The University of Scranton has many clubs and organizations that invite students to explore different cultures. Visit the Clubs and Organizations Page.

Asia Club

Promotes and strengthens awareness of Asian cultures and  social, racial, and cultural tolerance among University of Scranton's students, faculty, and staff. The Asia Club offer opportunity for the members to understand, appreciate, and respect the Asian cultures through social, educational, and cultural events. Visit the Asia Club

Association of Latinx American Students (ALAS)

Association of Latinx American students (ALAS) is designed to represent the rich diversity of Latin American cultures present at The University of Scranton. AL. ALAS serves to unite and empower Latin-American students as well as students interested in learning about Latin America and the Caribbean. ALAS, while aiming to enhance our community through the events and programs that showcase the beauty of Latin cultures, also provides inclusive opportunities both on and off campus for students. "Our dreams have no borders."

Louis Stanley Brown Black Student Union (BSU)

We advocate for the needs of all Black students on campus and provide a safe space for Black students to engage in conversation about the modern day challenges of the Black experience at the University.  We host events that encompass all aspects of Black culture and bring speakers of diverse backgrounds and views to campus. Visit the Black Student Union

The Muslim Student Association (MSA)

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) seeks to unite Muslim students from all different backgrounds and cultures to create a welcoming community dedicated to making our campus a more inclusive space. Our goal is to educate community members on the principles of the Islamic faith and to promote a healthy dialogue between Muslim and non-Muslim students. We aim to make the community a better place by hosting an array of events, including healthy discussions, information sessions, fundraising, and charity events. We believe that embracing the diversity of the students at Scranton will make the community more vibrant and accepting. The ultimate goal of this MSA is to foster an inclusive space for anyone interested in the Islamic faith and to provide a support system for Muslims in the University community.

The PILLAR Program

Partners in Learning, Leadership, and Reflection (PILLAR) is a pedagogical partnership program that pairs students with faculty to create, support, and enhance inclusive learning environments that encourage and value all learners at the University of Scranton. The PILLAR program empowers students to create inclusive classrooms that support diverse student experiences and learning needs by sharing their expertise as students with faculty members. For more information, contact

Scranton Alliance For Equity

Scranton Alliance for Equity (S.A.F.E.) is the LGBTQIA+ club on campus. We are dedicated to providing a space for people to be themselves. We pride ourselves on being a club open to all members of The University of Scranton community. Visit S.A.F.E.

Scranton Student Association of the Philippines

Dedicated to educating the campus community about Filipino culture and bringing cultural awareness of social injustices occurring within the Republic of the Philippines. We also work on projects to help the Filipino community within Scranton and the Philippines. Our club is welcome to students of all ethnic backgrounds. Visit the Philippines Student Association

United Cultures Organization (UCO)

The United Cultures Organization (UCO) is a student organization dedicated to promoting the importance of diversity on campus. UCO welcomes all students to join with open arms and strives to sustain a support system, both socially and academically, and to promote diversity and the idea of multiculturalism. They 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, and work with the admissions office to aid in the recruitment of minorities to the University. Visit the United Cultures Organization
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