Resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic Find a variety of resources to assist graduate and professional students and postdocs during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Meet the Team Find contact information for the Office of the Provost Graduate Studies team. Office Hours Vice Provost Amanda Godley hosts monthly office hours for graduate and professional students and postdocs. Graduate Associate Deans Find information about the graduate associate dean for each University of Pittsburgh graduate program. School Ombudspersons The ombudsperson assists graduate students and postdocs with resolving academic-related conflicts and issues. Learn more and locate the designated ombudsperson at each school at Pitt. Shared Governance and Sense of Community Pitt works with graduate student groups on campus to continually enhance the services and resources available to graduate students. University Council on Graduate Study (UCGS) UCGS develops basic standards, regulations, and policies applicable to all fields for graduate instruction and research.