Pitt Commons Surpasses 10,000 Users

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Pitt Commons, the University’s online hub for mentoring and networking, recently reached an important milestone: It now hosts more than 10,000 registered users.

Designed to foster connections among members of the Pitt community, the site has generated a great deal of engagement since its inception in 2018. More recently, it has served a critical role in enabling users to virtually network, access resources and pursue opportunities during a time in which there has been significant disruption to in-person services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This growth is reflected in the data. More than 10,000 users located across five continents have sent nearly 8,000 messages and made more than 1,500 connections via the online platform. The data also demonstrates an upward trend in yearly messages sent and connections made, not only reinforcing the importance of the site in the wake of COVID-19, but also suggesting its effectiveness in terms of user utility.

Members of the Pitt Community are invited to join Pitt Commons by visiting commons.pitt.edu.