Here at Pitt, we truly appreciate all the hard work and long hours that our faculty and staff put in, and we recognize that it is never easy to find a balance with the demands of a career and a family and personal life.

As an institution, we are committed to helping our most important resources – our people. We believe that balancing achievement and happiness can require assistance. For that reason, we offer a variety of programs, services and resources that can help you to find a healthy balance between work and the rest of your life. 

University Child Development Center (UCDC)

UCDC serves the University community by enrolling children of staff, faculty, and students.  The NAEYC-accredited and PA Keystone Star 4A facility follows the PA Early Learning Standards and provides high quality early childhood programs/child care for children ranging in age from six weeks through five years of age.  The Center is open from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, offering either full-time (5 days per week) or part-time (2 or 3 days per week) care.  Learn More »

Employee Mental Health Resources

This resource list was compiled by the Mental Wellness Task Force of the Benefits and Welfare Committee of the University of Pittsburgh Senate.  We hope that the resources and services identified here will help Pitt employees who are either mentally ill or assisting mentally ill relatives.  If you have ideas for additional mental health resources or services that you would like to have available as a Pitt employee, please contact the task force in care of Linda Tashbook tashbook@pitt.edu

Wellness for Life

The focus of the Wellness for Life program, which includes health & wellness initiatives and incentives, is to encourage proactive healthcare management for its faculty and staff members as well as their family members.  Learn More »

Mental Wellness Task Force Lunch and Learn Series

The Mental Wellness Task Force kicks‐off its brown bag lunch and learn series in the spring

2015 semester with three programs by Dr. Bruce Rabin, Medical Director of the UPMC Healthy

Lifestyle Program. Learn more about Dr. Rabin.

Health & Wellness

As a University of Pittsburgh employee, your physical and mental health is our priority. Along with our comprehensive and affordable medical benefits plans, we offer various programs to help you get in shape, quit smoking, seek assistance for stress management and obtain healthy foods, along with meeting other health and wellness needs. Learn More » 

Caring for Family at All Stages of Life

Just as you are a part of our Pitt family, we care about your family’s well-being. We have many resources available for family care throughout all stages of life: from a healthy pregnancy to caring for an aging parent. Learn More » 


Working at Pitt comes with more perks than just the great benefits! We provide discounts on everything from cell phone plans to real estate purchases to symphony tickets.  Learn More » 

Giving Back to the Community

Situated in the diverse urban neighborhood of Oakland, Pitt works hard to partner with our neighbors. We promote civic engagement through building bridges and developing sustainable partnerships as part of University community outreach efforts. Learn More » 

Enjoying Life Outside of Work

Life isn't just about work! Here are some recommendations for you and your family to enjoy outside of the office. Learn More »