OEDI Events

From Amateur to Advocate: An Accessibility Journey

Hear from colleagues from across the university who have undertaken an accessibility journey - from amateur to advocate. Learn why digital accessibility matters to them and how they’ve grown their own skills and knowledge.

The Right to Play

A panel of experts discuss the practice of banning transgender women from athletic competition.

Panel Participants:

  • Julie Beaulieu, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (Moderator)
  • Dr. Gabby Yearwood, Department of Anthropology
  • Dr. Liann Tsoukas, Department of History
  • Dr. Chase Mendenhall, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh


Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. 

Learn more about what's happening at Pitt to celebrate Juneteenth this year. 

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation at the University of Pittsburgh is a cultural event for the University to recognize and acknowledge the achievements and contributions of LGBTQIA+ students of all races and ethnicity. 

Learn more about Lavender Graduation at Pitt

A Conversation About Pitt’s Commitment to LGBTQIA+ Faculty, Staff, and Students

The University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus has just been awarded 5 out of 5 stars on the Campus Pride Index, a national ranking of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. On the heels of this recognition, the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) and Pitt Queer Professionals (PQP) hosted a town hall conversation for the Pitt community to discuss the progress the university has made to be more inclusive of LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, and students; and to discuss actions the university should undertake to be more affirming, welcoming, and supportive of LGBTQIA+  members of the Pitt community.

Juneteenth A Prelude to True Social Justice and Equity at Pitt

Equipoise—the Black Pitt faculty and staff community—hosted a panel of Black Pitt alumni, faculty, staff, and students for a virtual discussion of the history and significance of Juneteenth, the Black Pitt experience, and the actions needed to further achieve equity, justice, and liberation in our communities.