The University of Pittsburgh is one of 19 universities joining the three-year initiative.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The University of Pittsburgh is joining an initiative to develop a more diverse and inclusive STEM faculty.

Pitt is one of 19 universities joining a three-year program to develop more inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention.

Pitt has 76 STEM departments, seven schools with a STEM focus and around 45,000 STEM faculty currently.