Statement of Support for Our Iranian Community

Dear Pitt Community Members:

As you know, in recent months, protesters across Iran—many of them university students—have taken to the streets in support of women’s rights.

Here at the University of Pittsburgh, we believe in human rights for all people. Universities must be spaces where people engage in open discussion and inquiry, make their voices heard, and advocate for the change they want to see in the world.

We understand that this is a difficult time for our Iranian community, and we will continue to reach out to these members directly and offer Pitt resources and support as needed.  


Ariel Armony, Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs

Amanda Godley, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies

Joseph McCarthy, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies