Commitment in Oakland

The University is proud to be part of the Oakland neighborhood and is committed to being a valuable partner. CGR leads and a facilitates a series of institutional level commitments as part of an effort to increase community access to Pitt programs and facility resources while enhancing Pitt's support of the community's agenda.

Participation in community meetings

Each month, community affairs staff attend the series of neighborhood meetings throughout Oakland. This is an opportunity for community members to have direct access to University staff, ask questions, and receive updates about the institution. ECA staff then share any concerns or ideas with institutional leaders to ensure that community voice is included in the planning and development of initiatives. ECA partners with representatives from Student Conduct, Off Campus Living, Pitt Police, and student government board in order to ensure effective coordination.

Be A Good Neighbor

 The Be a Good Neighbor initiative is a long-standing, student facing program that educates to build student awareness of their impact on residential neighborhood, engages to build relationship between local residents & students, and encourages responsible behavior on and off campus. Programming within the Be A Good Neighbor initiative includes block parties, tenant workshops, publication of a student guide and more.

The University's Institutional Master Plan

The Institutional Master Plan (IMP) provides details related to City of Pittsburgh regulations, including building height and mass, parking, urban design and neighborhood compatibility. Throughout the development process, community input has been sought to produce a final document. ECA coordinates ongoing project development processes with neighborhood stakeholders and local government entities.

Community sponsorships and partnerships

Pitt is proud to partner with local organizations to support programming such as: Adopt A Block neighborhood clean ups, Oakwatch Code Enforcement Project, Oakland Business Improvement District initiatives, and community days.