“demanding that diversity be a priority as we build an inclusive community and campus culture”
This is a Catholic (Jesuit) university. They clearly see social justice as part of their faith.
From the school site:
The University Strives to Frame its Mission, Strategy and Policies Within the Body of Catholic Social Teaching
After more than a year of research, discussion and discernment, The University of Scranton has released its new campus-wide plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The plan provides a foundational framework and specifies concrete actions for the University community to address diversity and inclusion on campus.
Rev. Joseph R. Marina, S.J., University president, announced the plan at Scranton’s Convocation on April 5.
The new plan, developed to support directly the Strategic Plan, will guide the University as it seeks to reflect and understand “. . . the diversity of the world by demanding that diversity be a priority as we build an inclusive community and campus culture, and develop and deliver our education and shape our student experience.”
According to the DEI Plan, “The University strives to frame its mission, strategy and policies within the body of Catholic Social Teaching, that deep and profound collection of teachings that calls us to recognize the dignity of each and every human person, to work together in building a truly just society, and to live lives of faith, hope and love. In doing so, the University participates in the life and mission of the Church for the purpose of having an authentic impact on all those it serves and who comprise its community.”
The plan recognizes diversity, equity and inclusion as integral to the Catholic and Jesuit mission of the University.
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