Student Civic Engagement Council
The Student Civic Engagement Council’s (SCEC) mission
is to enrich student civic engagement opportunities with local Pittsburgh communities and neighborhoods.
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.
SCEC is actively recruiting new students to join the Council for the 23-24 school year!
Interested applicants can sign up to attend an information session to learn more about our programs.
Click here to sign up for an information session.
Applications to join SCEC close on Monday, March 13th, 2023.
Click here to apply.
SCEC Members 2022-23!
Hello! My name is Noor Ahmad (she/her) and I am a senior majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Chemistry and getting a certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. I joined SCEC to get involved with different types of service opportunities and become more civically engaged in Pittsburgh. I’m passionate about issues relating to healthcare equity and serving with groups helping educate less privileged children. SCEC helped me meet people who share the same values as me and have helped me grow immensely in both a personal and professional level.
Hello! My name is Natalie Frank (she/her) and I am a senior majoring in Urban Studies and Anthropology, minoring in Political Science, and getting a certificate in Public and Professional Writing. I joined SCEC to make meaningful relationships with the Pittsburgh community and work with like-minded peers who share my same passion for service. I am passionate about issues relating to the environment and food insecurity. This is my second year on SCEC and I look forward to continuing to learn from and work with my peers and the Pittsburgh community to foster civic engagement opportunities for students!
Hi! My name is Alex Morton (she/her), and I am a sophomore studying Global Management and Finance with a certificate in Leadership and Ethics. I joined SCEC as a way to give to others in the Pittsburgh community through service while working with peers that share a passion for community engagement and service. Having the opportunity to create and facilitate campus-wide projects and to get other students excited about service is extremely rewarding to me.
Hi! My name is Ali Aslam (he/him). I am a senior majoring in Psychology. I joined SCEC to help smaller communities in the Pittsburgh area that tend to be outside the conversation. As the child of two immigrants, I understand firsthand the importance of community programs that distribute resources and manpower in an equitable and inclusive manner. Being able to engage with these local neighborhoods hands-on is such a rewarding and enriching experience!
Hi! My name is Connor Menzel (he/him), and I am a senior majoring in physics and math. I joined the SCEC this year because I wanted to become more involved in promoting civic engagement on campus and encouraging students to give back to their communities. This kind of work has always interested me, but joining the SCEC has given me the opportunity to really explore what I am passionate about. I also wanted to learn as much as I could about Pittsburgh and the countless communities that make it up, and the SCEC gives me a chance to do so.
Hello! My name is Selina Chiang (she/her) and I am a sophomore majoring in economics. I joined SCEC because I wanted to be a part of bridging collaboration and communication across the university and local Pittsburgh community. I wanted to work together on meaningful change to make an impact on the lives of people today and in the future.
Hi! My name is Haliyat Oshodi (she/her) and I am a junior majoring in public health. I joined SCEC because I want to be more civically engaged with the communities I advocate for. Community service is also important in the public health field and SCEC will prepare me for my future endeavors.
Hello! My name is Kayla (she/they) and I am a senior studying Psychology and GSWS. I am very passionate about service and fighting for equality. My professional goal is to eventually combine my passions to create a non-profit organization centered around providing counseling and services for LGBTQIA+ youth. I joined SCEC to gain resources, experience, and connections for this dream to be realized. As a member of SCEC I am able to focus on service projects that I connect to and can build upon my relationship with Pittsburgh communities all while participating in volunteer opportunities that I love.
Hi! My name is Sarah Siddiqui (she/her), and I am a sophomore Sociology major with a certificate in Global Health at Pitt. I joined SCEC because I am very passionate about civic engagement, and I want to work to promote it on campus. This is my first year on SCEC, and I am so excited to work with the rest of the team this year.