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Student Organizations

There are seven multifaceted student groups at Pitt Public Health under the eighth umbrella organization, the Student Government Association, of which all Pitt Public Health students are automatically members: 

  • Association of Women in Public Health
  • Doctoral Student Organization
  • Global Health Student Association
  • Health Policy and Management Association
  • Minority Student Organization
  • Public Health Fitness and Recreation Organization
  • Student Public Health Epidemic Response Effort

There are also a wide variety of University-level student organizations, many of which have graduate and professional students among their members and including the Graduate and Professional Student Government

School Governance

Participate in schoolwide governance through service on key committees, like the Pitt Public Health Council, Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee, Diversity Committee, Safety Committee, Planning and Budget Committee, or MPH Committee. Students serve one-year terms and are selected at the beginning of each academic year. E-mail if you're interested in serving. 

Professional Organizations


The American Public Health Association's Student Assembly is the nation's largest student-led organization dedicated to furthering the development of the next generation of professionals in public health and health-related disciplines. 

Student discounts may apply at many organizations. Other opportunities include: 

  • Alumni Association for Health Administration
  • American Public Health Association
  • Delta Omega
  • Pennsylvania Public Health Association
  • University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association
  • Pitt chapter of Toastmasters

Check with your department for other ideas of professional organizations offering student memberships. 

Sources of Information

Pitt Email and Student Listserv

Make sure you're checking (or forwarding) your Pitt e-mail! This is where you will receive all school publications as well as other important messages from the school, your department, and the Office of Student Affairs. 

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead is a weekly compilation of Pitt Public Health, University, and community events and deadlines sent between Thursday evening and Friday morning. 

Things to Know

Things to Know is a bi-weekly list of announcements and iniatives including policy changes, scholarships, internships and fellowships, student organization information, courses, career services, and graduation updates. 

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We're eager to hear about the successes of our students (and faculty, alumni, and staff!). Visit so we can share your story. 

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Getting To Know Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a city on the move - environmentally, economically, and culturally. Although known in the past as the smoky city, recent decades have introduced dramatic changes in industry and economy. 

Now we enjoy the best of the old and the new. As a matter of fact, Pittsburgh often ranks in the top U.S. cities and has one of the lowest crime rates of any major metropolitan area. 

We can't possibly list all the great hot spots for music, sports, history, shopping, dance, film, spoken work, architecture, biking, theater, international food, art, wilderness, thrifting, festivals, and locally grown produce. But we can suggest a few websites as a starting place for discovering your own favorite spots in the city. 


Pitt students have lots of ways to get around this great town. And your Pitt ID gives you access for free! 

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