Existing Pitt Communities

Why not join an existing Pitt Community for faculty and staff here at Pitt!

Chinese Affinity Group (CAG)

Chinese & Chinese American Employee Group at University of Pittsburgh. They provide a platform for social networking and career development, as well as work improvement and balance in life.  They enhance productivity and positivity, and attract and retain talented Chinese & Chinese American employees.  Activities include social gatherings and sports, career and professional development, and Chinese culture preservation & expansion efforts, etc. If interested in joining, please email Xia Li at xial@pitt.edu


Equipoise is the University of Pittsburgh’s affinity group for Black/African-American faculty and staff with the mission to advance the talents and strengths of Black/African-American faculty and staff, with a focus on networking, mentorship/sponsorship, recruitment and retention, and professional advancement. If interested in joining, please email Ronald Idoko at ronald.Idoko@ia.pitt.edu and Steven Jones at smj46@pitt.edu.

Hispanic and Latino Professional Association (HLPA)

HLPA is a professional network for Hispanic Latino Faculty & Staff at Pitt.  Allies and Grad Students are welcome.  Three (3) primary areas of focus of HLPA (1) Provide a forum for understanding issues of concern to the Hispanic Latino academic community (2) Assist the University in recruiting and retaining Hispanic Latino students, faculty and staff (3) Provide networking and professional development opportunities for Hispanic Latino faculty and staff.  If you are interested in joining, please email Doreen Hernandez at edoreen@pitt.edu.

Pitt Queer Professionals (PQP)

The mission of the LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group at the University of Pittsburgh is to promote the professional and social development of LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty and advocate for the needs of our community. Our main goals and objectives are (1) To provide support for the recruitment and retention of LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff (2) To continuously assess the campus climate as it pertains to the LGBTQIA+ community (3) To engage in dialogue with upper administration concerning LGBTQIA+ issues (4) To voice the multi-faceted concerns and needs of LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff. If you are interested in joining, please email Michael Campbell at m.p.campbell@pitt.edu.

Veterans Affinity Group

The Veterans Affinity Group facilitates the inclusion of veterans, military members, and their families into the University Community by supporting recruitment, retention, comradery, and ongoing success in collaboration with like minded organizations.  If you are interested in joining and being a part of the group, please email Commander Shawn Ellies at sellies@pitt.edu.

Women's Affinity Group

The group is still in it's planning and developing phase.  If you are interested in joining and being a part of the group, please email EJ Milarski-Veenis at meleanor@pitt.edu.

We want our Pitt Communities to grow!

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