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ULS Commitment to Equity and Justice

The University of Pittsburgh Library System, along with the entire University of Pittsburgh, is committed to equity and justice.


We stand in solidarity with our black students, faculty, colleagues and our community and condemn all expressions of racism. We acknowledge our responsibility to help create a world that actively values and affirms diversity and inclusion, a core value of the ULS and the library profession.

We join Pitt’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion in “speaking out in solidarity with our black students, colleagues, neighbors and friends. We remain focused on building a future where black Americans, and all minoritized Americans, receive the same treatment—and can access the same opportunities—as their white peers."

For other statements, see:

Office of the Chancellor: https://www.chancellor.pitt.edu/spotlight/statement-racial-injustice-and-death-george-floyd
Office of the Provost: https://officeoftheprovost.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/j/889A07E189989D9E2540EF23F30FEDED/CD8602C781708C55A10BC276F201ED4B
Pitt ODI: https://www.diversity.pitt.edu/
Pitt School of Education: https://www.education.pitt.edu/desk-dean-june-1-2020
Pitt Student Affairs: https://mailchi.mp/3e1646bfafb5/a-statement-from-the-dean-regarding-racial-injustice
Pitt Bradford: https://www.upb.pitt.edu/about-us/office-president/june-1-message-president-koverola
Pitt Student Government Board: https://bit.ly/2U0AXzDM
Pitt Greensburg: https://www.greensburg.pitt.edu/office-president/diversity-inclusion
School of Social Work: https://www.socialwork.pitt.edu/message-dean-betsy-farmer-coming-together-difficult-times-may-29-2020
Katz: https://www.katz.business.pitt.edu/connect/news/message-dean-assad-racial-injustice
Pitt Law (Office of Inclusivity and Excellence): https://www.law.pitt.edu/about/equity-inclusive
Graduate School of Public Health: https://publichealth.pitt.edu/news/details/articleid/8236/a-message-from-the-school-on-racism-as-a-public-health-crisis
Association of Research Libraries: https://www.arl.org/news/association-of-research-libraries-condemns-racism-and-violence-against-black-communities-supports-protests-against-police-brutality/