Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) was established in 2015 to help build the University into a world-class model of diversity and inclusion defined by inclusive excellence and an environment that allows everyone to thrive. ODI is committed to fostering diversity and celebrating differences, educating the community on the benefits of diversity, promoting equity, eliminating discrimination, and advancing equal access to all opportunities at the University. Given the size, complexity, and collegial nature of the University, ODI does not do this alone. The campus community contributes to the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion, through the work of faculty, staff and students at all levels of the University.

At Pitt-Bradford, Eddie Buggie serves as the Affirmative Action Officer. For questions or concerns related to any of the policies linked below, please contact him at or 814-362-7513.

Policies and Procedures


  • Preventing Sexual Harassment Course
  • Discrimination and Harassment Prevention

    It is the responsibility of everyone in the University community to maintain a campus environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. This online training program is available to all University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff to help you identify, avoid, and report wrongful behaviors. The program outlines basic legal considerations relating to employment discrimination and the University’s policies and procedures that prohibit discrimination and harassment. To complete this course, contact Employee Relations at 412-624-4645 for further information.
  • Protecting Children from Abuse
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention
  • Guide for Faculty and Staff



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Dr. Tasha Alston

Alston, Tasha

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Office of Diversity and Inclusion


Phone: 814-362-5033

Location: 202 Frame-Westerberg Commons

Eddie Buggie

Buggie, Eddie

Title IX/Equity Investigator

Office of the President


Phone: 814-362-7513

Location: Hanley Library