Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The School of Art is committed to building and sustaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our school and in relation to broader communities within Pittsburgh and beyond. We commit to recruiting and retaining students, staff, and faculty from all communities, cultures, and backgrounds, and to providing an inclusive learning environment and curriculum that acknowledges and celebrates diverse intellectual and artistic contributions.

We recognize the power of art to imagine and help build a more inclusive and just world, while also acknowledging art’s long-standing role in creating and maintaining systems of oppression. As a community of artists and creative thinkers, we understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of advancing knowledge, cultural production, and societal progress.

School of Art Committee DEI Co-Chairs

Kim Beck
Paolo Pedercini

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Fine Arts

Reporting a Bias Incident