Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Resources

The University is proud of the thriving and evolving diversity of its community, and provides many diversity and inclusion related resources, some of which are listed here.  If you would like to suggest additions to this page, please contact ODI at 412-648-7860.


Affinity Groups

Pitt University Affinity Groups are groups of faculty and staff linked by a common purpose or interest. These groups play a vital role in ensuring an inclusive environment where all are valued, included, and empowered to succeed.  Learn more about Affinity Groups at Pitt.

Campus Organizations

The University of Pittsburgh has a variety of campus organizations, programs and committees for faculty, staff and students.  Learn more about the many diversity related organizations at the University, and get involved.

The Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

The Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program (DICP) is a program designed for Pitt Faculty and Staff members that focuses on the importance of diversity and inclusion. Learn more here.

Diversity Award

The University is proud to recognize units, departments, and programs that demonstrate the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion through initiatives, research, or other activities. These initiatives are critically important to enriching and strengthening our academic excellence and educational community.  

Diversity Supplier Program

The University is committed to fostering, and doing business with, a diverse supplier base.  Click here to learn more about how to do business with Pitt.

Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Advocacy Committee

The Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Advocacy Committee (EIADAC) identifies, reviews and monitors issues relating to equity, inclusion and respect for all members of the diverse University community. The Committee advocates for equity and inclusion in university practices, policies and programs. The Committee offers recommendations for maintaining, developing, and promoting anti-discriminatory policies and initiatives.  The Committee serves to hear about, investigate and make recommendations on practices and policies relating to eliminating inequity, exclusion and discrimination. The Committee establishes its own areas and topics of inquiry, and encourages communications from the university community, including students, on all matters of access, civil rights, and equal opportunity. Learn more here.

Faculty Resources

There are many resources available to faculty members who are interested in contributing to and enhancing diversity on campus.  

Individuals with Disabilities Resources

The skills, talents, and perspectives of individuals with disabilities are an important and valued part of the University's diversity. The University is committed to maintaining a welcoming, accommodating environment.

Interested in joining with faculty and staff whose goals are to improve the campus environment for individuals with disabilities? Please contact Lisa Garland at 412-648-7873 or e-mail for information about starting an Affinity Group.

Lactation Rooms on Campus

The University provides rooms throughout the Oakland campus in convenient locations to express breast milk for mothers who are a part of, or participating in, the Pitt community.  View a list of lactation rooms on campus.

LGBTQIA+ Resources

The University is committed to ensuring that all members of the LGBTQIA+ community feel safe, respected, and valued on our campus. Learn more about LGBTQIA+ resources.  

If you would like your voice to be heard please join us. We are in the process of starting our LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group.  Please contact Lisa Garland at 412-648-7873 or e-mail for more information.

Other University Resources

The advancement of diversity and inclusion is not accomplished by one office or group within an organization as complex and dynamic as the University.  Instead, diversity and inclusion are advanced through the commitment of many offices, groups and people throughout campus.  Learn about other University resources.

Policies, Procedures and Resources

The University's commitment to diversity and inclusion is formalized and reinforced through policies, procedures and other related resources which are critically important to enriching and strengthening our community.  Learn more.

Religious Resources

The University is committed to creating a campus where all members of the Pitt community feel free to express their religious beliefs. Learn more here.

Title IX

Sexual misconduct and gender-based discrimination, violence, and harassment have no place at the University.  Information about Pitt's Title IX Office and resources can be found here.


In honor of Veterans Day 2016, the University of Pittsburgh would like to thank all of our Veterans for their bravery and sacrifice for our country. We honor all who have served and who are serving and this is a time to remember and celebrate the brave men and women who have fought, and continue to fight, for our country.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video of some of Pitt’s Veteran leaders sharing their thoughts about service, the impact it had on their lives and the reasons why they love working with veteraWe are thankful for their service and value them as an important part of the Pitt community!  The video can be accessed by clicking here: “Saluting our Veterans”


Veterans enhance the diversity and excellence of our campus every day.  Pitt is proud that it has been named a "Military Friendly School," placing it in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide. Learn more about the University's resources for veterans. 

Are you a proud faculty or staff member who has served?  If so, Pitt thanks you, welcomes you! We are in the process of starting our Veteran's Affinity Group. Please contact Lisa Garland at 412-648-7873 or e-mail for more information.

2016-2017 Year of Diversity

The 2016-2017 academic year was designated the Year of Diversity by Provost Patricia Beeson.  The year was a resounding success. Hundreds of events, forums and lectures were held, which had the collective effect of focusing sustained attention on issues relating to the value of diversity.   Learn more about the year here.