Responding to Sexual Misconduct

The University of Pittsburgh offers both University and community resources to students, staff, and faculty who have experienced sexual- or gender-based violence, harassment or discrimination, domestic violence, dating violence, harassment and/or stalking.

University Resources

Title IX Office

Contact the Title IX office: Katie Pope, Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights and Title IX at 412-648-7860 or email The office will discuss available options, resources, and interim measures. The Title IX Office is located on the 2nd Floor of Webster Hall, 4415 Fifth Avenue.

University Counseling Center, Undergraduate and Graduate Student Resource 

119 University Place
(412) 648-7930

Individual counseling provides an opportunity for you to meet individually with a mental health professional (psychologist, social worker, licensed professional counselor, advanced-level graduate trainee in psychology or social work) to explore a variety of problems, difficulties, or concerns. The Counseling Center offers mental health services to students.  The University also hosts the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education Coordinator (SHARE) program. Learn more about SHARE.

The UCC has walk in hours Monday-Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm.

Life Solutions, Faculty & Staff Resource

​LifeSolutions provides a broad range of services to assist faculty, staff, and their household members to balance work and the stress of daily life. The services are proved at no cost to you. LifeSolutions services include: Personalized WorkLife Referrals; Online WorkLife Resources; Crisis 24/7 Contact Information; Counseling and Coaching Services; and Disability and Family Medical Leave Outreach.

Walking Escort Pilot Program

The Walking Escort Pilot Program provides walking escorts (Allied Universal Security officers) for students leaving Hillman library between the hours of 10pm and 6am.  Students must show a Pitt ID.  An escort is available to the follow residence halls: Amos Hall, Bouqet Gardens, Brackeride Hall, Bruce Hall, Central Oakland Apartments, Forbes Hall, Forbes-Craig Apartments, Holland Hall, Litchfield Towers, Lothrop Hall, McCormick Hall, Nordenberg Hall, Oakwood Apartments, Ruskin Hall, and the Wyndham Hotel. Students living on upper campus will be escorted to a shuttle stop.  

Community Resources

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)

PAAR provides comprehensive supportive services including counseling, advocacy, assistance in obtaining a Sexual Violence Protection Order, and a 24/7 free confidential hotline to victims of sexual assaults. PAAR is located at 81 South 19th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203; phone 412-431-5665. 

Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

The Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh provides supportive services including counseling, advocacy, assistance in obtaining a Protection from Abuse Order (PFA), Sexual Violence Protection Order or Protection from Intimidation Order and a 24/7 free confidential hotline. Contact them at 412-687-8005. 

Resolve Crisis Services

Resolve Crisis Services is a 24-hour, 365-day crisis service that can be used by all residents of Allegheny County. 

Resolve provides: 

  • Crisis counseling and support.
  • Referrals.
  • Intervention services for adults, teens, and their loved ones.

Resolve 24-hour crisis help line:1-888-7-YOU-CAN (796-8226)