Welcome to the Office of Equity & Inclusive Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Established in 2018, Pitt Law's OEIE mission is threefold:
(1) To identify and remove or accommodate for structural barriers to students accessing opportunities available through the law school
(2) To develop, discuss, and model the habits of inclusion that will support student and faculty efforts to bring about an inclusive campus community
(3) To engage with external contacts to enrich students' regional and professional connections
The OEIE is responsible for coordinating and monitoring Pitt law's efforts to institutionalize a culture of equity and inclusion within the law school community. We collaborate with administrative offices, faculty committees, student organizations, and alumni to create and implement strategies for fulfilling our vision for equity and inclusive excellence. This work ensures that Pitt Law maintains a learning and working environment in which faculty, staff, and students can thrive.
Pitt Law Credo:
- Inclusion: We strive to create an environment where persons of differing backgrounds are welcomed, where different perspectives are respectfully voiced and respectfully heard and where every individual is valued & included.
- Civility: We treat people with unconditional respect and an assumption of good faith, giving meaningful consideration to the ideas, beliefs, and feelings of others as a matter of professionalism and self-discipline.
- Intellectual Rigor: We challenge ourselves and others to critically examine facts and ideas meticulously and from diverse perspectives.
- Justice: We strive to attain equal justice under law, and to assure that justice benefits everyone across our society.
The Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum recognizes faculty who have taught a modified course or revised curricula to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion, resulting in changes of impact. Any full-time or part-time Pitt faculty member who has participated in diversity initiatives at the University may apply for this award. Please share this opportunity with your Associate Deans and Department Chairs and encourage faculty who have embraced inclusive teaching practices to submit an application.
The deadline for applications is Friday, October 15.