Seeking emotional support in the aftermath of sexual violence is very important for recovery. Pitt’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education coordinator, Michele Welker, offers specialized counseling services designed to assist students who have experienced;
- sexual assault,
- dating violence,
- domestic violence,
- harassment and,
Students may request trauma support counseling by calling the counseling center at 412-648-7930 (8:30 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday) to request an appointment. After hours, (after 5 PM or on weekends) students may call the on-call service at 412-648-7856 to speak with a professional counselor. The SHARE Office is located in the Wellness Center on the second floor of Nordenberg Hall, 119 University Placee.
Pitt’s Student Health Service provides ongoing confidential medical treatment for any physical problems related to an assault. Student Health Service can assess for;
- pregnancy risk,
- test and treat for sexually transmitted diseases and,
- assess, treat, and/or offer/give referrals for physical injuries.
(Please note: Forensic medical exams are unavailable at student health. These exams are completed in Emergency Departments at Magee Women’s Hospital or UPMC Mercy. Pregnancy testing is $5 for urine test; $10 for blood test. STD panel can either be billed to insurance or has an out-of-pocket cost of $52. HIV testing is confidential, not anonymous and screening is the Rapid test, same-day results, screening occurs on Tuesdays and is free of charge.)
Medical doctors at Student Health routinely assess for signs of Interpersonal Dating Violence and can provide medical support and referrals for emotional support. Student Health Service is located in the Wellness Center on the second floor of Nordenberg Hall , 119 University Place, 412-383-1800.
Title IX protects all members of the University community: students, staff and faculty from sexual or gender based misconduct, including discrimination, harassment, and assault.
If you are dealing with sexual harassment or misconduct, here’s how we can help:
- Resources: If you need information on counseling, health, or related services, our staff can provide warm referrals to both on- and off-campus providers.
- Interim Measures: If you need a change in your housing assignment, a No-Contact Order with another Pitt affiliate, or other accommodations related to your Title IX concern, we an assist with those processes.
- Reporting: If you want to file a formal complaint with the University or the Pitt Police, our office can walk you through the options available and provide contacts with appropriate offices.
In addition to these services, the Title IX Office provides training and education on consent, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention, and reporting responsibilities, along with a variety of specialized trainings.
Several options are available for you to pursue if you want to report sexual violence:
- You may file a criminal complaint by contacting the Pitt Police (412-624-2121) or City of Pittsburgh Police (911).
- You may file an anonymous complaint on the University of Pittsburgh Police Department Web site. However, this option greatly limits the University’s ability to respond to and investigate the report.