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Updated Monday, October 19, 2020

Pitt Votes & UCC: Student Support

Pitt Votes
Pitt Votes & the UCC are co-hosting a number of events and supportive drop-in spaces for students to talk about election-related concerns.

Click here to learn more and register in advance!

In Solidarity & Action
The repeated incidents of Black lives being mistreated are deeply disturbing, saddening, infuriating, and a reminder that Black lives remain in peril. As a department within Student Affairs, the UCC is committed to protecting and supporting the well-being of all our students, and we proudly stand in solidarity with them. It is our responsibility to advocate for justice in society and engage in meaningful efforts to dismantle racism and other forms of hate.

These forms of hate have serious impact on our collective mental health. The commonplace nature of these racist incidents has led to an inevitable sense of exhaustion, fear, and numbness, while others may be feeling anger, disgust, and resentment. As we attempt to navigate this challenging reality, we are reminded that in order to stand up against hate and injustice, we all have individual and collective work to do. Our collective fight for justice must be unwavering and unceasing.

The UCC is here to provide support to the Pitt community. Please review our online services and resources to support our BIPOC students and allies.

Online Services & Resources
Racial Trauma & Self-Care Resources
Virtual Wellness Workshops
Virtual Group Counseling
Diversity-Related Resources
Resources for Allies

The University Counseling Center will continue to provide virtual services in High Risk, Elevated and Guarded postures. All offices (including satellite offices and those located in residence halls) will remain closed for in-person services.The UCC offers a variety of virtual services and programs (including Drop-In Services) to meet the needs of our community.

Please continue to take care of your health and wellbeing.

Connecting to Online Services & Resources

  • Therapy Assistance Online resources are available to all students.
  • If you are interested in engaging in UCC services or seeking support for the first time, please utilize Virtual Drop-in Services by contacting 412-648-7930, Monday-Friday from 9a-4p.
  • A number of virtual Wellness Workshops are offered throughout the week for interested students. Please visit our Virtual Workshops page for additional information.
  • Students can now access virtual Let’s Talk sessions. Please visit our Let’s Talk page for additional information.
  • A number of virtual groups are offered throughout the semester. Please visit our Group Counseling page for additional information.
  • Outreach programs and presentations are now being offered virtually. Please visit our Wellness Education & Outreach page for additional information.

If you are in distress, please contact 412-648-7930 x1 to speak directly with an on-call clinician.

For urgent mental health concerns or crises, please contact re:solve Crisis Network at 888-796-8226 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

If you are in an emergency situation and immediate assistance is needed, please call 911.

Additional Resources
University of Pittsburgh’s Public Safety & Emergency Management Website
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health during an Infectious Disease Outbreak
Staying Well While Staying In
Mental Health & Coping during COVID-19