The University of Scranton's Office of Community Relations seeks to connect the University and the Greater Scranton community. We invite area residents, community leaders, non-profit organizations and businesses to engage in the life of the University through campus events, special programs and collaboration. At the same time, we encourage University's students, faculty and staff, and to join in the many exciting activities taking place in the Scranton area.Economic & Community Impact
Living Wage Report 2019 Released
In 2016 The University of Scranton and The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development released The 2016 Living Wage Report which found that the federal minimum wage proved inadequate to enable families in NEPA to reach a living wage threshold where they can meet their “essential basic needs and live a modest but dignified life.” The 2019 update to the Living Wage Report sheds light on how conditions have changed, as families in NEPA continue to confront severe economic challenges and poverty. Read the full report here.