This office has the responsibility for building relationships based on trust and credibility with neighboring and regional community organizations, establishing and maintaining meaningful lines of communication, partnering or collaborating with various governmental or institutional entities on community issues of common interest. CGR serves as a resource point of contact for by bringing the resources of the University to community organizations to assist them in problem solving issues that have been identified by the community. These resources include research, clinical and academic programming, service performed by volunteers through the Faculty and Staff in Service to Community, student volunteer organizations, or through student internships provided by various academic units.
ABOUT US . . .
Welcome to the Office of Community and Governmental Relations (CGR) at the University of Pittsburgh. This office is the institutional point of contact for federal government and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania related matters for all University of Pittsburgh campuses. In addition, CGR is the institutional contact for County of Allegheny, City of Pittsburgh and community organization matters for the Pittsburgh campus. CGR advises and consults within the University with respect to federal, state and local legislation, executive orders and proposed regulations that have the potential to impact the University. It also serves as source of information and advice and assistance to individuals and organizations within the University community seeking federal grants to support research projects.
The University of Pittsburgh Commonwealth Relations serves as the University's liaison with state government..
The Community Relations office manages the complex interactions of the University with neighborhood organizations, community development corporations, residents of adjacent neighborhoods, institutional partners, local businesses, public agencies and governmental entities including the Pittsburgh Public Schools.
The University of Pittsburgh Office of Federal Relations is the federal lobbying and advocacy arm of Community and Governmental Relations.
Local Governmental Relations is responsible for governmental activities between the University of Pittsburgh and the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. It is the University's principal source of information on city and county governmental matters and is the institutional point of contact for local governments.
Pitt Advocates is a network of alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends who share a commitment to higher education and to the University of Pittsburgh. Volunteers communicate to elected officials Pitt's accomplishments, goals, needs, and the importance of supporting an outstanding teaching and research institution.