The issue of sexual violence and misconduct on college campuses has been the subject of national dialogue in recent years, 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.
In the spring of 2019, Pitt voluntarily participated in the second Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct. The survey, which included both graduate and undergraduate student experiences, was designed and conducted by Westat, a leading social science research firm.
The survey had three goals:
- Identify student perceptions of the climate around sexual assault and misconduct.
- Assess student knowledge and evaluation of college resources and procedures around sexual misconduct.
- Determine prevalence of different forms of sexual misconduct among college students.
The results make it clear: There is much more work to be done. Pitt is committed to eradicating sexual misconduct and assault and bringing every member of the community together to help realize a campus that is safe and welcoming for everyone.