Much Expected

Staff Opportunities

There are many opportunities for personal development at the University, including educational, technical and general well-being.

Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

Full-time regular employees, employed on the first day of the semester, may take two courses free of tuition charges for each traditional semester timeframe, including intersession and summer session, through the College of Graduate and Continuing Education.  Tuition charges beyond two courses a semester are not paid under this policy.

Part-time employees working at least half time and employed on the first day of the semester are eligible for two courses during the academic year (1 September to 31 August). Review the Human Resources Tuition Remission page for further information. 

Job Skills and Technical Training

Classes to enhance computer skills and to provide training on the use of common University applications such as email, calendar, the myScranton portal and Banner are available through the Weinberg Memorial Library and IT Services.

Health and Wellness

Wellness Works for a Healthier You is a program for staff and faculty that encourages lifestyle choices promoting health and wellness. Employees can earn monetary incentives for participating in pillars of wellness.  For more information check the website at

The Byron Recreational Complex, a multi-million dollar recreational facility is available free of charge to all Staff members. The complex contains three full sized gymnasiums, a six lane pool, saunas, steam rooms, four racquetball courts and a dance aerobics room. The Royals Fitness Center is equipped with treadmills, cross-trainers, steppers, and Cybex weight training equipment, and more.

The Fitness Center is located on Mulberry Street in Pilarz Hall and was constucted in 2011. This 14,000 square foot facility is home to 44 pieces of cardio equipment, each equipped with individual cardio theatre, as well as 22 pieces of Cybex VR3 selectorized weight machines and a state of the art free weight area.  Proper attire, inlcuding full t-shirts and close toe shoes are required.

Sursum Corda Award

The Sursum Corda ("Lift Up Your Hearts") Award recognizes those members of the University's staff who have made outstanding contributions to the life and mission of the University. For more information about the award click here.

Download a nomination form for Sursum Corda Award.