Arrupe quote

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

Cross Cultural Centers

The Cross 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 Cross 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 also offers 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 Dean and Assistant Dean oversee: Residence Life, the Center for Health Education & Wellness, the Center for Student Engagement, and the Cross Cultural Centers (Jane Kopas Women's Center & Multicultural Center) 

The Dean of Students Office staff assist individual students in navigating challenges they are facing at the University that may otherwise impact their academic success. Of particular note, the Assistant Dean supports and coordinates initiatives designed to foster engagement of students, with a focus on supporting marginalized student populations. Visit the Dean of Students Office  

Counseling Center Support & Empowerment Group

Students of color often face unique challenges navigating a complex college environment. 

Sponsored by the Cross Cultural Centers and the Counseling Center, the focus of this group is to create a space for students of color to connect over shared experiences and to support one another in community. For more information, call the Counseling Center at 570-941-7620. 

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 Status of Women

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 on the Status of Women

Connection Opportunities

The University of Scranton has many clubs and organizations that invite students into exploring different cultures. For more information on clubs and organizations, please visit royalsync.scranton.edu  

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

Louis Stanley Brown Black Student Union

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

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

Spanish Cultural Society

The Spanish Cultural Society (SCS) of the University of Scranton is designed to provide a friendly, educational, and inclusive environment for anyone taking classes, pursuing a career, or interested in the Spanish culture or language. It also aims to enrich our district and community with the beautiful Spanish language, as well as the culture of the countries in which Spanish is the principal language, through a variety of formal and informal social activities in and outside of campus. SCS is open to ALL students, regardless of their level & ability in Spanish. Visit the Spanish Cultural Society

United Cultures Organization

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