The Plan for Pitt: Advance Educational Excellence

Pennsylvania House Representative Ed Gainey (left) walks and talks with Pitt Advocates during 2019’s Pitt Day in Harrisburg.
The University relies on a network of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to show lawmakers the wide-reaching value of Pitt.
Dalya Berkowitz
Rising senior Dalya Berkowitz credits her mentor, Pitt political scientist Burcu Savun, with the support and research experience needed to give her career in international relations a running start.
People in masks holding up signs, one saying "Equity = Health"
See how Instagram has transformed campus advocacy and learn how small changes can spark a movement at the 2021 Diversity Forum. Check out the student presenters and student-focused sessions just for you.
The Schenley Quad plaza with students walking about
As part of a larger effort to learn more about vulnerable students, Pitt participated in the nation’s largest assessment of students’ basic needs. The Campus Basic Needs Committee is now tasked with acting on the results.
Table with 5 people seen from above
Early figures show a near 24% increase in Pell-eligible students coming to Pitt this fall compared to last year. As the Pitt Success Pell Match Program enters its third year, it’s making a meaningful impact on opportunities for lower-income students coming to Pitt from Pennsylvania and across the country.
Cathedral of Learning after the rain
The Pitt Seed Grant program, now in its fourth year, will provide funding to projects from 16 units, schools and divisions across the University and support the goals of Pitt’s strategic plan.
Student writing on a paper
A child in a mask plays on an obstacle course as a SHRS mentor observes
The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will partner with Pittsburgh Public Schools to give school-age children in under-resourced communities exposure to STEM-related professions and access to mentorship and learning opportunities