Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Dietrich School is a vibrant community of scholars and learners, strengthened by the broad range of experiences and perspectives that make us unique. We’re committed to promoting diversity and the understanding of diversity among our faculty and students, and across curricula. In the Dietrich School, we don’t just recognize our diversity—diversity is a resource of our community as we support each other in fulfilling our greatest potential.

Philippa Carter, the Director of Diversity Initiatives in the Graduate Studies Office, works with graduate programs to recruit, mentor, retain, and support outstanding graduate students who embody the diversity of our city, region, nation, and global society. We know that diverse groups and organizations are more effective and produce more creative solutions and better decisions. Recruiting the most talented students enhances the educational experience that exposes all students to a variety of perspectives and hence bolster the Dietrich School's educational mission.

We partner with the Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Organization, the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and other units to identify resources, training opportunities, and experiences that advance the diverse excellence and inclusiveness of our graduate community. 

The Dietrich School welcomes qualified candidates from across the country and around the world into our diverse community of learners. We work closely with referring faculty and staff partners from other colleges and universities to ensure that your best students receive the high-quality education and training that our graduate programs are known for and the personalized one-on-one attention that is rare within the context of a large research university.

For more information on our programs, resources, and activities, visit the links below or contact Director of Diversity Initiatives, Philippa Carter, at pkc3@pitt.edu or 412-624-6096.