Office of Engagement & Community Affairs

More than Volunteering

At Pitt, we do more than volunteer. We serve, with the community.

To realize thriving communities:

  • We lift up community assets and bright spots
  • We work with (not for) community partners
  • We bring resources to the table

To realize more impactful service:

  • We develop shared values with community partners
  • We serve with joy and humility
  • We share our energy and expertise

To realize an engaged university:

  • We build on Pitt’s strengths in health, research, and service
  • We partner with communities as co-leaders
  • We learn more and enrich our discoveries

Our anti-racist foundation makes this possible.

  • We base partnerships on respect and reciprocity
  • We commit to long-term, human relationships
  • We acknowledge harm and work toward an equitable future

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