Office of Community and Governmental Relations

Kris Davitt in a striped shirt on a Zoom call
On Tuesday, 250 Pitt advocates and elected officials participated in the first-ever virtual Pitt Day in Harrisburg, to tell state representatives and senators about how Pitt makes a difference in their lives and communities. Thank you and Hail to Pitt!
The top of the Pennsylvania state Capitol building
As students, faculty, staff, alumni and advocates log on for the first-ever virtual version of the annual Pitt Day in Harrisburg event, Pittwire invites readers to take a look back at stories that show Pitt’s contributions to the commonwealth.
A person in a face mask and blue shirt leans against a pile of boxes
Pitt’s Office of Community and Governmental Relations, in collaboration with dining services provider Compass, food services distributor Sysco and community partners, recently delivered 5,000 USDA meal kits to Pittsburgh neighbors in six distributions near campus.
Three students stand on a sidewalk with face masks
Think of them as your friendly neighborhood Panther pals: The Off-Campus Safety Ambassadors share information and resources with students living in off-campus housing to help keep the entire Oakland community safe.
A man in a Pitt face mask and black jacket on a city street
Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner spends an evening each week on a walk through the Oakland neighborhood to meet students where they are and offer goodies for following Pitt’s health rules.
A person in a yellow shirt ties fabric together
The week is a re-imagined, weeklong event combining the annual Make a Difference Day and Day of Caring, and is an opportunity to “discover your pathway” in civic engagement.
A map indicating organizations with relationships with Pitt colleagues
Interested in volunteering your time or making a connection in the Pittsburgh community? Use Pitt’s Engagement and Outreach Map to locate organizations and learn what connections have already been established.
a woman in a red sweater holding her hands together in a heart shape
More than 600 Pitt community members have volunteered throughout the pandemic, demonstrating they are the helpers Fred Rogers said to look for in tough times.