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Incoming freshman are welcomed to the University experience at Convocation in August 2023.

The Goal

We strive to provide Point Park University faculty, staff and students with the resources they need to create a culture of respect on campus through programming, education and daily conversations.

The creation of this office — along with the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Task Force — aligns with the 2030 Pioneer Vision Strategic Plan for the University. The second pillar of the strategic plan is to "establish and nurture an inclusive learning environment that celebrates diversity and belonging and supports students to perform at the highest level."

We provide training for faculty, staff and classes, as well as resources for any member of our community looking for businesses or groups that reflect their identity. 

We also amplify the excellent work going on in other departments around campus, such as the Center for Inclusive Excellence and the Office of Compliance and Integrity.

Training & Education

We are pleased to offer training to students, staff and faculty. Stay up-to-date on opportunities and sign up using PointSync. 

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Disability awareness and accessibility
  • Intersectionality and identity
  • Power and privilege
  • Allyship and advocacy
  • Implicit bias
  • Microaggressions
  • Empathy and communication
  • Supporting marginalized students
  • Inclusive leadership development

Contact Information

Tessa Chafin, Manager of Diversity, Belonging and University Training

715 Student Center