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Center for Diversity and Social Justice and International Student Services


Supporting and nurturing the whole person

Two SU students talking in The Center for Diverity and Social JusticeWhether you are a new student or already part of the Susquehanna family, you will find a home away from home at the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ). Think of us as a resource to help you become a more fulfilled “you.”

CDSJ supports the university’s mission by celebrating the differences and recognizing the similarities among all members of our campus community. It offers a welcoming climate that fosters cultural growth and personal development for under-represented students, transition services for international students, and meaningful connections for all students who value diversity and social justice.

Our signature services and events are designed to promote leadership, community and support. They include:

  • Scholar mentors – to help new students adjust to life at Susquehanna
  • International student services – to create a smooth transition to a different culture and lifestyle
  • The Carl Hitchner Fellowship – to give juniors and seniors a voice in matters of diversity and social justice
  • Theresa Palmer Society – to celebrate and support women of diverse backgrounds
  • Haven – to provide peer support for LGBTQ students
  • Events – to celebrate past leaders like Martin Luther King and to bring fresh new thinking to campus to address issues of diversity, equality and social justice.

For more information about our work, contact Dena Salerno or Armenta Hinton, Ph.D.

MLK Winter Convocation 2013 Video

President L. Jay Lemons offers introductory remarks to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., and 2013 Winter Convocation speakers James Stowe and the Rev. C.T. Vivian discuss the legacy of King's civil rights efforts for the newest generation.

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