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As we move forward into a new decade, The University of Scranton embraces five bold, transformational strategic goals. Grounded in our mission, this new Strategic Plan will guide our University community as we navigate changes, challenges, and opportunities for the coming five years, though we believe its impact will be felt well beyond.

Although the ways we provide a transformational University of Scranton education may change, our mission remains constant, and our strategic goals and objectives grow directly from this centuries-old foundation. No doubt, the Strategic Plan is lofty in its aspirations, and we launch it in a time of unprecedented change for higher education. But we know that together we will achieve concrete outcomes that will positively impact the lives of our students, our campus community, and our broader Scranton family.

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., the University’s 24th and 27th President

Click to view a special video message from the late Fr. Pilarz:

Our Strategic Plan Goals

The Humanities as a Foundation for Transformation

Ensure that the Scranton student experience is transformational, integrated and grounded in the humanities as a pathway to understanding the human experience in its many dimensions.

Faith, Passion and Purpose – The Student’s Journey

Engage students as individuals through personal attention that helps them explore their faith, discern their purpose and pursue their passion, as they work to create a more just and sustainable world.

Advancing the University Through Innovation

Advance the University into the future by challenging ourselves to educate and support an ever-changing, diverse landscape of students in ways that are affordable, relevant and innovative.

Diversity & Inclusion – A Welcoming and Supportive Community

Reflect and understand the diversity of the world by demanding that diversity be a priority as we build an inclusive community and campus culture, develop and deliver our education and shape our student experience.

Growing Partnerships in Our Mission

Invite and inspire our alumni, parents, friends and community to be partners in the mission of the University.

Explore Our Plan

  • The Planning Process

    Our Strategic Plan has its foundations in University-wide assessment and discernment. Click above to learn more about the strategic planning process.

    View the Plan

    As we move forward into a new decade, The University of Scranton embraces five strategic goals. Click above to read more about these goals and supporting objectives.

    Progress and Impact

    Like our planning process, the University’s approach to implementing the Strategic Plan and monitoring progress and impact will be highly collaborative. Click above to learn more about these activities, and our achievements.