Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The Office for Equity, Diversity, & 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 concerns.

Vision Statement

The Office for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion aspires to help create and sustain a university-wide culture that understands 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, OEDI will shape Pitt’s future to one where all community members can fully realize their potential.

Annual Report

Every year, diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the University’s ability to achieve its mission.  The annual report provides an opportunity to examine the efforts of OEDI over this past year.  Read the OEDI Annual Report (PDF).

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).