Prevention Initiatives

Student Signs Bystander Pledge“The results from the AAU Campus Climate Survey were really sobering.  While the data suggested that there was a lot of great prevention work being done, it wasn’t changing behavior quickly enough. It’s become very clear that we need to expand on those efforts.” - Katie Pope, Associate Vice Chancellor of Civil Rights and Title IX

In January of 2020 the Title IX Office opened Pitt’s first office solely dedicated to preventing all forms of sexual misconduct on campus.  The new prevention office works to promote ongoing conversations with faculty, staff and students around issues of consent, bystander intervention, harassment and healthy relationships with the goal of eradicating sexual misconduct.  We encourage all members of campus to be involved with these initiatives.    

A Message from the Chancellor: Advancing Our Community-Driven Response to Preventing Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is about raising awareness and preventing all forms of sexual misconduct.  During the month of April, Pitt turns teal to send a message that our community takes a stand against sexual violence.

Survivor's Support Network

The Survivor’s Support Network is a community of trained and caring leaders who are knowledgeable about campus and community resources and are committed to supporting survivors.

Pitt Supports Survivors

Read messages of support from community members all over campus to survivors of sexual misconduct. 

Photo Gallery

Review images from various prevention intiatives on Pitt's campus

Prevention in the News

Review prevention initiaves that are making headlines and getting attention