Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Active Minds

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.

Allies Network

The Pitt-Greensburg Allies Network provides a visible source of support and information for individuals whose sexual or gender identity is underrepresented. While other underrepresented individuals usually can identify role models and mentors, the relative invisibility of sexual and gender diversity makes it more difficult for LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) members of a university community to figure out where they can safely turn for similar support. 

The Allies Network identifies and trains individuals to 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

Anime and Japanese Culture Club

The Anime and Japanese Culture Club is a group for those who express interest in anything pertaining to anime or manga. This club also goes further and looks at the various cultural and historical perspectives of Japan and other East Asian places.

Asian Cultures Club

This club is not currently active. Please contact Al Thiel if you are interested in more information.

Black Student Union (BSU)

The Black Student Union (BSU) works to promote the cultural, educational, political, and social needs of black students. They are dedicated to converging the black student body into a more united and positive union.

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.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

Pitt-Greensburg's Gender and Sexuality 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 LGBTQIA+ community. We work to guarantee 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.

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La Femme

La Femme talks about the issues that women are facing in today's world, including, domestic violence, teen pregnancies, rape culture, sexism/gender bias, and the debate over women's rights. They also discuss how they can educate others and make a change.

Middle Eastern Club

This club is not currently active. Please contact Al Thiel if you are interested in more information. 

Spanish Club

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.

Mental Health America of Westmoreland County transforms lives by promoting mental health, wellness and recovery for individuals, families and communities through education, advocacy and services.

NAACP Greensburg-Jeannette improves 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 (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Greensburg 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 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).

Westmoreland Diversity Coalition creates, through advocacy and education, an atmosphere of understanding and unity in Westmoreland County where all people feel welcome.

Westmoreland GLBTQ Interfaith Network is a group of people who affirm the spirituality of all LGBTQ people and their friends and allies.

YWCA 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.

YWCA Racial Justice Events is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.