Promoting a Welcoming and Respectful Campus Community
The University is committed to ensuring that all members of the LGBTQIA+ community feel safe, respected, and valued on campus. All students and staff and faculty members are encouraged to be familiar with University and community resources. If you have questions about supporting a community member or if you would like additional information regarding resources or training, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 412-648-7860 or visit the Student Affairs LGBTQIA+ Resources Web page.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other University staff periodically provide statements about community issues that may impact the LGBTQIA+ community.
Gender Transition Guidelines
Pitt has created gender transition guidelines to help foster an understanding of transgender issues in the workplace and guidance on how to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for individuals transitioning at the University.
GSWS Gender Inclusive Guidelines
Learn about Gender Inclusive Guidelines as outlined by Pitt's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program.
Non Discrimination Policy
A diverse and inclusive environment is critical to advancing our mission. University policy strictly prohibits discrimination, including discrimination based on someone's sexual orientation, gender or gender identity.
LGBTQIA+ Faculty and Staff Affinity Group
The mission of the LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group at the University of Pittsburgh is to promote the professional and social development of LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty and advocate for the needs of our community. Learn more about affinity groups at Pitt and specifically Pitt Queer Professionals.
Preferred Name Initiative
The University is happy to accommodate the use of a student, staff or faculty member’s preferred name throughout certain University systems and on certain documents as permitted by law.
Resources in the Community
Many organizations in the Greater Pittsburgh area and beyond are dedicated to supporting members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Restrooms and Gender-Neutral Housing
Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to use restrooms that correspond to their gender identities, and gender inclusive housing is available for students who wish to live together regardless of sex, gender, gender identity, or expression.
Training, Education, and Advocacy Groups
Learn about the various LGBTQIA+ training, education, and advocacy groups at Pitt.
University Support Resources and Information
Pitt has many resources aimed at supporting the needs of members of the LGBTQIA+ community.