Community Messages

June 26, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh community has been deeply impacted by the tragic shooting death of Antwon Rose Jr.

We have been made aware of racial and offensive social media posts in response to the demonstrations following Antwon's death. These posts run directly contrary to our mission and our core values.

We take this matter very seriously. And while we will take appropriate responsive action, we cannot comment on personnel matters — including discipline — for any of our community members.

The University of Pittsburgh strives to create an open and inclusive environment where everyone is respected. The events in our world around us, and within our community, compel us to continue working together to realize this vision.


Pamela W. Connelly
Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion


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