Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

As a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning, The University of Scranton follows a motto every single day - “cura personalis”. 

This Latin phrase translates to "care for the entire person”,  and at The University of Scranton, we strive to show individual attention to students and to have respect for the uniqueness of each member of the University community.

In an increasingly interconnected world, you'll need a broad understanding of the people and cultures around you. A Scranton education will prepare you well, as you study on a campus committed to diversity, participate in service and study abroad, and develop a more open, inclusive perspective on all people.

Here are some of the important ideals we promise, along with the programs that are available to you as a student at Scranton. 

  • We provide a welcoming, caring, and understanding environment for all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
  • You have the ability to access resources throughout campus that include support services and connection opportunities with clubs and organizations in the campus community.
  • You can participate in service trips through Campus Ministries' both in the United States and abroad. These programs, open to all Scranton students regardless of their religious tradition, strive to teach students the challenges and issues that confront marginalized persons living in various locations in our country and around the world.
  • You can take part in The University of Scranton’s extensive Study Abroad program, regardless of major. To date, University of Scranton students have studied in 53 countries on every continent except Antarctica, as they not only explore a new country, but their own heritage.

For more information, visit The University of Scranton’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion page.

Creating a welcoming and supportive community is uniquely central to Scranton’s Catholic and Jesuit mission.

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., President of The University of Scranton