The University encourages everyone in the Pitt community to report crimes and other emergencies promptly to the Pitt police, or to other appropriate police agencies if off campus. At sessions conducted for freshmen and their parents, participants are advised to report all information regarding any incident to the Pitt police. University police department seminars and publications offer crime prevention tips and emphasize the importance of reporting crimes.
A student, resident director, University police officer, or any other member of the Pitt community can also refer a violation of the Student Code of Conduct to the Office of Student Conduct.
Q: How do I report a crime?
A: You can report criminal activity or other emergencies to Pitt police by calling 4-2121 from a campus phone or 412-624-2121 from a noncampus phone. Crimes may also be reported by:
Q: Can I remain anonymous?
A: Yes. Pitt’s counseling center includes a confidential reporting system that allows anonymous crime reporting. Pitt’s counselors advise student crime victims that the University forwards nonidentifying information regarding that crime to the police for inclusion in the annual statistical report, and the identity of the victim remains anonymous in the crime report.
Q: What should I do if I am a victim of hazing?
A: Hazing is absolutely prohibited by the University and by state law (see the anti-hazing policy in Appendix F of the Student Code of Conduct). Students who feel they have been victims of hazing should contact the Pitt police (4-2121), the Office of Student Conduct (412-648-7910), or the Department of Athletics (412-648-8230 or 412-648-8218).
Q: Can I carry a gun on campus as a means of self-protection?
A: No. The carrying or possession of firearms and/or other weapons on campus by anyone other than authorized law enforcement officers, such as Pitt police or city of Pittsburgh police, is absolutely prohibited.
Q: How do I report suspected child abuse or sexual misconduct with a child at the University?
A: Anyone who has reasonable cause to suspect child abuse, including but not limited to sexual abuse, that is connected in any way to the University shall report it. At a minimum, someone who suspects such child abuse shall immediately report the matter to the University police and the chancellor or executive vice chancellor. The University police also shall notify the chancellor, the executive vice chancellor, and the Office of General Counsel. The chancellor or the executive vice chancellor shall notify the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and any other governmental unit or person as may be required by law. Retaliation is strictly prohibited against anyone who makes a good faith report of suspected child abuse or who participates in a related investigation.
In addition to seminars, safety information is distributed to the campus community through crime alerts and emergency notification messages, and can be found on the Pitt Police Web site at www.police.pitt.edu.
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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