Welcome from the Chancellor
The University of Pittsburgh in Oakland offers the intellectual, cultural, and social advantages of a vibrant urban environment, as well as the added benefits of a traditional Pittsburgh neighborhood. Pitt and its neighbors—residents and businesses housed in the communities contiguous to the University’s Pittsburgh campus—work closely together to provide safe and clean surroundings in which to live, work, and learn.
You are a member of the Pitt community, and your safety is one of our prime concerns. Today, we live in a culture of heightened security and safety awareness, and it is essential that we practice safety in all aspects of our daily lives.
Pittsburgh is fortunate. The city has less crime than many other cities. Nevertheless, crime is a reality here, as it is in virtually every community.
We continue to work hard to deter criminal activity on campus. In fact, over the course of the last fiscal year, the University spent more than $21 million on security measures designed to create a more accessible and more secure campus.
Our state-of-the-art Public Safety Building, which sits on Forbes Avenue near the entrance to Oakland, visibly symbolizes our University’s broader commitment to its Oakland neighbors; to the city of Pittsburgh; and to the members of our own community of students, faculty, and staff. Beyond that, we are proud of the fact that our police department—the third largest in Allegheny County—is recognized as one of the best-trained and most professional departments anywhere.
Please keep in mind that safety and crime prevention are shared responsibilities. Use common sense and good judgment as you make your way around the campus and adjacent neighborhoods or travel into other parts of the community. Be watchful and alert, and never hesitate to ask for help. Become familiar with the campus resources outlined in this publication, and use these resources to help ensure your own personal safety and to contribute to the overall safety of every member of the Pitt community.
Thank you for helping to make the Pittsburgh campus a safer place for everyone.
Mark A. Nordenberg
Your University Community*
|Full-time graduate students||
|Part-time graduate students**||
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|Full-time faculty, staff, and associates||
|Part-time faculty, staff, and associates**||
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*All figures are for the Pittsburgh campus, fall 2011.
** Includes research and postdoctoral associates
University of Pittsburgh Police
or Noncampus Phone
General Assistance 4-4040
Sexual Assault Services
Student Health Service
University Counseling Center
Environmental Health and Safety
PHONE NUMBERS (OFF CAMPUS)
City of Pittsburgh Police,
Fire, Ambulance 911
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
24-hour hotline 1-866-363-7273
Center for Victims of
Violence and Crime
24-hour hotline 412-392-8582
of Public Welfare
ChildLine for abuse reporting
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