SORC Support Services

Purchasing

Student organizations have the ability to access the SORC credit card. This credit card, also known as the OneCard, can be used for online purchases or purchases made over the phone. Student organization Business Managers and/or Presidents may make purchases during the following hours. For in-person hours please visit us in the SORC (833 WPU). For virtual hours, please make an appointment.

Mondays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (In Person)
Tuesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Virtual)
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (In Person)
Thursday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Virtual)
Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (In Person)

Presidents and Business Managers may also make an appointment to come into the office outside of these hours by emailing sorc2@pitt.edu.

Photocopying

Registered student organizations are eligible for photocopying services in the SORC. View our photocopying policy.

Office Supplies

Registered student organizations are eligible to receive certain office supplies, free of charge. The amount indicated is per semester, unless otherwise noted.

Mailing Services

The SORC provides free mailing services via United States Postal Service (USPS) for your student organization. Your organization can receive up to 200 free envelopes. View our mailing services policy.

Emergency Student Loan

The Emergency Student Loan (ESL) program administered through the SORC is intended to assist students in overcoming minor financial emergencies. Loan applications can be submitted by filling out the form below. A picture of your valid Pitt ID must be attached to the application in order for it to be processed.

Emergency Student Loan Application

*Any full scholarship student athletes must have prior authorization before applying for an Emergency Student Loan.

Loan Criteria
  • Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled students carrying 6 or more credits during the term in which they are applying.  Over the summer months, eligible applicants must be enrolled for 6 or more credits during any of the summer sessions or the fall semester.
  • Eligible applicants should not have any financial holds on their University account.
  • Students enrolled in their last term at the University of Pittsburgh must apply for this loan prior to the final tuition bill for that term is issued.
  • Complete repayment of any previous Emergency Student Loan is necessary for new loans to be approved.
  • The maximum amount any loan may be approved for is $300.00.
  • Loans are repayable in monthly installments up to a MAXIMUM of 3 MONTHS coinciding with the PittPay billing cycle set forth by the Student Payment Center.
  • Loans must be paid in full prior to graduation.
  • Failure to repay your loan as agreed upon may result in the holding of your transcript or diploma and not being permitted to register for future terms.
  • A two to three business day processing time is required.