Diversity & Community

Oakland Hotel with the Cathedral of Learning in the distance
The University of Pittsburgh plans to add a grocery store and non-student housing at a key site connecting Central and South Oakland.
People in masks holding up signs, one saying "Equity = Health"
See how Instagram has transformed campus advocacy and learn how small changes can spark a movement at the 2021 Diversity Forum. Check out the student presenters and student-focused sessions just for you.
A child in a mask plays on an obstacle course as a SHRS mentor observes
The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will partner with Pittsburgh Public Schools to give school-age children in under-resourced communities exposure to STEM-related professions and access to mentorship and learning opportunities
Heather Tomko in a green and black shirt
Diversity Forum 2021 is, well, diverse in its topics and speakers. From challenging what counts as “bad” English to the role of social media in disability advocacy to using techniques from improv to fight injustice, there’s a workshop for everyone.
Anthony Ray Hilton in a black suit
Wrongfully accused former death row prisoner Anthony Ray Hinton. The co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate Russell Jeung. ACLU national board president Deborah Archer. These are just a few of the featured speakers for this year’s Diversity Forum. See who else is presenting and register for the virtual event.
A pride march with a rainbow flag flying
Tonight: Hear stories and poems of friendship, aging and kitchen chats from LGBTQ+ elders.
Medvid in a blue jacket and yellow tie with a rainbow pin on his lapel
LGBTQ advocate Drew Medvid (A&S ’19) shares how his time at Pitt led him to become regional lead for Human Rights Campaign and a champion for equality.
Charlene Foggie_Barnett and Sam Black on a Zoom call
A recent panel discussion dove into the history of emancipation and the influence it’s had on Black families in Pittsburgh and beyond.
Hand holding rainbow flag, Cathedral of Learning in the background
To kick off Pride Month, revisit some of the achievements, research and conversations going on at the University of Pittsburgh about and with the LGBTQ+ community.
Teen sits on the computer in the dark, with blue light beaming from it
Pitt’s AFA CyberCamp, now in its fifth year, is training teens to fight the next generation of threats to America. This year, the program is reserving a quarter of its slots for kids in communities underrepresented in tech.