Habitat for Humanity

Pitt-Greensburg Habitat for Humanity ChapterThe Pitt-Greensburg Habitat for Humanity campus chapter was chartered in the fall of 2006. Since then, we have been actively working with our local affiliate, Central Westmoreland HFH, and supporting the mission of Habitat International and our local affiliate by:

  • Advocating for simple, decent, affordable housing and increasing awareness of the problem of substandard housing.
  • Educating the campus and local communities about Habitat's mission and work.
  • Building homes in partnership with Central Westmoreland HFH and our various Collegiate Challenge Habitat affiliates.
  • Fundraising to support the mission of HFH International and that of our local affiliate.

Habitat for Humanity International

Is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry. Habitat seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.

Collegiate Challenge

The Collegiate Challenge program encourages students across the country to volunteer their spring breaks. Students work on a Habitat home at a location that is typically far from home. Since 2004, students at Pitt-Greensburg have taken part in the alternative spring break. To date, the campus chapter has traveled to locations in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Each year, the trip destination is announced in late October. Applications are typically available for the alternative Spring Break trip in early November. To inquire about participating in our Collegiate Challenge trip, email upg.hfh@gmail.com.

Join Our Mailing List

Send an email to upg.hfh@gmail.com, and we'll add you to our mailing list. Students, staff, and faculty who are on our mailing list will be among the first to find out about volunteer opportunities with Habitat.