CORE Programs

GMercyU's CORE Programs is dedicated to providing resources and thought-provoking ideas about social justice in response to our country's current climate.

Hosted by the Office for Student Engagement, CORE is designed to create spaces for students to have meaningful conversations and provide learning opportunities about topics that really matter to you and GMercyU.

GMercyU's Core Values include:

  • Integrity in Word and Deed
  • Respect for the Dignity of Each Person
  • Service to Society
  • Social Justice in a Diverse World

Our Core Values include a special focus on the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy: Earth, Immigration, Anti-Racism, Non-Violence, Women.

We aren't afraid to talk about controversial subjects, and you shouldn't be either. All we ask if that you come with an open mind, ready to consider other points of view. We all have different lived experiences, so we need to consider that during dialogue.

heritage-awareness-calendar.jpgCORE Events

Go to GriffinEngage for information about upcoming events, and follow our Instagram page (@GMercyUCORE) for updates, resources, and information!

Anti-Racism in Action Website

CORE Programs and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion created this site to help facilitate learning and provide a non-comprehensive list of resources on understanding racial/cultural trauma.

It includes toolkits and trainings; Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) resources; coping strategies; outside therapists; and ally resources.

Visit the Anti-Racism in Action website.

#StopAsianHate Toolkit

In response to the alarming number of anti-Asian hate crimes since the start of the pandemic, CORE Programs created this toolkit to share the steps you can take towards advancing change and awareness.

Visit the Toolkit of Mercy: #StopAsianHate.



Alexandra Jabara Johnston, M.S. (She/Her/Hers)
Associate Director for Leadership Programs
215-646-7300 x 21458

Recommended Viewing

Watch this four-minute TED Talk on finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.