About Us

At Penn State Center Pittsburgh, we create opportunities for mutually beneficial campus-to-community connections. By providing a bridge between the Pittsburgh region and Penn State’s extensive resources, we work to address local needs and support sustainable neighborhoods and communities.

We are located in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District, adjacent to the city’s Golden Triangle, in the LEED Platinum certified Energy Innovation Center. Our offices are home to the Center’s staff, as well as staff from Allegheny County Extension, PennTAP, Penn State World Campus, and the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council.

Our programs provide a positive impact for local Pittsburgh high school students, community-based organizations, as well as local governments, businesses, and residents. Our efforts extend far beyond our location in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, reaching the surrounding neighborhoods and communities, local Penn State Commonwealth campuses, and University Park.

We strive to always abide by the following Penn State values:

Integrity
We act with integrity and honesty in accordance with the highest academic, professional, and ethical standards.

Respect
We respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse, and foster a diverse and inclusive community.

Responsibility
We act responsibly, and we are accountable for our decisions, actions, and their consequences.

Discovery
We seek and create new knowledge and understanding, and foster creativity and innovation, for the benefit of our communities, society, and the environment.

Excellence
We strive for excellence in all our endeavors as individuals, an institution, and a leader in higher education.

Community
We work together for the betterment of our University, the communities we serve, and the world.