Community Engagement

Pitt aspires to be a university that strengthens our communities. Through community engagement, we bring together the best of education and research with the strengths, assets, and agendas of our communities to ensure that the benefits of this great university are enjoyed by all.

The Office of Community and Governmental Relations (CGR) acts as a point of contact to support this institutional mission, bridging internal and external stakeholders to forge new collaborations. 

Community Engagement Announcements

Campus Compact Awards: CGR coordinates the submission of applications for the Campus Compact Impact Awards. The Newman Civic Fellowship nomination period is now open. Each institution can only nominate one student via the Chancellor's office. To facilitate Pitt's selection of a singular nominee, we invite internal recommendations, from which the selection committee will recommend one student to the Chancellor to nominate for the national fellowship. Nominations due December 15, 2019. View a PDF of the application.

Community Engaged Scholarship Forum: With the leadership of Provost Ann Cudd and Senior Vice Chancellor Kathy Humphrey, the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum annually celebrates the diversity of community-engaged work across the University of Pittsburgh. It is where faculty, students, staff, and community members come to present their community-engaged work, discover new avenues of partnership, network with those who do similar work and celebrate Pitt's commitment to community engagement. The call for presentations is open until December 15, 2019. View a PDF of the proposal submission form.

Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement's Partnerships of Distinction Awards: The Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement’s Partnerships of Distinction Award annually recognizes outstanding partnerships that are exemplars of community engagement. Up to five awardees may be chosen annually. View a PDF of the nominatio application.

Find Pitt in your community

Find Pitt in your community with the Engagement Map, an interactive tool that supports partnerships.

Neighborhood Commitments

CGR leads Pitt's Neighborhood Commitments, an effort to build stronger communities and a stronger University based on long-term partnerships.  

Student Resources

CGR works in close partnership with the Office of PittServes to build opportunities for students to get involved at the University and with the world around them. 

Faculty & Staff Resources

CGR works to elevate and celebrate the community engaged work happening across campus. 

Community Organizations & Residents

The University of Pittsburgh engages in mutually beneficial partnerships with our communities locally, nationally, and globally.