Community Engagement

Community engagement is an institutional priority at the University of Pittsburgh, supported in many ways and by many units. The Provost’s Office works closely with the Office of Community & Governmental Relations to undertake activities that advance, elevate and celebrate the practices of community engagement.

There are three initiatives that the Office of the Provost is currently supporting toward our institutional efforts to deepen and enhance community engagement. We are working in coordination with Office of Community and Governmental Relations (CGR) staff to:

  1. Convene staff across campus who support outreach and engagement
  2. Institutionalize the Community-Engaged Scholarship Forum (CESF)
  3. Define course attributes that will be used to track community engagement in the curriculum.

Community Engaged Scholarship Forum

Pitt works in close collaboration with hundreds of community partners throughout the city and we celebrate community initiative in the annual Community Engaged Scholarship Forum.

Institutional Progress in Community Engagement

This working group is concerned with developing frameworks necessary to further institutionalize community engagement.

Staff Community of Practice

Pitt is creating a Community of Practice for those who support their unit’s implementation of community engagement.

Community Resources

A collection of resources to assist students, faculty, and staff in their effort to build relationships with external community stakeholders in a mutually reinforcing way.