Office of Equity and Diversity
The mission of the Office of Equity and Diversity is to build an inclusive community and to equip our students to serve in an increasingly diverse world.
The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.
Title IX Coordinator
The University of Scranton Title IX Coordinator is Jennifer L. LaPorta, JD, Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity who is responsible for oversight and implementation of the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy.
The following person has been designated to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding Title IX and the University’s non-discrimination policies:Jennifer LaPorta, JDExecutive Director and Title IX CoordinatorThe University of ScrantonOffice of Equity and DiversityInstitute of Molecular Biology and Medicine, Room 103Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510Phone: (570) 941-6645 E-mail:Jennifer.email@example.com Web: www.scranton.edu/diversity
Students who have questions about Title IX may also contact the University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator:
Employees who have questions about Title IX may also contact the University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator:Patricia L. Tetreault, SHRM-SCP, SPHRAssociate Vice President for Human ResourcesThe University of ScrantonSuite 100, St. Thomas HallScranton, PA 18510(570)941-7767Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.scranton.edu/hr
The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Title IX. Information regarding OCR may be found at www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.**The University of Scranton's Non-discrimination Statement must be included in published and electronic University materials. Guidelines and graphic files containing this statement may be found here.