Community Groups

PSOC - Psychology Scholars of Color

The Psychology Scholars of Color (PSOC) Community Group is made up of scholars who self-identify as members of racial, ethnic, and/or first-generation descent in the Psychology Department. Scholars include but are not limited to students, research associates, postdocs, staff, and faculty. The primary purpose of this group is to foster a safe space for connection and community. This affinity space takes place through informal gatherings and community engagement events (e.g., dinners, cultural and art events). This group is dynamic and co-created by the different and complex intersectional identities of its members. PSOC acknowledges, embraces, and supports the differences and similarities of each member as invaluable contributions to the broader academic and professional community.

Events: TBD
Contact: Nabila Jamal-Orozco (npj11@pitt.edu)

LGBTQIA+

The LGBTQIA+ Community Group’s primary goal of this group is to create a community of Psychology Department grad students, staff, postdocs, and faculty members who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community -- in other words, who self-identify as being gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or any other gender or sexual minority. We hold dinners each semester for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. We also organize speakers and events to which all members of the Psychology Department are welcome.

Contact: Sophia Choukas-Bradley (scb.1@pitt.edu)
Spring 2020 dinner: time and place TBD
Upcoming events: On Wed., March 4 from 12-1PM in the Martin Room Dr. Brian Thoma will speak about Suicidality and Adversity among Transgender Adolescents. Full details here.