The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

A row of blue colored bicycles
Pitt students and employees can now access free 30-minute rides on Health Ride bikes around the city.
Four students, with their photos stitched together
More than a dozen student leaders have collaborated to create the Pitt Community Compact—a statement of personal accountability they’re asking all people at Pitt to read and affirm as on-campus activities resume.
Davis and Kendi headshots
Throughout July 29-30, Pittwire staff shared recaps, insights and stories from Diversity Forum 2020.
Jennifer Iriti in a gray jacket and blue scarf
A grassroots effort started by Jennifer Iriti, a research scientist at Pitt, quickly became a movement to donate more than 70 anti-racist books to teachers across the country.
Belkys Torres at a podium speaking to a group of students and others
The Pitt community successfully rallied to support the reversal of a sudden federal policy shift that created uncertainty for hundreds of thousands of students at U.S. universities. On Tuesday, the Trump administration agreed to rescind the order that said international students were prohibited from taking an entirely online course load for the fall 2020 semester.
Mary Ohmer in a pink and white shirt and jacket
This month, a project led by Mary Ohmer called Research for Equity and Power introduced a playbook that lays out a roadmap for residents in Homewood to help influence change in the neighborhood.
vials and a syringe
Hundreds of people in Western Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research trials for vaccines against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh announced today.