The University is committed to primary prevention to prevent incidents of sexual misconduct before they occur wherever possible. These efforts include raising awareness, providing education and training programs, and providing campus safety initiatives including police and security patrols. For more information about campus safety initiatives, please visit the University Police Department website.
At the individual level, there are practical strategies for reducing risk of sexual misconduct, but it is important to note that no strategy can fully eliminate the risk of sexual misconduct, and that it is never your fault if you are sexually assaulted or otherwise harmed by sexual misconduct.
Education & Prevention Programming
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month [SAAM] and the Office of Title IX Initiatives has pull together a calendar of events and programs that are taking place on campus as well as around Pittsburgh! We hope to raise awareness and support for sexual assault and sexual violence that impacts our campus and our community. Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more details or download your own schedule.
There is still time to RSVP for a Green Dot overview talk before the end of the semester! Come check out the history of Green Dot, how interpersonal violence impacts our campus community and what's your role in prevention.
Join the Title IX office on April 18th at 12pm for a lunch N' learn session, located in Tepper Room 4242! Title IX's AMA session is borrowing the name from Reddit’s popular “Ask Me Anything” thread, this session offers you the opportunity to bring all of your burning questions about Title IX, sexual violence, gender discrimination, University’s prevention and response efforts to real-life employees of the Title IX Office.
The Title IX office is hosting a second lunch N' learn session on April 23rd at 12pm, located in Tepper Room 4242! The whole consent thing can actually be kind of hard. Come learn the research-based reasons why, and how to overcome pitfalls during the Consent Workshop: Navigating the Hookup.