Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity Statement—The University of Pittsburgh: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion is a fundamental value of the University of Pittsburgh and is critical to achieving our mission as a public research university. Fostering an inclusive and diverse community is vital as we aim for excellence in teaching and discovery.

Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development

The Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development was created to offer University of Pittsburgh faculty the opportunity to increase awareness about diversity and develop skills needed to teach in a diverse, multicultural environment.

Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum

The Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum formally recognizes the efforts of faculty to integrate diversity and inclusion into their courses and curriculum.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion throughout its five campuses—in classrooms, offices, residence halls, laboratories, and every other place where people work, research, and learn. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) provides leadership, partnership, support and resources for many diversity initiatives here at Pitt. 

Latinx Initiative

Over the course of the next three to five years, Provost Cudd has committed to supporting a Latinx cluster-hiring initiative so that Pitt can significantly increase the number of faculty focused on Latinx issues throughout the various departments and schools of the University.