Watch Interim Provost Joseph McCarthy's introductory remarks for the reception to welcome new women faculty, featuring a lecture by Dr. Adriana Helbig, held Oct. 24, 2023.
The Provost's Advisory Committee on Women's Concerns (PACWC) was created by former Provost Rhoten Smith in March 1983 to investigate the situation of women at Pitt; identify areas in which the University could improve responsiveness to women's concerns; suggest alternative solutions for perceived problems; and represent women in all areas of the University, including teaching, research, administration, and support services.
PACWC seeks to ensure a productive educational and work environment for faculty, staff, and students, particularly in areas related to women's concerns. It focuses on general issues of campus climate and programs as they affect women and those who identify as women throughout the University. PACWC seeks to assist the Provost and the University community through its mandate.
The committee is broadly representative across campuses and includes faculty members, staff, administrators, and students. PACWC participates in interviews of candidates for senior academic administrator positions and co-sponsors, with the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program, an annual lecture and reception welcoming new women faculty to the University of Pittsburgh.
Read the PACWC Bylaws.
2023-2024 PACWC Meetings
- October 17, 2023
- December 5, 2023, noon-1 p.m.
- February 20, 2024, noon-1 p.m.
- April 2, 2024, noon-1 p.m.
The University of Pittsburgh offers a wide variety of resources, programs, and initiatives to support students, postdocs, faculty and staff who identify as women in areas such as caregiving, diversity, health and wellness, and mentoring, Relevant policies and guidelines, as well as additional information regarding programs and publications available via outside organizations and institutions, are also included.