Diversity Initiatives Funding 2019-2020

The Office of Equity and Diversity and the Diversity Initiatives Review Board (DIRB) are pleased to announce new guidelines and an online application for academic year 2019-2020! The updated guidelines include elements of The University of Scranton Strategic Plan - The Scranton Plan, along with a scoring rubric for applicants to consider when creating a diversity project. The DIRB will meet in November and April to review and consider applications. You may submit an application anytime during the year.

Commitment to Diversity Education

The University of Scranton values diversity as a critical and integral part of its mission. It is the intention of the University Administration and Board of Trustees to promote initiatives that energize the commitment to diversity, provide opportunity for inter-cultural engagement as well as expand opportunities for multicultural experiences for our community. The Office of Equity and Diversity oversees, supports and sponsors the development and growth of diversity awareness education programs that incorporate the three main principles of the University’s strategic plan: Engaged, Integrated and Global. Applicants are encouraged to consider these principles when drafting proposals.

Exciting Programs Sponsored by Diversity Grants

Diversity Initiatives has proudly sponsored Global Insights presentations by University of Scranton international students. Pictured are Brandon, Delilah, Jersaleen and Ethan from Palau and Yap in Micronesia.
John Quinones presents "What Would You Do?" A Diversity Initiative Grant funded program for the campus and greater Scranton community on November 3, 2011.
The Holi Festival of Colors celebrated at Scranton. Holi is an ancient Indian Celebration commemorating the triumph of good over evil.
The annual Festival of Nations celebrates countries and cultures across the globe with lots of food, fellowship, fun and music! Don't forget the awesome t-shirts!
The Center for Service and Social Justice hosted tours for students, faculty and staff to low income areas and community service agencies.
A Diversity grant co-sponsored the disAbilities Conference Keynote RJ Mitte - Multifaceted actor, producer, model and disability advocate. Best known for his powerful performance in the AMC series "Breaking Bad".
TA Talks Spring 2019: International Teaching Assistants present on their home countries and cultures with style!

Diversity Initiatives Grant Award Winners

2015-2016 Marie Karam TA Talks  $2,500.00 Completed
2015-2016 Huey Shi Chew Global Insights $2,400.00 Completed
2015-2016 Rebecca Dalgin Eric Arouz, disAbilities Conference evening keynote $2,500.00 Completed
2015-2016 Susan Mendez Roberta Villalon, researcher: Immigration, Domestic Violence and the Latina Population  $2,100.00 Completed
2015-2016 Delicia Alarcon Festival of Nations $2,500.00 Completed
2015-2016 Patricia Wisniewski- Beading Hope Std. Club  NAMI "In Our Own Voice" with Kerry Bentler        $450.00 Completed
2015-2016 Marzia Caporale 18 IUS, Soli film director $550.00 Completed
2015-2016 Julie Schumacher Cohen Global Tastes                 $1,250.00 Completed
2015-2016 Patricia Cummings - Irish Student Club Potato Mash in celebration of St. Patrick's Day                    $750.00 Completed
2015-2016 Linda Ledofrd-Miller Spanish Guitarist - Paulo Soler $1,000.00 Completed
2015-2016 Jessica Nolan Border Crossers - Discussing  $1,500.00 Completed
2015-2016 Justine Johnson Safe Zone Facilitators $1,500.00 Completed
2015-2016 Elizabeth Rozelle Lindsey Pollak - "Becoming the Boss" Career Diversity Training $1,000.00 Completed
2016-2017 Jose Sanchez Denice Frohman Slam Poet $1,000.00 Completed
2016-2017 Jose Sanchez Frank Little Bear Presentation Celebrating Native American Culture $750.00 Completed
2016-2017 Jose Sanchez 1st Annual Global Food Bazaar $1,500.00 Completed
2016-2017 Justine Johnson Global Solidarity: Human Trafficking Awareness $2,500.00 Completed
2016-2017 Justine Johnson Safe Zone Workshop Materials $600.00 Completed
2016-2017 Hannah Jackson 11th Annual World Languages and Cultures TA Talks $2,450.00 Completed
2016-2017 Marzia Caporale Blaxploitalian Film Screening and Discussion with African-Italian Director Soli $700.00 Completed
2016-2017 Sufyan Mohammed PRSSA Student Club Emotional Suffering Education Summit $2,500.00 Completed
2017-2018 Cathy Seymour Justice on Tour Students Faculty andStaff $1,600.00 Completed
2017-2018 Jamie Trnka Guerilla Girls $1,100.00 Completed
2017-2018 Rebecca Dalgin disAbilities Conference evening keynote presentation:  RJ Mitte $2,500.00 Completed
2017-2018 Amy Hoegan Realities of Immigrating $2,000.00 Completed
2017-2018 Maria Marinucci  Safe Zone Curriculum Updates $1,440.00 Ongoing
2017-2018 Susan Mendez Visit with novelist Angie Cruz, class visits and campus presentation with readings, Q&A. $2,000.00 Completed
2017-2018 Hannah Jackson TA Talks Sp 18 $686.64 Completed
2017-2018 Sondra Myers History Matters: Adwan Lecture, Schemel Forum $1,000.00 Completed
2017-2018 Jose Sanchez Screening of Latinos Beyond Reel, w/ Dir. Miguel Picker $550.00 Completed
2018-2019 Rebecca Dalgin Working Through the System with Bern Gavlick and Bill Ziegler $2,500.00 Completed
2018-2019 Maria Marinucci, Michael Ritterbeck, University Programming Board Screening and Discussion of  The Hate U Give $1,400.00 Completed
2018-2019 Hannah Jackson TA Talks Sp 19 $1,500.00 Completed
2017-2018 George Gomez- Asia Student Club  Holi Festival of Colors $2,500.00 Completed
2017-2018 Jose Sanchez  - United Cultures Organization Student Club Festival of Nations $1,500.00 Completed
2016-2017 Yamile Silva Women in Mariachi Music: Flor de Toloache's performance $2,500.00 Date TBA
2017-2018 Maria Marinucci  GaySL The Intersection between LGBTQ and Disability $1,673.36 Date TBA
2018-2019 Gunjan Bansal Inter-disciplinary Collaboration Enhancement Initiative $400.00 Date TBA
2018-2019 Sufyan Mohanned PRSSA Student Club National Organ Donor Competition and Awareness Event $2,350.00 Completed
2018-2019 Janette Scardillo Intersections of Sexual and/or Gender Minority Identities: Ethical and Legal Discussions for the Health Professional $1,350.00 Fall 2019

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Mary Ellen Pichiarello

Preparing for Success: Minds, Hearts, and Classrooms $1,500.00 11/01/19
2019-2019 Ann Pang White - Asia Club Diwali/Navratri $800.00 Fall 2019
2018-2019 Ann Pang White - Asia Club Holi Festival '20 $1,300.00 Spring 2020
2018-2019 Ana Ugarte Se Habla Espanol Dance Nights $900.00 Fall & Spring 19-20
2018-2019 Jose Sanchez Festival of Nations '20 $2,000.00 May 2020
2018-2019 Teresa Grettano On Her Shoulders Film Screening and Discussion $2,090.00 Spring 2020
2018-2019 Jennifer Pennington Royals Respect Preventing Sexual Misconduct $2,200.00


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