Diversity & Community

close-up of the chest of a person in a white Pitt Nursing coat with a stethoscope around their neck
Now more than ever we are so grateful for the work being done by nurses everywhere. Join us in celebrating #NationalNursesDay on Twitter (@PittTweet) and head to our Instagram Story (@PittOfficial) to share your messages of support!
A depiction of a safety net
From the very beginning of the pandemic, Pitt students jumped into action to support communities on and off campus through a group called Pitt Mutual Aid.
Christopher Darby in front of a blackboard, wearing a blue Pitt shirt
Pitt’s 14 Heinz Fellows are providing something in short supply nowadays: consistency for kids. The fellows have been serving as role models and mentors to elementary, middle and high school students in the Pittsburgh area through the COVID-19 crisis.
A field of flowers with the Cathedral of Learning in the background
“Earth Day is every day,” says Aurora Sharrard, University of Pittsburgh sustainability director. But it doesn’t hurt to do something special on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. See what she recommends, and how the Pitt community is celebrating.
An illustrated guide to preventing COVID-19 infection
The symptoms, treatment and other medical information about the novel coronavirus can be difficult for some people to understand. Six Pitt Med students led the production of an illustrated guide written in plain language to help.
A family reads a book together
During the pandemic, a team of experts in early childhood development, social-emotional learning and mental health have expanded resources for parents like Hausaan and Kimberlee (EDUC ’13) Burton, who are finding comfort in Facebook posts full of activity ideas for the entire family.
Timothy Grebeck in a blue "Pitt Education" Tshirt.
Timothy Grebeck (EDUC ’19) has a message to share about life with an autism spectrum disorder. He's taking it to audiences in boardrooms, classrooms and beyond.
A depiction of the United States comprised of different people
Robert Gradeck from the University Center for Social and Urban Research discusses the challenges the 2020 U.S. Census faces and what Pitt students can do to help.
Two people in blue shirts handle groceries
Opportunities for students, faculty and staff to reach out, give back and grow continue to increase over the weeks since the University began responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tejasvi Gowda
A group of Pitt medical students have started sprawling volunteer efforts to help children and adults in need, both virtually and door to doorstep.