The Office of Residence Life at the University of Pittsburgh is professionally and personally committed to endorsing the rich diversity of people who live and work within our residence halls. It is our aim to maintain a friendly environment that embodies our ideals of cooperation and mutual respect. This involves protecting each other’s rights of respectful expression while condemning hateful or victimizing acts.
We will not tolerate any form of behavior pertaining to racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, bigotry, harassment, intimidation, threats, or abuse, whether verbal or written, physical or psychological, direct or implied. We will not accept ignorance, humor, or substance use as an excuse for oppressive behavior. We will be deliberate in educating our staff and students to respond proactively to such behavior. All students have the right to be free from harassment and discrimination, based upon but not limited to, factors such as sexual orientation, color, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, handicap, marital status, age, or veteran status. Individuals and groups can be targets of harassment, and it can occur via telephone, mail, e-mail, or face-to-face.
The University of Pittsburgh values every member of the Pitt community, striving to fully include all students in on-campus housing. Gender Inclusive Housing allows students to live with whomever they choose regardless of gender, sex, gender identity, or expression. Available in select buildings for first-year and upper-class students, Gender Inclusive Housing options are in accordance with University housing processes. For more information about Gender Inclusive Housing for first-year and upper-class students, visit this link.
Gender and Sexuality LLC: In partnership with the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) Program, this LLC provides students with gender neutral housing as well as the opportunity to participate in both programming and a one-credit course on LGBTQIA+ communities. Students in this community will share a floor section and bathroom with students of all gender-identities and have a resident assistant (RA) who is focused on supporting an inclusive community.
If you are having a problem with a roommate or another student on your floor, notify your Resident Assistant. If the problem does not go away or escalates, immediately notify your Resident Director, the Division of Student Affairs (412-648-1006), the Director of Residence Life (412-648-1200) or the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (412) 648-7860.