Social wellness is the result of creating a personal support network of family and friends, having positive, frequent interactions with others, and simply enjoying life. This might be easier for some to do and more encouraged in certain situations, but it is still important to find which social outlets work for you. Events like the annual Faculty & Staff Picnic are easy ways to connect with the Pitt community, while volunteering with Pitt Cares and PittServes and enjoying our PittPerks program, gives you a chance to connect with your neighbors outside of Pitt. With friends, family, or on your own, you can start your journey to enhance your social wellness at Pitt.
Social Wellness Resources
PittPerks: The PittPerks program gives faculty, staff, and their families the opportunity to enjoy life outside of work. In addition to voluntary benefits available to add to current plans, PittPerks also offers discounts for on- and off-campus activities, Pitt Arts and the Pittsburgh Symphony, movie tickets, and more.
Affinity Groups: Affinity groups at Pitt are a great way to connect and network with others in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Affinity groups are open to many different interests, cultures, and values. If you are interested in joining an existing affinity group or creating your own, visit the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in person or online for more information.
Pitt Commons: Pitt Commons is an online networking and mentoring platform exclusively for Pitt staff, faculty, students, and alumni. Create a profile, network and make connections, find mentors/mentees, join groups based on common interests, and more.
Diversity Resources: Resources are available for faculty, staff, and students who want to connect with their community, create stronger relationships, and learn more about themselves. Resources are open, but are not limited, to the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals with disabilities, Hispanics and Latinos/as, and veterans.
The journey to social wellness is strengthened by creating lasting connections with friends, family, and your community. These connections can be made by joining a volunteer or advocate program, networking with colleagues at the University Club and through the Staff Council at Pitt, and enjoying annual Pitt events for faculty, staff, and students, including the faculty & staff picnic and career fairs. You can also connect with Pitt and the Office of Human Resources by exploring our brand new social page.