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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

As a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning, The University of Scranton recognizes that the important contributions of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff are necessary to advance its mission. The University is dedicated to providing a diverse, inclusive, educational, residential and working environment. This environment must be free of harassment and discrimination and must protect the rights and dignity of all members of the University community and guests.

The inconvenient truth of history and systemic racism is that the lives of Black, Indigenous and People of Color have been treated in ways that suggest they have not mattered as much as White lives. Inequity and injustice persist in brazen and subtle ways. The entire University community joins in chorus with those who peacefully but with righteous anger shout for change in voices that “…resound loud as the rolling sea” – #Black Lives Matter.

The activities and plans shared here and elsewhere on the University’s website are not in themselves enough to transform any institution. We commit ourselves to doing what is necessary to ensure that ours is a community in which everyone feels welcome and safe.

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