Report Suspected Child Abuse

Anyone affiliated with the University who has reasonable cause to suspect child abuse, including but not limited to sexual abuse, must immediately report it to ChildLine or by calling 1-800-932-0313.

Immediately thereafter, the individual must also report the suspected abuse to the University of Pittsburgh Police Department at 412-624-2121 or Pitt’s Office of University Counsel at 412-624-5674.

Retaliation is strictly prohibited against anyone who makes a good faith report of suspected child abuse or who participates in a related investigation. More information on reporting child abuse is available at the state's Keep Kids Safe site.

72-Hour Self-Reporting of Reportable Offenses

The law requires an employee, appointee, or volunteer who has direct contact with children to provide written notice within 72 hours of any arrest or conviction that would constitute grounds for denying employment or participation in a program, activity or service, or who is named as a perpetrator in a founded or indicated report of child abuse. Any written reports should be submitted to:

Beth Deutsch (
Employee & Labor Relations, Office of Human Resources
University of Pittsburgh
502 Craig Hall, 200 S. Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260