You may have seen the recent report of new PA legislation, HB 1615, which will require universities and schools to maintain an online anonymous reporting system. Pitt applauds this legislation, and would like to take it as an opportunity to remind the community of its online reporting system which has been in operation since 2016. We encourage all members of our community to report incidents of sexual harassment or misconduct. You can contact the Title IX office directly, or may report using the form which allows for anonymous reports.
This new legislation also requires schools and universities to provide that someone making a good faith report will not be sanctioned for personal use of drugs or alcohol. Like the anonymous reporting system, Pitt is already engaging in this best practice, and the Student Code of Conduct includes a provision.
All questions are encouraged regarding these practices or any resources. Please feel free to contact our office at any time: 412-648-7860
Report an Incident
If you want to report an incident of sexual harassment or misconduct, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator for information, to request interim measures, support, and to learn more about the internal investigative process, by calling 412-648-7860, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you may report using the Office of Diversity and Inclusion incident report form, which comes directly to the Title IX Coordinator. You can complete a report anonymously but please be aware that reporting anonymously may impact greatly the office's ability to respond.
You may call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121, or report through the online report system. The initiation of any University proceedings does not preclude the possibility of criminal charges. Indeed, parallel University and criminal proceedings are not uncommon.
As part of the University’s response to a report of sexual misconduct, and regardless of whether there has been a request for formal disciplinary or law enforcement action, the University may impose interim measures or offer accommodations to address issues that impact the reporting and accused students’ educational, living, or work environments.