Sexual Harassment Policy
The University of Pittsburgh is committed to the maintenance of a community free from all forms of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment violates University policy as well as federal, state and local laws. It is neither permitted nor condoned. The coverage of this policy extends to all faculty, researchers, staff, students, vendors, contractors and visitors to the University.
The University's educational mission is promoted by professional relationships between faculty members and students. Relationships of an intimate nature compromise the integrity of a faculty-student relationship whenever the faculty member has a professional responsibility for the student.
The University prohibits intimate relationships between a faculty member and a student whose academic work, teaching, or research is being supervised or evaluated by the faculty member. If an intimate relationship should exist or develop between a faculty member and a student, the University requires the faculty member to remove himself/herself from all supervisory, evaluative, and/or formal advisory roles with respect to the student. Failure to do so may subject the faculty member to disciplinary action.
Any student who believes he or she has been sexually harassed should contact the Associate Dean of Students, the Office of Affirmative Action, the Office of the Provost, the Coordinator of the University Student Judicial System, or the person(s) listed below. The complaint will either be handled by the person/office receiving the complaint or referred to the Office of Affirmative Action.
Any individual who after a thorough investigation is found to have violated the University's policy against sexual harassment will be subject to disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, reprimand, suspension, termination or expulsion. The disciplinary action taken will depend upon the severity of the offense.
It is also a violation of the University of Pittsburgh's policy against sexual harassment for any employee or student at the University of Pittsburgh to attempt in any way to retaliate against a person who makes a claim of sexual harassment.
A complete copy of these procedures and guidelines is available in the Office of the Associate Dean of Students, the Office of Affirmative Action and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law website www.law.pitt.edu.
For Additional Information
Associate Dean of Students
315 School of Law
Office of Affirmative Action
Diversity, and Inclusion
412 Bellefield Hall
University Student Judicial System
738 William Pitt Union
Office of the Provost
801 Cathedral of Learning
University Counseling Center
334 William Pitt Union
Sexual Assault Services
334 William Pitt Union