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The University of Pittsburgh is comprised of diverse and vibrant student, faculty, and staff bodies. In an effort to sustain and embrace these distinctive qualities that make Pitt a successful source for a productive academic and social education, it is the joint goal of the university and the University Center for Teaching and Learning to “aspire to be a university that embodies diversity and inclusion as core values that enrich learning, scholarship, and the communities we serve,” as stated in Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s Plan for Pitt: Making a Difference Together.

Diversity, Inclusion, and the Teaching Center

The University Center for Teaching and Learning is committed to supporting Pitt students by enriching the experience and knowledge of faculty and TAs with interactive workshops, one-on-one consultations, and other programming that underscores the value of diversity and inclusion in teaching, across all content areas. As explained in the strategic plan, diversity is a critical component of Pitt’s continued success. The Teaching Center’s role is to help faculty make the best choices for building inclusive learning environments that meet the needs of all students, regardless of their identity, background, ability, and any other factors. The University Center for Teaching and Learning aims to work with faculty to construct syllabi, learning activities, assessments, and educational materials that will provide the space for everyone to do their best work.

To learn more about diversity initiative from the Office of the Provost please visit the Diversity at Pitt web page. Interested parties can also reach out to Pitt’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Finally, if you have feedback on this diversity site, or would like to make recommendations about future professional development topics related to diversity, please feel free to e-mail

About This Page

This page was created to: highlight diversity-related, professional development opportunities offered by the Teaching Center in recent history; share additional diversity and inclusion initiatives and resources at Pitt and other institutions; promote upcoming diversity-related workshops and events at the University Center for Teaching and Learning, and the university at large; and provide resources and expertise to faculty, TAs, and staff that support a flourishing campus climate and excellence in inclusion.

Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum

The Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum celebrate and reward Pitt faculty who have participated in the Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development or in the University Center for Teaching and Learning’s faculty development programs in diversity, and who are making diversity and inclusiveness a part of their teaching practice. Read more about the award as well as our winners from 2017.