ABOUT US . . .
Welcome to the Office of Community and Governmental Relations (CGR) at the University of Pittsburgh. CGR is the primary institutional point of contact for federal government and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania related matters for all University of Pittsburgh campuses. In addition, CGR is the primary 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, as well as executive orders and proposed regulations that have the potential to impact the University. It also serves as source of information, advice, and assistance to individuals and entities within the University community seeking federal grants to support research projects, input on pending legislation, and contact with members of the legislative and executive branches.
This office has the responsibility of building relationships based on trust and credibility with neighboring and regional community organizations, legislative and executive branch representatives, establishing and maintaining communication, and collaborating with various governmental and institutional entities on community issues. CGR serves as a resource point of contact by bringing the resources of the University to the entities we interact with to assist them in solving issues that have been identified. 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.
The University of Pittsburgh Commonwealth Relations serves as the University's liaison with state government..
Community Relations manages the complex interactions between the University and neighborhood organizations, community development corporations, residents of Oakland and of adjacent neighborhoods, institutional partners, local businesses, public agencies, governmental entities and 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.