If you have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, and you wish to speak to someone for resources and support, below are some resources that may be available to you depending on your University affiliation or geographical location. Some services are also designed to provide extra support for underrepresented populations and/or specific bias incidents.
*Note: Resource Provides Confidential Services
If you have questions regarding Campus and Community Resources, please contact the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX for additional information.
Life Solutions* (All Employees, All Campus)
Life Solutions; 1-866-647-3432 (toll-free; 24-hours)
Life Solutions provides a broad range of services to assist faculty, staff, and their household members to balance work and the stress of daily life. The services are proved at no cost to you. Life Solutions services include: Personalized Work Life Referrals; Online Work Life Resources; Crisis 24/7 Contact Information; Counseling and Coaching Services; and Disability and Family Medical Leave Outreach.
Counseling Centers* (All Students, By Campus)
Individual counseling provides an opportunity for you to meet individually with a mental health professional (psychologist, social worker, licensed professional counselor, advanced-level graduate trainee in psychology or social work) to explore a variety of concerns or difficulties.
412-648-7930; After Hours: 412-648-7930 x1
814-368-3211; After Hours: 814-362-4623
724-836-9870; After Hours: 724-836-9865
814-269-7119; After Hours: 814-269-7233
814-362-5272; After Hours: 814-362-4623
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape* (PAAR)
PAAR provides comprehensive supportive services including counseling, advocacy, assistance in obtaining a Sexual Violence Protection Order, and a 24/7 free confidential hotline to victims of sexual assaults. PAAR is located at 81 South 19th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203; phone 412-431-5665.
PAAR provides confidential walk-in hours at Pitt each month. Hours and locations are posted online.
Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education (SHARE)
SHARE offers resources to help all members of the University community report, cope with, and prevent incidents of sexual misconduct or assault. SHARE provides drop-in services, outreach presentations, connections to student organizations supporting survivors of relationship and sexual violence.
Walking Escort Pilot Program
The Walking Escort Pilot Program provides walking escorts (Allied Universal Security officers) for students leaving Hillman library between the hours of 10pm and 6am. Students must show a Pitt ID. An escort is available to the following residence halls: Amos Hall, Bouquet Gardens, Brackenridge Hall, Bruce Hall, Central Oakland Apartments, Forbes Hall, Forbes-Craig Apartments, Holland Hall, Litchfield Towers, Lothrop Hall, McCormick Hall, Nordenberg Hall, Oakwood Apartments, Ruskin Hall, and the Wyndham Hotel. Students living on upper campus will be escorted to a shuttle stop.
Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh*
The Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh provides supportive services including counseling, advocacy, assistance in obtaining a Protection from Abuse Order (PFA), Sexual Violence Protection Order or Protection from Intimidation Order and a 24/7 free confidential hotline. Contact them at 412-687-8005.
Resolve Crisis Services*
Resolve Crisis Services is a 24-hour, 365-day crisis service that can be used by all residents of Allegheny County. Resolve provides: Crisis counseling and support, referrals, and intervention services for adults, teens, and their loved ones. Resolve 24-hour crisis help line:1-888-7-YOU-CAN (796-8226)