Office of Diversity and Inclusion/Title IX

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion/Title IX is responsible for programming and events for the campus community. Their goal is to promote 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.

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.

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

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Location: Lourdes Hall, second floor (18S)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5499
Send Protective Orders via Fax to: 860.371.3300


Campus Talks

What Were You Wearing?

USJ values the experience of survivors of sexual assault. This April, in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Office of the Title IX Coordinator has recreated a virtual exhibit of the WWYW campaign. This campaign aims to end the persistent myth that assault is caused or influenced by what a survivor’s clothes.
To learn more about our Counseling & Wellness Center here.

Exploring Marriage Rights Across Faith Traditions Among Women of Faith

Watch the virtual event that discusses the three Abrahamic religion’s views of women in marriage and divorce and the rights in between

Mistaken at Work

Watch our past from 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 the Office of Diversity and Inclusion/Title IX and Human Resources

The Diversity of Inclusion Office and Human Resources is 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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