Engaging Our Community

In the spring of 2019, Pitt voluntarily participated in the second Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct. To view Pitt's report, see the "Campus Climate Survey: Pitt Report & Tables" section of our main AAU survey page.

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.

Join in the Conversation

Creating a community free from sexual misconduct and assault requires the participation of each and every member. If you want to have a conversation about the data results and next steps for your group or organization, ask questions or share ideas and feedback, get in touch.

Dedicated Funding

The University is creating three dedicated funding streams to support grassroots solutions aimed at preventing sexual misconduct and promoting a positive culture change: Pitt Seed: Preventing Sexual Misconductresearch grants and student grants. Questions about funding for a project? Learn more and ask us.

Education and Training

Educating faculty, staff and students on identifying, preventing, responding to and reporting sexual misconduct is critical in order to prevent and to reduce the impact of sexual violence. To that end, the University provides many educational opportunities.

Responsible Employees

Generally, all Pitt employees are Responsible Employees unless their job requires professional confidentiality, as in the case of mental health counselors, physicians, nurses and clergy. A Responsible Employee is a University employee who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, or who a community member could reasonably believe has this duty. Learn more.

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." Read the full text of the chancellor's letter »