The University of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety prepares this report to help keep you safe and to provide information required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act as well as the Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting Act. Pitt uses information reported to the Pitt Police and all campus security authorities and information provided by other University offices such as Housing Services and Panther Central, as well as the Division of Student Affairs, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Residence Life, Office of Student Conduct, Facilities Management Division, and Department of Parking, Transportation, and Services. Pitt also uses services and information provided by the city of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Each of these offices provides updated policy information and crime data. This report provides statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned, leased, or controlled by the University of Pittsburgh, and on public property adjacent to the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus safety, such as policies regarding sexual assault and harassment, stalking, domestic and dating violence, alcohol, and other drugs.
The University distributes the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report by October 1 of each year to every member of the University community. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report also is available online.
The following pages provide an overview of security facts and information that will be helpful to you. Everyone on campus should be safety conscious and follow security procedures. If you have any questions or need additional information, you may contact any of the departments mentioned in this brochure. (For a quick reference, see Pitt and city of Pittsburgh emergency numbers on page 33.)
Welcome from the Chancellor
At the University of Pittsburgh, one of our highest priorities is to keep you safe while you advance your education. Read more »
Meet Your Partners in Safety
As the department with primary responsibility for security on campus, the University of Pittsburgh police are dedicated to serving the needs of the University community.
How to Report Crime and Emergencies
The University of Pittsburgh 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.