The Pitt LGBTQIA+ Experience: Past, Present, and Future
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Assembly Room at the William Pitt Union
Alumni, current students, faculty and University leaders will share their experiences on a panel discussion and community forum exploring the evolving efforts of the University in working with LGBTQ students through its resources and programing. Hear firsthand accounts from today’s Pitt students on the atmosphere and attitude of the LGBTQ community on campus and understand from University leadership the evolution of Pitt practices, policies, and curriculum, as well as commentary and direction on what may lie ahead. By sharing personal anecdotes from today’s students in the context of attendees’ past personal experiences, the program seeks to study, discuss and to begin to resolve historical challenges and conflicts for the LGBTQ community on campus.
In addition, the event will connect current students to alumni and promote engagement and professional networking. This event is the first of its kind at Pitt focused on the LGBTQ community and speaks directly to Pitt’s focus on diversity and inclusion. It will be a part of Pitt’s Pride Week programming, coordinated by the campus Rainbow Alliance chapter, and will precede a lecture by Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete drafted into the National Football League.
Please indicate on the RSVP form below if you are interested in attending the Michael Sam Lecture after the event. If yes, we will follow-up with you closer to the event. Seating for the lecture is limited.
- Pitt Alumni Association
- Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program (GSWS)
- School of Social Work
- Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- Pitt LGBTQ Alumni Council
- Rainbow Alliance Student Group