Title IX


Sexual Violence Prevention Month

The Haze: October 10, 2017

Sponsored by SGB, Title IX, SHARE
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium | 7-9:30 p.m.

Join the Student Government Board (SGB) in welcoming Heather Marlowe to campus. Heather is a playwright whose one-woman play, The Haze, tells the story of her own personal experience as a survivor of sexual violence.

Take Back the Night: October 17, 2017

Sponsored by Campus Women’s Organization
WPU Assembly Room | 7:00-10p.m.

Join the Campus Women’s Organization for their annual march against domestic violence, sexual assault, and street harassment. Participants will march one mile around Oakland. Discussion, with pizza, will follow directly after the march.


Healthy Relationships Workshop: October 25, 2017

Sponsored by Title IX, SHARE, SAFE
WPU Room 548 | 8-9 p.m.

The peer education group SECCS, Students Engaging in Conversations about Consent and Sexuality, will host a workshop to help students recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship and will provide information for supporting peers who have been affected by misconduct or abuse.

Here to Help: A Resource Fair: October 27, 2017

Sponsored by Title IX, SHARE, SECCS, Pitt PD, PAAR
Towers Lobby | 4-6 p.m.

Get to know the resources available to those affected by sexual misconduct. Gain insight into the support resources and reporting options available both on and off campus.

University Leaders Unite Against Campus Sexual Violence

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017; 3:00-4:30 p.m.

University Club at the University of Pittsburgh, Conference Room A
123 University Place, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15260 

Sexual assault on college campuses has been in the national spotlight, and our region is stepping up in a big way. University presidents, elected officials, victim advocates, student activists and justice system representatives will report on the region’s efforts to address and prevent campus sexual violence. There will also be a premiere of a video series featuring 13 area university presidents declaring intolerance for abuse on campus and encouraging students to report and seek assistance.  

Program will include Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Westmoreland County Commissioners Chuck Anderson, Gina Cerilli, and Ted Kopas; Allegheny County Deputy District Attorney Jan Necessary; Carlow University President Dr. Suzanne Mellon; Chatham University President Dr. David Finegold; La Roche College President Sister Candace Introcaso; Point Park University President Dr. Paul Hennigan; and Seton Hill University President Dr. Mary Finger, among other leaders. 
Space is limited. 
RSVP to Sue Clarke at sue@fisafoundation.org or 412-456-5550

Screening of REAL BOY and Q&A with the Director

Join us for the screening of REAL BOY with a Q&A with the Director at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on November 7th.

REAL BOY, a 2016 documentary by filmmaker Shaleece Haas, is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. And, along the way both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen.

REAL BOY has screened at more than 70 festivals worldwide, received 20 awards, and was broadcast on PBS’ Independent Lens in June 2017.  

Throughout the year, the Title IX Office, in partnership with other offices on campus, hosts educational events to encourage campus dialog on consent and sexual misconduct, highlight campus and community support resources, and promote healthy relationships.


Contact Title IX about YOUR event

The Title IX Office is also happy to attend your event! Please feel free to contact the office if you are hosting a campus event that addresses a topic such as consent, sexual violence, healthy relationships, sexuality, and/or gender. The Title IX Office can help facilitate workshops or visit an event to distribute information. If you would like to talk with the Title IX Office about your event, please e-mail TitleIXCoordinator@pitt.edu. In the body of your e-mail, please include information about your event, including date, time, and location.

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Title IX Office Hours

Each week, staff members from the Title IX Office visit Benedum Hall to hold office hours. During office hours, University community members can stop by to ask Title IX-related questions or just to meet staff members. If community members want to discuss private information, Title IX staff members can talk with them in a pre-reserved private conference room.

Benedum Hall Office Hours, Fall 2017

Every Thursday, 11am-1pm (Office 157)

Students can check-in at the front desk in order to visit with a Title IX Specialist.  Students can also call 412-648-7862 or email rzepecki@pitt.edu to access a private entrance or schedule an appointment. 

November 7, 2017 -
7:15pm to 9:15pm
April 4, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Supporting Transgender Community Members
March 16, 2017 (All day)
Healthy Masculinities Week