Pitt Addresses Sexual Assault and Harassment

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.

Letter from Chancellor Patrick Gallagher

"We joined the AAU in this effort because we believe that in order to effectively address the problem, it is vitally important to understand the nature and frequency of sexual harassment and violence on our campuses, as well as the attitudes about these issues. All of our students, staff, and faculty deserve to study and work free from the fear of sexual harassment and violence. It is our individual and collective responsibility to ensure that Pitt is a place that does not tolerate sexual assault or harassment." Read the full text of the chancellor's letter »

 

News Release: Pitt Committed to Providing a Safer Environment on Campus

While Pitt’s results in the Campus Climate Survey are in line with those of other institutions that participated, Chancellor Gallagher noted that “sexual harassment and violence have no place in our University, and I will not be satisfied until our incident rate is zero percent.” Read the news release »

 

Campus Climate Survey: Pitt Report & Tables

The University, as part of its ongoing efforts to combat sexual misconduct, has decided to release its Report and Tables. We are committed to using this survey as a tool to provide information that will be useful in developing and continuing to improve programs to address safety issues on campus. Download the Pitt Report »  Download the Pitt Tables »

 

Campus Climate Survey: AAU Aggregate Report

The Campus Climate Survey is a national survey of student attitudes and experiences regarding sexual violence and harassment, conducted by the Association of American Universities (AAU) across 27 member institutions that voluntarily participated in this important endeavor and survey. To view the full results and aggregate tables of all participating universities, please visit the AAU Web site »

For More Information

For media inquiries, please contact:

Susan Rogers
srogers@pitt.edu
412-624-7355

For help, contact the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education (SHARE) coordinator at 412-648-7930 (8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday) or 412-648-7856 (after 5 p.m. and on weekends), or contact:

Katie Pope
Title IX Coordinator
412-648-7861
500 Craig Hall
200 S. Craig St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
titleixcoordinator@pitt.edu