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Mission

To lead the transformation to and sustainability of a welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus culture characterized by respect and support for all members of the University community.
The Council for Diversity and Inclusion examines the University’s needs and makes recommendations regarding inclusive and diverse approaches, programs, practices, activities and any other goals the Council believes are necessary to create an inclusive University for students, faculty and staff.
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Click to read the full six (6) page letter to the Council.
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Elizabeth M. Garcia, Chair
Executive Director
Ofc. of Equity & Diversity
Peter Andersen Ph.D.
Faculty
Management/Marketing
Paul A. Datti, Ph.D.
Faculty
Counseling/Hum. Serv.
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Ruth P. David
Coor. Student Engmt
Alumni & Donor Engm.
Joseph DeLibero
 RA and Treasurer
United Cultures Org.
Tara Hamilton-Fay
Faculty
Biology
Jean Harris, Ph.D.
Faculty
Political Science
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Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts
& Sciences
Maria R. Marinucci
Director
Cross Cultural Centers
Myriam A. Moise
President
United Cultures Org.
Damain Morris
Cabinet Member
Black Student Union
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Eric Morton
Area Coordinator
Residence Life
Jessica Nolan, Ph.D.
Faculty
Psychology
Ian O'Hara
Faculty
Library
Yvonne Preston
StudentCounseling &
Human. Srv. Assoc.
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Adrianna Smith
President
Student Government

 

  • Racism and Other Isms: Understanding Privilege, Power, and Oppression  Dr. Paul Datti, Professor and Director, Counseling and Human Services Program, presented to Student Government on October 17, 2020.  Dr. Datti discussed the origins of several forms of discrimination based upon characteristics, how they setup social inequity and privilege, and impact our personal and professional lives.

In the Fall 2020, the Provost’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion administered the HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey.  The Survey asked students, faculty, staff, and administrators about their perceptions of the University’s climate and how the University supports diversity and equity, as well as their experiences with discrimination and harassment at the University.  The Council administered the Survey to obtain a better understanding of the extent to which the campus climate supports diversity and equity, and to inform and improve support, policies, and practices at the University related to diversity and equity, including those to prevent or respond to discrimination and harassment.

The Council created a subcommittee of faculty to review the survey results, draft a summary for the University, and to provide recommendations.  We encourage you to review a copy of the Campus Climate for Equity and Diversity at the University of Scranton: Narrative Summary and Recommended Next Steps now available to the University Community.  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are University priorities and supported by our Catholic, Jesuit Mission and Values.