PittServes is a University-wide initiative that engages students in meaningful service to the community on a local, national and international scale. Our focus on sustainability, education and community development allows us to increase student community service and broaden our impact as a university. Visit the PittServes Volunteer Portal to learn more about ways to be involved in one-time or re-occurring service projects, start your own service initiatives, or engage as a community partner.
PittServes is a catalyst for students and communities to engage in action that creates impactful change.
To achieve resilient and equitable communities and inspire civically minded individuals.
Advocacy: We strive to amplify the voices of our community.
Collaboration: We believe in inclusive, mutually-beneficial, respectful and reciprocal relationships.
Disruption: We provide the tools to challenge and change preconceived systems.
Education: We encourage critical learning through the expansion of knowledge
Engagement: We create, promote and engage in ethical, meaningful action.
Humility: We acknowledge the importance of the past and cultural injustices to inform our actions to create a better future.
Innovation & Creativity: We support innovative and diverse ideas by creating space and connections.
Transparency: We build trust by practicing open and honest communication.
Social Justice: We value the understanding of the importance of equity and access in our work and communities.
Sustainability: We work towards a world that is environmentally resilient, socially just, and economically stable.