Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion strives to advance Pitt’s efforts to embed diversity as a transformational force in academic excellence and professional growth through education, the celebration of diversity, and the fair and objective response to complaints and issues.

Vision Statement

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion aspires to help create and sustain a university-wide culture that appreciates the reality that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to the University’s mission and continued excellence.  Through strategic initiatives and partnerships, policy development and stewardship, innovation, education, and complaint resolution, ODI will shape Pitt’s future to one where all community members can fully realize their potential.

Strategic Plan

Diversity and Inclusion are key values and goals for Pitt.  In the University's Strategic Plan—The Plan for Pitt: Making a Difference Together, Academic Years 2016-2020, Pitt established "Embrace Diversity and Inclusion" as one of its five stand alone strategic goals. It also embeds the values of diversity and inclusion into several other goals. Read The Plan For Pitt (PDF).