Diversity Initiative

President's Advisory Committee on Diversity Affairs

The President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity Affairs defines diversity to include peoples of all racial, ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds as well as genders, ages, abilities and sexual orientation. This statement is in line with the mission of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg to provide educational opportunities to both traditional and nontraditional students through curricular and co-curricular experiences. The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is also committed to a program that will broaden students understanding of the human experience and the fundamental skills necessary for academic success and learning throughout their lifetimes.

Past Events

Black History Month- February 2013

  • February 7: Drumming event with Sylvia Tamusuza, 6:00-7:00 pm, Hempfield Room
  • February 7: Soul Food Dinner, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, Hempfield Room
  • February 12: Media contest submissions due to Jackie Horrall.
  • February 13:  Talk by Sarah Martin: “The Role of Literacy in Pittsburgh’s African-American Muslim Community’s Quest for an Islamic Identity”. 11:30 or 5:30 pm (TBD)
  • February 18: Film showing, Claire Denis’ 35 Shots of Rum, for French classes and Village Residents, Powers 114, 5:30 pm
  • February 28: Black History Month Media Contest Awards Ceremony, 7:00 pm. Speaker Larry Davis. Campana Chapel.

Black History Month Media Contest

Sponsored by the Faculty Diversity Committee

The President's Advisory Committee on Diversity Affairs held a media contest for Black History Month asking students to share their views on diversity.

2012 Winner

First Place

Mae Jemison, More Than Just An Astronaut
By Samantha Ennis
Sophomore, English Writing

2011 Winners

First Place

By Andrew Stack
Junior, Communication Major

Second Place

One Nation, One Dream
By Nathan LaSor
Freshman, Undecided Major 

Third Place

Black History Month-How Do You Celebrate?
By Anthony Jackel
Freshman, Business Major