Policy Office seeks comment on three draft proposals

The Office of Policy Development and Management is seeking comments from the Pitt community on three draft University policies.

Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action: According to the draft, this policy “affirms the University’s commitment to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action in admissions, employment, access to and treatment in University programs and activities.  Discrimination against a protected class (race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability, or status as a veteran) is prohibited.”

Electronic Information Technology Accessibility: According to the draft, “The University of Pittsburgh is committed to providing equitable access to services and content available to the community. This policy establishes the standards for the accessibility of electronic information and technology (EIT) necessary to meet this goal and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.  This policy also establishes the roles and responsibilities for implementing these requirements, as well as monitoring compliance.”

Pennsylvania Residency Classification: This policy establishes the criteria by which a student is classified as a Pennsylvania resident or non-resident for tuition purposes.

The review and comment period opened on Aug. 19 and will end on Sept. 16 for all three policies. A link at the top of each policy document will take readers to the comment page.

All University community members with Pitt log-in credentials, including students, faculty and staff, can access the comment page. When you click on the links above, you’ll be required to use your Pitt log-in.

Suggestions provided will be taken into consideration as the permanent policy is developed.

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Find details about the Policy Office — including the policy development process and FAQs — on its website. Contact policy@pitt.edu for more information.