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.
Report an Incident
From filing a criminal complaint to reporting sexual assault anonymously, several options are available if you want to report sexual violence, harassment or discrimination.
We're Here to Help
The Title IX Office exists with the goal of creating a campus environment for all students, staff and faculty that is fair, inclusive and free from sexual or gender-based misconduct.
Letter from Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
"Our goal is—and always will be—to eradicate sexual assault and misconduct on campus and to ensure that everyone feels safe, respected and supported as members of our University community. There is simply no acceptable option—and no other vision for Pitt worth working toward."
News Release: Pitt Addresses AAU Campus Climate Survey Results
The University of Pittsburgh is one of 33 universities that participated in the voluntary Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey of undergraduate and graduate students on sexual assault and sexual misconduct. The Pitt results represent the input of 15% of its students across its five campuses.
Engaging Our Community
Learn more about upcoming events, training opportunities, what it means to be a Responsible Employee and how you can share your feedback and ideas.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Title IX? What happens when a student reports an incident? What education and training are provided? Get answers to these and other frequently asked questions.
2019 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 33 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 »