Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Student Signs Bystander Pledge

“The results from the AAU Campus Climate Survey were really sobering.  While the data suggested that there was a lot of great prevention work being done, it wasn’t changing behavior quickly enough. It’s become very clear that we need to expand on those efforts.” - Katie Pope, Associate Vice Chancellor of Civil Rights and Title IX

In January of 2020 the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Office opened within the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This is Pitt’s first office solely dedicated to preventing all forms of sexual misconduct on campus.  The Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Office works to promote ongoing dialogues with faculty, staff and students around issues of consent, bystander intervention, harassment and healthy relationships with the goal of eradicating sexual misconduct on Pitt’s campus.  We encourage all members of campus to be involved with these initiatives.  

A Message from the Chancellor: Advancing Our Community-Driven Response to Preventing Sexual Misconduct