Race@Work Summer Retreat

Early career faculty from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups are often the one and only in their school, department, or unit. As a result, many of them experience challenges at work that include the absence of a strong network of peers and mentors, limited exposure and access to the unwritten “recipe” for success in the academy, and a lack of both balance and integration between their professional and personal lives. 

Participants in the 2022 Race@Work Summer Retreat
Participants in the 2022 Race @Work Summer Retreat

The Race @Work Summer Retreat is explicitly designed to address these challenges. Specific goals of the retreat are to:

  • Provide Cluster Hire and other early-career faculty from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups with a safe space to share their experiences;
  • Connect them to a community of colleagues and mentors; and
  • Give them practical tools to enable them to thrive at Pitt, both professionally and personally. 

4-Day Summer Retreat Schedule

Monday, May 23–Thursday, May 26
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Off-Site Happy Hour Networking Event with University Administration and Faculty 
Wednesday, May 25
4 p.m.–6 p.m. 

Race @Work Cohort 1 - May 2022

First cohort of Race@Work program
First cohort of Race @Work attendees.


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