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The Office of Equity & Diversity

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 is committed to providing an educational, residential, and working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Members of the University community, applicants for employment or admissions, guests and visitors have the right to be free from harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable 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.

Anyone who has questions about the University’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy, or the University’s Non-Discrimination or Anti-Harassment Policy, or wishes to report a possible violation of one of the policy should contact:

Elizabeth M. Garcia
Title IX Coordinator
The Office of Equity and Diversity
Institute of Molecular Biology & Medicine, Rm 311
elizabeth.garcia2@scranton.edu
(570) 941-6645
https://www.scranton.edu/equity-diversity/

Reporting an Incident

The University provides individuals the ability to anonymously report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, or discrimination, harassment or bias incidents based on protected classes pursuant to the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, and the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy.
  • 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 Title IX Coordinator/Executive Director of 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 Title IX Coordinator's ability to respond per policies.

Issues Handled by the Office of Equity and Diversity

 

Link to information regarding sexual misconduct Link to information regarding non-discrimination
Link to accommodations for disability, religion and pregnancy Link to equity, diversity and inclusion efforts and programming

 

University of Scranton 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, Suite 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, Suite 315
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone: (570) 941-6645
E-mail: christine.black@scranton.edu
Web: www.scranton.edu/diversity

Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Students
Lauren Rivera, JD, M.Ed.

Asst Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Students
The University of Scranton

The Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center, Suite 201
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone: (570) 941-7680 
E-mail: lauren.rivera@scranton.edu
Web: www.scranton.edu/dos

Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Employees
Patricia L. Tetreault, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Vice President for Human Resources
The University of Scranton

St. Thomas Hall, Suite 100
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone: (570) 941-6645
E-mail: patricia.tetreault@scranton.edu
Web: www.scranton.edu/hr