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Office of Equity and Diversity

While the University of Scranton campus is closed until April 15, 2020, the Office of Equity and Diversity will continue to operate remotely Monday through Friday from 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.  We can be contacted as follows:

 By email:
Elizabeth M. Garcia elizabeth.garcia2@scranton.edu
Christine M. Black christine.black@scranton.edu
Jennifer Rose Pennington jennifer.pennington@scranton.edu
By phone: 570-941-6645

 

The Mission

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. 

Non-Discrimination Statement**

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.

Reporting an Incident

Elizabeth M. Garcia, Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity is responsible for oversight and implementation of the University’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, and Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy.
The University provides individuals the ability to anonymously report incidents of bias, hate, discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
  • Incident Reporting Form: https://scranton.i-sight.com/external-capture
    • Note: Reporting individuals may use this link to file reports anonymously. Reports made here are received by the Executive Director in the Office of Equity and Diversity.  All anonymous reports will be reviewed and processed per the University's policy; however, anonymous reports may hamper the University’s ability to fully respond.

Title IX Coordinator

The University of Scranton Interim Title IX Coordinator is Elizabeth M. Garcia, JD, Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity who is responsible for oversight and implementation of the

University Title IX Coordinators

Title IX Coordinator
Elizabeth M. Garcia, JD
Title IX Coordinator and Executive Director
The University of Scranton
Office of Equity and Diversity
Institute of Molecular Biology & Medicine, Rm 315
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone: 570-941-6645
E-mail: elizaberh.garcia2@scranton.edu
Web: www.scranton.edu/diversity
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Christine M. Black, JD
Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Director
The University of Scranton
Office of Equity and Diversity
Institute of Molecular Biology & Medicine, Rm 317
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone: 570-941-6645
E-mail: christine.black@scranton.edu
Web: www.scranton.edu/diversity
Students who have questions about Title IX
may also contact:
Employees who have questions about Title IX
may also contact:
Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Students
Lauren Rivera, JD, M.Ed.
Asst Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Students
The University of Scranton
Suite 201, The Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Ctr.
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone: 570-941-7680
E-mail: lauren.rivera@scranton.edu  
Website: www.scranton.edu/dos
Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Employees
Patricia L. Tetreault, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Vice President for Human Resources
The University of Scranton
Suite 100, St. Thomas Hall
Scranton, PA 18510
570-941-7767
Email: patricia.tetreault@scranton.edu
Website: 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.