Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is committed to providing leadership, guidance, and resources supporting the institution’s commitment to develop, implement, measure, and transform our culture to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all.
The DEI office will partner with forward-facing departments to support programs to empower students to become advocates for DEI to help build community acceptance for all now and in the future.
As a transformative global institution, the office will provide measurable outcomes of success in programs, activities, training, and education related to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to inspire community excellence.
To overcome barriers as the model community that accepts, respects, and encourages the value, dignity, belonging, and capabilities of all individuals.
To champion a community of diversity, equity & inclusion, and belonging in a spirit of civility.
We promote civility in the community as well as empathy and acceptance for all.
We advocate for fair and equitable practices and policies that promote and nurture understanding and acceptance.
We respect all individuals’ value of dignity as a foundation for promoting caring, equity, and self-esteem in every community member.
We empower the underrepresented in the community to be heard and accepted.
We strive to create a safe, inclusive community for all without fear of retaliation or retribution.
Meet the Team
We are Listening
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office and Task Force are pleased to announce Pittsburgh Technical College’s “WE ARE LISTENING” campaign.
We invite you to participate in one of the following focus groups:
The focus groups’ purpose is to identify individuals committed to partnering with the DEI office and Task Force to promote a culture to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all of us at Pittsburgh Technical College.
The focus group will provide an opportunity for you to find out about DEI goals and objectives. The DEI Task Force will work closely with the Strategic Direction Group 6: Promote Culture of Excellence & Accountability.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a focus group?
A focus group consists of 15-20 people who provide deep insight into the attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and opinions of the target audience.
Why do we need a focus group?
We need a focus group for specific areas of the community to better understand how we can promote Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs at PTC to ensure we align programs with what is important to the target population.
How much time will participation on the focus group require?
Time commitment is as follows:
1 -3 months – bi-weekly meetings
4- 12 months – one meeting per month
12 months and after – bi-monthly meetings
Focus groups are expected to remain in session for 12-24 months but duration may vary by group.
Will meetings be virtual or in-person?
Meetings will be virtual at this time.
Can I refer someone for a focus group?
Yes, referrals are welcome.
Join a Focus Group
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May 31 and June 1: The Tulsa race massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921
June 14: Flag Day in the United States
June 15: Native American Citizenship Day
June 19: Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day
June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day or First Nations Day
Last Sunday in June: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Day in the United States
Student Spotlight & Diversity Champion Recognition
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Pittsburgh Technical College
1111 Mckee Rd.
Oakdale, PA 15071
Marsha N. Lindsay
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer