Service to Others

Service to Others Logo "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead


The OCC program will provide students with the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding and respect for community standards, make meaningful contributions to society, and participate in various community service initiatives.

Students will be asked to review the University's Academic Integrity Policy, commit to the Pitt Promise, and honor the Student Code of Conduct. Opportunities also exist for students to make direct contributions to the campus community by, for instance:

  • Serving as a volunteer service coordinator in a residence hall
  • Becoming a peer educator

Ways to Get Involved

Service Organizations - Pitt also offers a host of on-campus community service organizations, including the Student Volunteer Outreach (SVO), an organization that sponsors important community outreach programs like Jumpstart, America Reads, Alternative Spring Break, and Project Oakland.

PMADD - Students can also partake in Pitt Make a Difference Day (PMADD) which is a University wide initiative that began in 2008. Starting in the morning and extending into the afternoon, over 2, 800 University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff participate in a number of service activities.

The Service to Others goal encourages students to be better equipped to understand the necessity of civic engagement and to ultimately develop a heightened social conscience.