University of Scranton Athletics


Since 2014 the Athletics Department at the University of Scranton has partnered with the Institute to develop an updated strategic vision for creating a culture of excellence and integrity that is deeply rooted in Jesuit vision and values. As part of the project, the Institute conducted Intentional Culture Conversations with diverse stakeholder groups and gathered feedback from parents and alumni through an online survey. In addition, the Institute guided the creation of an updated mission statement, strategic plan, and organizational touchstone.

Building on that initial work, the Institute continues to be engaged in ongoing assessment, professional development and programming for coaches, staff, and student-athletes. Scranton is creating a Distinctly Jesuit Approach to athletics, one that integrates Catholic, Jesuit themes and values. Scranton’s mission-driven approach seeks to ensure that the athletic experience acts as a core driver of the University’s mission to provide “superior, transformational learning experiences,” and brings to life the University motto: Religio, Mores, & Cultura.

 Our goal at The University of Scranton is to provide our student-athletes with a distinctly Jesuit transformative experience. The work we have done around intentional culture with Matt Davidson and the Excellence with Integrity Institute has allowed us to create that environment. 

David L. Martin

Director of Athletics