This guide is provided by the University Library System in partnership with members of the Campus Basic Needs Committee and is intended to provided links to resources and options for services to explore. We do not provide medical or legal support. Please note that these links do not imply endorsement and are provided for informational purposes only.
For immediate or emergency assistance:
Below is a list of free services and resources available at the library designed to assist students, staff, and faculty at Pitt.
Strengthening Our Safety Net for Students
Many University of Pittsburgh students face significant financial obstacles to getting their basic needs—food, shelter, healthcare--met. Support is available, but gaining access to it can be challenging. In this interactive session, students, faculty, staff, and alumni who were first-generation college students will discuss the challenges they faced and how their socio-economic status limited their ability to fully participate in campus life. Then, based on the issues identified, attendees will discuss ways to both identify and promote existing services, and create new resources to help fill the gaps.