In recent months, a growing number of individuals across Iran—many of them university students—have spoken out about advancing women’s rights.
At the University of Pittsburgh, we view institutions of higher education as uniquely positioned to elevate individual ideas and voices; tackle urgent issues; and foster open, productive discussions. Within this environment, we understand the importance of supporting the safety and well-being of our community members. These very values have shaped—and will continue to shape—our direct outreach to Pitt students, faculty and staff members from Iran or impacted by the events in Iran.
At the same time, it’s important for our Iranian classmates, colleagues, and their supporters to know that they are not alone, that resources are available, and that the Pitt community is standing by their side during these challenging times. For anyone impacted: Please consider the resources below and do not hesitate to reach out if you or someone you know is in need.
Mental Health Support
- University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center
- Any student interested in receiving support at the University Counseling Center should utilize the Drop-In Service between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are in distress, please contact 412-648-7930 at any time to speak directly with a clinician.
- University of Pittsburgh Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
- Life Solutions, through the University’s Office of Human Resources, provides 24-hour crisis support at 1-866-647-3432.
- Office For Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- Pitt's Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion can help students, faculty and staff navigate supportive services at the University. Please call 412-648-7860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For undergraduates: Many schools and colleges have specific services for their students. Check with your advisor on what services are available or view options online.
- For graduate students: Academic support is available through your school or college. Contact your advisor for more information.