Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Making our campus a safe and inclusive space is paramount to our Jesuit mission and tradition. The Office of Equity and Diversity provides resources, support and training for all faculty staff and students to promote three basic principles of a safe and welcoming campus:  Equity - Diversity -Inclusivity.

Please explore our website to discover what we offer and feel free to contact our office with your questions and feedback!

  • Non-Discrimination Statement for Printed Materialsplus or minus

    Demonstrating our commitment to an open, inclusive learning and working environment is important to us. Please include our statement of non-discrimination on all printed materials recruiting new faculty, staff and students, prospective students and their families, as well as class syllabi.

    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.


  • Resources for Facultyplus or minus

    The Office of Equity and Diversity offers a wide array of resources for faculty.

    Visit the OED Faculty Resources page for information on:

    • Important language to include on your syllabus for students
    • Your role as a required reporter
    • Video workshops on implementing inclusive pedagogy in partnership with colleagues
    • Toolkit for Inclusionary Recruitment and Hiring
    • Web resources for incorporating diversity and inclusion in the classroom environment
  • Trainingplus or minus

    OED provides multiple training opportunities for faculty, staff and students, both in person (when campus is open), and online.Visit the OED Training webpage to view available topics.

    We are pleased to offer the SafeColleges online training library for you to access anytime.

  • Recruiting the BEST Talent for Your Departmentplus or minus

    The University of Scranton recognizes that its faculty and staff are fundamental to its success, and therefore, it is committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. It embraces an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. The University of Scranton is an EEO Educator and Employer

    Toolkit for Inclusionary Recruitment and Hiring

    The search process requires intentionality. The purpose of this Tool Kit is to assist search committees and hiring managers to expand and diversify the candidate pool in the hiring process. It contains resources to help guide and support recruitment and hiring more diverse employees. This Tool Kit is intended to provide interested search committees and hiring managers with information only. It in no way replaces the Recruitment, Selection and Record Keeping Requirements for Faculty Search Committees, Hiring Managers and Department Chairs document on the Provost’s website or the Electronic On-Line process in Human Resources.
  • Diversity Initiatives Grants Available for Programmingplus or minus

    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.
    To get more information, view previous projects and to apply for a grant, please visit our website: https://www.scranton.edu/equity-diversity/diversity-initiative.shtml.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Recorded Programs for Faculty and Staffplus or minus

    OED is delighted to feature special presentations that educate, enlighten and promote diverse and inclusive thinking and practices on our campus.

    Employees are invited to access these recorded events and send questions and feedback to OED.

    Video Resources:

    • Finding and Forging Brave Spaces: The Theory and Practice of Co-creating Inclusive and Equitable Learning  Opportunities through Pedagogical Partnership -  On Friday, May 8th, Dr. Alison Cook-Sather offered an in depth look at developing and implementing best practices for inclusive pedagogy. Her four part workshop included introducing the idea of pedagogical partnership, exploring the experience of others practicing these partnerships, sharing the current inclusive work and experience of the attendees; and  applying strategies to implement the practice of pedagogical partnerships.
    • Racial Diversity: On Friday, February 21st, Dr. Tiffany Bordonada offered a workshop on Racial Diversity. Dr. Bordonada is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services and co-director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program. Dr. Bordonada will expand on the importance of a productive and equal learning environment for all. She spoke about teaching strategies and reflective student assignments that celebrate diversity and increase racial awareness.
    • All About Gender: On Thursday, February 27th, Dr. Paul Datti will presented  All About Gender. Dr. Datti is an associate professor at the University of Scranton where he directs the Counseling and Human Services program. Dr. Datti discussed the terms related to gender identity, reducing sexism and cisgenderism, adopting inclusive language and actions, and reducing bias and avoiding misgendering.
    • Veteran Students: On Friday, May 1st, Dr. Mary Troy presented a workshop discussing Veteran student and issues related to their experience in higher education. Dr. Troy is an assistant professor in the Counseling and Human Services department. Her presentation highlighted veteran student challenges in starting and finishing college, and strategies for veteran student retention and success.
    • Intercultural Dialogue in a Diverse World: On Wednesday, April 22, Dr. Tiffany Bordonada presented part six of the faculty and staff Formula for Success: D+I + A Better U! diversity and inclusion lunch and learn series. In this recorded Zoom session, Dr. Bordonada discussed the purpose of intercultural communication, the challenges and benefits of engaging in dialogue across cultures, and strategies to enhance intercultural dialogue and celebrate diversity through communication.