Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Embracing Diversity, Celebrating the Whole Person

Our diversity, equity and inclusion work is comprehensive and integrated with academic and co-curricular aspects. Saint Joseph’s students are encouraged and trained to cultivate a growth mindset and to think about diversity issues beyond the usual aspects of race, ethnicity, social class, gender and sexuality.

We want our students to have an enhanced appreciation of why intercultural competence matters and how to apply learned skills to everyday interactions while on campus and beyond into their chosen professions.

DEI Strategic Innovation Fund

Funds research, development and execution of SJU’s strategic priorities associated with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

  • Permits research, development and execution of the University's strategic priorities associated with diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Supports the:
    • Annual Diversity and Inclusion Lecture Series
    • Annual Faculty Signature Lecture Series
    • Annual Day of Dialogue Program
    • DEI Faculty Scholars Program
    • Faculty Innovation Teaching
    • Grants program to advance diverse and culturally relevant pedagogy

Reese Blair ’98 will match all gifts 1:1 up to $5,000 to ensure we hit our goal!

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Ready to Launch Funding Initiative

The Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) is fundraising to establish a new program called Ready to Launch in Fall 2021.

The Ready to Launch Program is designed to be a culminating and complementary programming experience for juniors and seniors with diverse identities. The program prepares SJU students for internships, practicum and full time employment by providing career development skills for preparing, planning and navigating life after college.

The goal of this program is to:

  • Assist diverse SJU students with understanding their strengths and leveraging their diversity to build navigational capital toward career planning, networking and support toward successful alumni engagement.

Program activities will consist of:

  • Presentations on developing and growing executive presence
  • Vocational discernment and career trajectory planning
  • Considerations of internship, fellowship and graduate school opportunities, etc.

Ready to Launch builds on the successful mentorship model of our Running Start Program for diverse first-year students to begin their college career at SJU with a peer upperclass student mentor and targeted programming and guidance from the professional staff at the Center for Inclusion and Diversity.

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stephen-bradley

Steven Bradley '20

Communication and Media Studies Major

Starting from being in Running Start, the CID provided me the resources I needed immediately in order to achieve the goals I had in mind for myself.

It provided confidence that I would be capable of achieving what was necessary to make these four years the best investment possible for me to succeed before transitioning into the real world ahead of me. It gave me a community of people that I’ve grown to appreciate having met throughout my time of being here."

Meet our ambassadors

Jim Davock ’14 has generated 1 gifts, totaling $200.00
Jennifer Harmon ’03 has generated 0 gifts, totaling $0
Christina Mallon ’10 has generated 0 gifts, totaling $0
Christian O’Brien ’13 has generated 4 gifts, totaling $100.00
Kristin Prinn ’04 has generated 0 gifts, totaling $0
Ange Rocco ’15 has generated 0 gifts, totaling $0
Liana Taylor ’14 has generated 0 gifts, totaling $0

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