"Our University is committed to actively fostering a culture that prevents sexual violence and protects the safety of our students, staff, and faculty.” — Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, February 2015
Recently, Chancellor Gallagher spoke out against sexual misconduct at the SouthWest PA Says More Father's Day Event.
Title IX protects all members of the University community: students, staff and faculty from sexual or gender based misconduct, including discrimination, harassment, and assault.
If you are dealing with sexual harassment or misconduct, here's how we can help:
- Resources: If you need information on counseling, health, or related services, our staff can provide warm referrals to both on- and off-campus providers.
- Interim Measures: If you need a change in your housing assignment, a No-Contact Order with another Pitt affiliate, or other accommodations related to your Title IX concern, we an assist with those processes.
- Reporting: If you want to file a formal complaint with the University or the Pitt Police, our office can walk you through the options available and provide contacts with appropriate offices.
In addition to these services, the Title IX Office provides training and education on consent, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention, and reporting responsibilities, along with a variety of specialized trainings. Please visit the Education & Training page of this site for more information.
University of Pittsburgh's Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure (06-05-01) underscores the University’s commitment to an environment free of sexual misconduct.
Among the key points:
This is an umbrella policy covering both educational and work environment.
As a responsible employee, you must report to Title IX office. The responsible employee role is an opportunity to strengthen the trust students put in faculty and staff.
Reporting to the Title IX Office does not mean the victim no longer controls the process.
The Title IX office will investigate all gender based claims, in collaboration with the department.
Training will be required every 4 years.
Title IX will continue to provide education to faculty, staff, and students on the responsible employee role and the options available to anyone reporting to the Title IX office.
Please visit the Policies & Procedures for more information.