The transition from high school to college is different for each student. Pitt offers a variety of academic, professional, and social services to ensure success for our students.

A list of scholarships for diversity students is on our website, and we also have programs designed especially for our minority student population that allow you to excel academically and feel connected to the University. These programs are offered by various University of Pittsburgh academic and student affairs departments. We encourage you to explore their web sites for additional details:



Pitt’s Cross Cultural and Leadership Development (CCLD) is a place where students, particularly underrepresented groups of students, can seek support and guidance as they pursue their in and out of the classroom experiences and education on the pathway to graduation from the University of Pittsburgh. Numerous student organizations are housed in CCLD and align with the CCLD mission to assist in the development of students through programs that increase cultural awareness and subsequently their understanding, cultural competencies, as well as to help them become more socially responsible.

The University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center (UCC) is the primary mental health service for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh. The UCC offers a variety of mental health services to students utilizing a short-term, time limited approach, including assessment, counseling and psychotherapy services (individual, group, and couples), and psychiatric services.