History and Mission
The Pitt Alumni Association, which serves all 318,000+ Pitt alumni, was founded in 1866.
Cathedral of Learning and Forbes Field
The Pitt Alumni Association is your lifetime connection to Pitt and the voice of more than 318,000 living alumni worldwide. We invite and encourage Pitt graduates to stay connected to the University and each other through active participation in the Pitt Alumni Association.
The alumni Board of Directors, our valued volunteers, and dedicated staff work together to provide opportunities for alumni to get together through various sponsored events and volunteer opportunities. Pitt is also well represented by the many clubs and councils located in the U.S. and abroad who promote their pride in the University and want to ensure that its legacy continues to grow stronger every year.
Our mission and vision, values, and strategic priorities for the future are shared below.
Mission and Vision
The mission of the Pitt Alumni Association is to engage and enrich alumni and students and to support the advancement of the University of Pittsburgh. The vision for the Association is to be the gateway for a global network of alumni and students who champion the University and each other.
With respect for each other and our rich traditions, the Pitt Alumni Association embraces as core values:
- Relationships, and
To advance our mission and vision, we have defined a set of strategic priorities that will be the foundation of our plan to strengthen the Pitt alumni community and the contributions it will make to the continual advancement of the University of Pittsburgh.
These priorities are to:
- Engage alumni
- Build alumni community strength
- Enhance student alumni experience
- Build effective partnerships, and
- Manage the growth of the Association.
We welcome you to view our complete Strategic Planning Framework, which includes details on the Strategic Priorities outlined above.