There are many ways for students to get involved with Prevention at Pitt.
Sign up to get meeting invitations and event updates/reminders. Both our prevention programming committee and donuts and discussion forum are great ways to share your ideas, ask questions, and bring concerns to the table.
Prevention Programming Committee
This committee is open to anyone on campus, student, faculty, or staff, who wants to be involved with prevention programming and education throughout the year, including larger month long programming like, “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” (April) as well as stand-alone events. This is an ongoing group and your participation can be based on your capacity from event to event. There will be leadership opportunities in various sub-committees and plenty of volunteer opportunities for lower-capacity times. This committee will take the place of all other specific sexual violence prevention program committees. To join this committee, please fill out this brief form.
Prevention at Pitt: Donuts and Discussion
This is a monthly program, hosted in the OEDI Office on the 31st floor of the Cathedral, to allow for brief topic-specific discussions on specific prevention initiatives as well as open dialogue for feedback, ideas, and concerns. This will allow us to ensure that we are continuously seeking feedback from our partners across campus on the impact and effectiveness of our efforts, as well as identifying new areas of partnership or opportunities for programming. We also want this space to be a community building space for everyone on campus who is engaged in this work. We will bring coffee and donuts/bagels to each meeting. This is an open event, but if you want a formal invitation via Outlook, please fill out this brief form.
Upcoming “Donuts & Discussion” dates for the fall semester are:
Oct. 25, 2023, 10 to 11 a.m.
Topic: Healthy Relationships
Nov. 15, 2023, 10 to 11 a.m.
Topic: Title IX Policy Overview
Dec. 8, 2023, 10 to 11 a.m.
Topic: Recap Fall and Plan for Spring & Beyond
Our Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Survivor Support SEED grant team is looking to develop a team of prevention fellows.
Prevention fellows will provide guidance and feedback on all areas and programming funded by the SEED grant (prevention, research, and survivor support initiatives). Fellows will attend a 90-minute meeting each month and will be compensated $75 for each meeting they attend. We have opened the application with a submission deadline of 5 p.m. Oct. 5.
Mini Grants Available
The Prevention Office, with support from a SEED 2.0 grant, welcomes proposals from student organizations, staff, and Pitt Communities for the implementation of efforts to increase prevention initiatives on campus and broaden support for survivors of sexual violence. To learn more or to apply, please visit the Mini-Grants page.