Pitt Lauded for Work in Diversity, Inclusion

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized Pitt’s work in diversity and inclusion with its 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. This is the third consecutive year that the University’s efforts have been recognized by the magazine.

“The University is thrilled by this recognition,” said Pam Connelly, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion. “Every year, the HEED assessment provides an opportunity to gather and assess initiatives, efforts and outcomes from around the University. This award serves as a moment of positive reflection, which will fuel is to move our efforts forward.”

The magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, noted Pitt’s extensive array of programming and initiatives, including the Pittsburgh Admissions Collaborative, the annual University-wide diversity retreat, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Cultivating Inclusive Action Planner and the Office of the Provost’s recently announced Latinx cluster-hiring initiative.

HEED Awards are a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Pitt will be featured alongside other honorees in the magazine’s November 2019 issue.