SCEC

Student Civic Engagement Council

Overview

The Student Civic Engagement Council (SCEC) mission is to provide University of Pittsburgh students with the opportunity to engage their talents with local communities and neighborhoods to support and promote civic engagement, community service, and social justice.

 

In 2014, the SCEC was launched under the direction of the Office of PittServes, signaling the commitment of the University to community engagement and student development. The SCEC was created to challenge and support students to be engaged citizens in their communities and be active parts of support in building a culture of service for the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Our vision is to see students engage in meaningful, productive service projects while learning and improving their personal outlook on service and the communities we serve.

Our values include:

    • Community engagement
    • Academic enrichment
    • Leadership and action
    • Personal development
    • Humility

 

Katelyn Bailey
Hey everyone! I'm currently a senior in CGS majoring in Public Service and Administration with certificates in Public and Professional Writing and National Preparedness and Homeland Security. Throughout my I am very passionate about service, especially when it comes to disaster preparedness and relief. I joined the SCEC because I wanted to be involved with people who were just as passionate about service as I am. I also want to help students find service and outreach opportunities that they are passionate about. Throughout this year, I hope to learn more about the Pittsburgh community and develop my leadership and civic engagement skills so I can continue my passion in service for all the years to come.
Lalit Molleti
Hello! My name is Lalit and I'm a senior studying Asian Studies, Psychology, and Korean on the pre-Med track. I'm passionate in understanding how culture can influence and shape the conversation of healing and growth within community settings. To that end, I'm work with immigrant, refugee, and other diverse populations. This year I'm excited to learn about more communities in Pittsburgh and how to strengthen the communities through understanding the cultures of the community.
Katya Slozina
Hey! My name is Katya and I'm a junior studying Civil Engineering. I'm passionate about sustainability and sustainable innovation, as well as primary education. I believe good and fair education is an important factor in reducing systemic inequality and raising socially conscious adults. I'm the Service Chair of Theta Phi Alpha sorority and love the feeling of being surrounded by empowering, strong women. Women's rights and empowerment are really meaningful to me and I try to incorporate them into my every day life, as well as my service projects. I joined SCEC with the hope of making service more accessible, fun and meaningful for students on campus; I want people to be able to volunteer their time with organizations whose mission means something to them. This year I hope to learn more Pittsburgh and its different communities.
Khadajah Muhammad
Hi, name’s Khadajah Muhammad, I am a junior and political science major working on a global studies certificate in the peace, conflict, and security concentration. I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and as a freshman I joined Jumpstart in an effort to explore Pittsburgh as well as my campus more while also serving a community. I joined SCEC with that idea in mind and also with the idea to help create more opportunities for other students to volunteer and lend their time to service opportunities whether it is on campus or off.
Sean Steinle
Hello! My name is Sean Steinle and I'm a sophomore studying Linguistics and Computer Science. My service passion is ensuring equal access to women's healthcare, but I love volunteering with fellow students in general. I enjoy volunteering because it provides a new and critically important perspective on issues from the ground level, as well as for the connections you make along the way. I joined the Student Civic Engagement Council to further foster these relationships both within the University but also in the Pittsburgh community, where I was raised. I'm looking forward to learning how to best involve people, and how to connect people to their passions.
Eric Chiu
Hello! My name is Eric Chiu and I am a junior studying Rehabilitation Sciences with a minor in Chemistry and certificate in Pathokinesiology. I am passionate about many areas of service but some of my top interests are environmental preservation and working with children. I also love working with animals! I joined SCEC because I wanted to learn more about the city of Pittsburgh and provide students an opportunity to do the same through meaningful service. I look forward to working with many passionate and like-minded people this year! I hope to broaden my knowledge of service in areas that I’m less experienced in. I also hope to learn more about Pittsburgh as a whole!
Caitlyn Crowder
Hi! My name is Caitlyn and I’m a junior majoring in Psychology and Sociology with a certificate in Nonprofit Management. I have been volunteering sporadically since middle school, but college is where I’ve truly been able to cultivate this passion. I am particularly passionate about issues involving education, mental health reform, criminal justice reform, and environmental preservation. I joined SCEC because I have a passion for service work, and I wanted to network/make connections. Also, I think it’s very motivating to work around like-minded individuals. During my time on SCEC I hope to further develop my professional and leadership skills as well as inspire others to get involved in an area their passionate in.
Abigail Kallmyer
Hi! My name is Abigail Kallmyer, and I am a sophomore nursing major with a French minor. I am passionate about serving those who live below the poverty line, particularly children, and those who don’t have access to adequate healthcare. With SCEC, I hope to gain a platform to be able to learn, grow, and impact the Pittsburgh community in a fruitful way!
Dylan Sloat
Hi there! My name is Dylan and I am a Junior studying Political Science and Economics, with a minor in History. I was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, specifically being from Cranberry Township which is about 30 minutes north of the city. I joined SCEC because it is a great opportunity to be able to continually develop a culture of service on campus by providing students with opportunities to serve communities in a variety of meaningful ways. Throughout my time on SCEC I look forward to connecting with students, gaining a deeper understanding of communities throughout Pittsburgh, and learning as much as I can about what we all can do to better serve our communities.