In late 2018, the Department of Education proposed changes regarding the administration of Title IX on university campuses nationwide and issued a nationwide call for comment, which closed on Jan. 30, 2019.
Given this issue’s importance and its interest to our community, I am sharing Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s comment submission, which calls for revisions to the Department’s approach and reaffirms the University of Pittsburgh’s values and commitment to promoting a campus environment that is fair, inclusive and free from sexual harassment.
Associate Vice Chancellor of Civil Rights and Title IX
University of Pittsburgh
Title IX is landmark federal civil rights legislation that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Title IX includes sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, and sexual violence. It encompasses attempted or completed rape or sexual assault, as well as sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism, exhibitionism, verbal or physical sexuality-based threats or abuse, and intimate partner violence. The Title IX Office at Pitt is here to answer questions and assist any member of the campus community.