I know this has been a very difficult and uncertain time for you, but we will get through it together by standing united, staying strong, and creating a campus culture of mutual respect and care.
To help create this culture at all of Pitt’s five campuses, student leaders from the Pittsburgh campus created the Pitt Community Compact, a pledge that focuses on your health and well-being, your impact on others, and your accountability.
Once you return to campus next month, you will have the opportunity to review and take this pledge after you complete mandatory training, which will focus on the health rules and safety guidance to ensure you are made aware and accountable. Faculty and staff returning to campus also will participate in the training and take the pledge.
We will be adding a new code violation regarding compliance with health rules to our Student Code of Conduct: A student who “fails to comply with guidance set forth by the University, federal, state and/or local authorities regarding public health and/or safety” may be sanctioned. Students who violate the Code of Conduct may be restricted from campus facilities, including classrooms when classes resume in person. Violations can also result in sanctions as serious as disciplinary suspension or dismissal.
Student violations of the Student Code of Conduct should be sent here.
These initiatives are part of our ongoing commitment to you: to support your health and safety and make sure you have an excellent Pitt-Titusville experience.
I know this pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty, but I am certain that if we all share the responsibility of helping to make our community safer, we will get through this together. Please continue to take care of yourself and each other!
I also encourage you to visit our website, which we are updating as new information becomes available.