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. Learn More
Dean of Students Office
The Dean's 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, Residence Life, and The Cross Cultural Centers (Jane Kopas Women's Center & Multicultural Center)
Dean Rivera and Assistant Dean Murphy Fennie assist individual students in navigating challenges they are facing at the University that may otherwise impact their academic success. Dean Rivera serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the University. Assistant Dean Murphy Fennie supports and coordinates initiatives designed to foster engagement of students, with a focus on supporting marginalized student populations. Learn More
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. Learn More
Community Based LearningThe 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. Learn More
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. Learn More