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Pitt and Community Assistance Resources

A resource list for students seeking housing, health and/or food assistance at the University of Pittsburgh.

Free stock photo of hands, people, ground, groupThis 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:

  • In a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.
  • In a crisis situation, at any time of the day or night, you can reach a trained professional through the University Counseling Center’s 24/7 hotline (412-648-7930 ) or through the resolve Crisis Services (1-888-796-8226).
  • In addition, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides support 24/7 by calling 1-800-273-8255. (TTY - Dial 800-799-4889; Voice/Caption Phone - Dial 800-273-8255)

Oakland Campus Links


Resources from the Library

Below is a list of free services and resources available at the library designed to assist students, staff, and faculty at Pitt.

Past Event

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.

This event was presented by the Open Door Project, TRIO Student Support Services, and the University Library System.