A Campus-wide Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Student Experience

Co-curricular Programming and Faith Experiences

  • Expand the development of new programmatic, co-curricular, and service opportunities and increase student participation in existing programming.
  • Better understand and identify desired competencies for student learning and development with respect to diversity and inclusion, such that may be assessed through student participation in co-curricular programming. Gather, share and reflect on these outcomes assessment data.
  • Implement a comprehensive plan to include educational opportunities regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout a students’ time at the University, including both curricular and co-curricular experiences. This should involve collaboration between both Academic Affairs and Student Life and include existing and new programming linked to the first-year experiences, Royal Reads, Passport and Tapestry.
  • Develop and require a diversity and inclusion orientation module for new students that includes topics such as allyship, identity, imposter syndrome, identity privilege, oppression bias, unconscious bias, bystander intervention and/or self-care.
  • Engage with the local Scranton community identify and expand off-campus community resources and support for students.
  • Increase opportunities for both Catholic and non-Catholic students to explore their faith traditions, and expand programming and education to support them in understanding different faiths.
See Co-curricular Programming and Faith Experiences Progress Report

Resources and Support

  • Utilize assessments to identify new and changing student needs, and to build programming connections across the Student Life division and other campus units. 
  • Recruit staff from historically underrepresented populations to better support diverse students in several areas of the University, including, but not limited to the Counseling Center, Advising, and Career Development.
  • Increase our ability to support students and other members of our community for whom English is a second language.  Expand worship experiences that reflect the cultural and language diversity of the Catholic Church.   
  • Enhance mentoring programming for students of color to support their sense of belonging, and increase retention and graduation rates.
  • Continue to review current student gathering and other physical campus spaces to expand opportunities for engagement and the reach and resources of the Cross Cultural Centers.

See Resources and Support Progress Report 

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