The issue of sexual violence and misconduct on college campuses has been the subject of national dialogue in recent months, and we have been working hard to address the issue here at Pitt. Our ongoing mission is to maintain a campus environment that prioritizes the safety and well-being of all students. Sexual violence and misconduct have no place here.
This past spring, Pitt voluntarily participated in a national survey of student attitudes and experiences regarding sexual violence and harassment. The survey, called the Campus Climate Survey, was conducted by the Association of American Universities (AAU), and we were one of 27 member institutions that participated. We chose to participate because it is another tool to identify those areas in which we can and should do better.
In an ongoing effort to address the survey results, the University will engage with our community, through public forums, to discuss the report, its findings, and strategies for improvement.