Office of the Provost

Public Liability Insurance

The University has a Comprehensive General/Public Liability Insurance Program that extends coverage to faculty members, faculty librarians, and research associates who, while performing duties on behalf of the University, are named in lawsuits, real or alleged, for damages caused to students and/or the general public. The Public Liability Insurance Program is subject to all of the provisions of the insurance contract between the underwriting insurance company and the University of Pittsburgh.

It is the responsibility of each faculty member, faculty librarian, or research associate to notify in writing the Risk Manager, located at 1817 Cathedral of Learning, of any incidents that may lead to a claim or lawsuit against you or the University. If you should be named in a lawsuit, notify the General Counsel immediately, telephone 412-624-5674.