Pitt Jumps in Athletic Equality Index

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The University of Pittsburgh earned a score of 95 out of 100 in the 2019 Athletic Equality Index (AEI), an increase from the previous score of 48 in the report’s inaugural edition in 2017.  A report was not issued in 2018.

The AEI, issued by Athlete Ally, provides “a comprehensive look at how member institutions of the NCAA Power 5 conferences … are utilizing policies to support their LGBTQ+ student-athletes, coaches, administrators, staff and fans.”

To measure this, institutions were asked to provide information on the following and were scored in these areas:

  1. Comprehensive nondiscrimination policies
  2. LGBTQ+ resources and educational materials
  3. An inclusive fan code of conduct
  4. Policies for transgender student-athlete inclusion
  5. Student-athlete initiatives relative to LGBTQ+ inclusion
  6. Out of ally-trained athletics staff members
  7. A co-hosted event supporting LGBTQ+ inclusion
  8. A recurring LGBTQ+ inclusive initiative or campaign

Learn more about LGBTQIA+ resources on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website.