Our Purpose

The Difference We Make

We improve lives and communities—at every scale—by creating knowledge and leveraging our expertise to tackle some of society’s greatest and most pressing challenges.

Pitt is a powerful force for good, and our effort to improve lives—near and far—never ends.

How are we changing lives for the better? We are:

  • Extending networks and supports to help students graduate on time, secure meaningful employment and realize early career success.
  • Enhancing the professional trajectories and personal success of our alumni.
  • Fueling economic development throughout the region and economic growth throughout the commonwealth.
  • Collaborating with communities—near and far—to improve outcomes and opportunities for their residents.

For additional details on how we are advancing these objectives, read the full strategic plan.