Office of Diversity and Inclusion/Title IX

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Location: Lourdes Hall, second floor (18S)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5499

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion/Title IX is responsible for programming and educational events for the campus community with the goal of promoting respect, consent and inclusivity. This office also responds to complaints of discrimination. If you have a concern, please contact Rayna White, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion/Title IX. The office collaborates across the University to ensure inclusive programming, and a welcoming environment for students, faculty and staff. The safety and well-being of faculty, staff, and students is paramount to our mission and Core Values.

For any incident requiring an immediate response, contact public safety at 860.231.5222 or the police at 911.


Campus Talks

Mistaken at Work – November 2020

Mistaken at Work is based on Attorney Bryan Stevenson’s, the author of this year’s common read Just Mercy, own experience with being mistaken for a criminal defendant. USJ held a virtual panel of African-American Professionals discussing their own experiences’ with being mistaken at work. This poignant and candid program explored the implicit and overt bias behind these acts, provide insight and education to the current and future workforce.


Reporting Directly to Diversity and Inclusion and Human Resources

The Diversity of Inclusion Office and Human Resources are responsible for overseeing the response to complaints of discrimination, harassment and other prohibited acts as deemed by law and university policy.

Reports should be made to: Report a Concern

Diversity and Inclusion Director: Rayna White
860.231.5499 or [email protected]

Human Resource Director: Deborah Spencer
860.231.5390 or [email protected]

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