Active Minds is a national 501(c)3 organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. We are changing the culture on campuses and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training to the next generation.
Through campus-wide events and national programs, Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surronds mental health issues and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues on campuses nationwide" (www.activeminds.org).
The Pitt-Greensburg chapter wants to urge our students to think of mental health like dental health; it requires proper maintenance, regular check-ups, repair of damage or injury and preventative care.
The Pitt-Greensburg Allies Network provides a visible source of support and information for sexual minorities. While other minority individuals usually can identify role models and mentors, the relative invisibility of sexual and gender diversity makes it more difficult for GLBTQA (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied) members of a university community to figure out where they can safely turn for similar support.
The Allies Network identifies individuals who can provide those resources. Upon completion of the training, staff and faculty can choose to take an Allies Network sign for their office wall or door. To find an Allies Network member, look for the rainbow paw print sign! Like us on Facebook!
Allies Network Training and educational resources can be accessed here.
Asian Cultures Club
This club is not currently active. Please contact Al Thiel if you are interested in more information.
Christian Fellowship Club
The Christian Fellowship Club gathers weekly and participates and plans other events on and off campus.
Diversity Student Coalition (DSC)
This organization is dedicated to engaging and involving students of different races and ethnicities in campus and community issues.
We are committed to uniting different cultures and races on campus and voicing every student’s ideas and thoughts. This organization is also dedicated to stimulating knowledge and interest of campus issues and to promoting debates, talks, fundraiser ideas, volunteering, activities, and other events at the university. Please contact Al Thiel for more information.
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
Pitt-Greensburg's Gay-Straight Alliance is an organization that fosters a comfortable, safe, confidential and nondiscriminatory atmosphere of awareness and acceptance to all individuals. This club provides University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg's student body with valuable and viable resources such as meetings, events, discussions and guest speakers, and partnered organizations to help vitalize and establish education and awareness of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning and Allied community. We work to insure that all individuals of the student body at Pitt-Greensburg, regardless of orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, will be provided with an experience of equality, without prejudice, persecution, or intolerance.
The Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) is dedicated to bringing awareness to the Pitt-Greensburg community regarding sexuality and acceptance. We plan to sponsor regular events, discussions, retreats and community service opportunities.
Middle Eastern Club
The Middle Eastern Club is one which aspires to give people a view of the wonderful culture the Middle East has to provide. The purpose of the club is to promote diversity and show others the richness of the Middle Eastern culture. Please contact Al Thiel for more information.
The Spanish club holds varies Spanish cultural related events open to the campus community, including salsa dancing, international food day, and Mardi Gras. The purpose of this club is to bring awareness and cultural activities to the campus community.
You can find more information on any of the clubs listed and find out how to join here.
Local and National Resources
Blackburn Center actively advocates for the rights of all people to live free from violence and oppression in their homes and communities and provides supportive services to survivors of all forms of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Church Angel makes it easy for you to find a church in your area. It is also easy to add a church not listed.
The mission of Mental Health America is to transform lives by promoting mental health, wellness and recovery for individuals, families and communities through education, advocacy and services.
The mission of the NAACP is to improve the political, educational, social and economic status of minority groups: to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse affects of racial discrimination; and to take all lawful action to secure its elimination, consistent with the efforts of the national organization and in conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of the Association, its Constitution and By-Laws and as directed by the National Board of Directors.
PERSAD CENTER is a human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) communities, and the HIV/AIDS communities. We serve our target populations and their loved ones, cradle to grave, across western Pennsylvania, with service centers in Pittsburgh, Washington and Erie Pennsylvania.
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Westmoreland County (PA) LGBTQ Interfaith Network is a group of people who affirm the spirituality of all LGBTQ people and their friends and allies.
The YWCA’s International Women’s Group welcomes women of all nationalities to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The international Women’s Group provides a meeting place for women to meet, develop friendships, share and learn about the United States, improve their English and become a part of their new community.
The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.