Community Relations and Civic Engagement

Honor Roll

The Office of Community Relations and Civic Engagement is a bridge connecting the Greater Johnstown community with Pitt-Johnstown’s faculty, staff, and students. This newly established department was created in direct response to needs identified as part of Pitt-Johnstown’s recent strategic planning process. The office works to develop, sustain, and enhance programming that has a positive community impact and engages the Pitt-Johnstown community in service.

Our services include:

  • Supporting and selecting appropriate initiatives that improve the Greater Johnstown community.
  • Supporting civic participation and greater engagement by our campus in local and regional communities.
  • Strengthening partnerships with local and regional organizations that enhance the Greater Johnstown community.
  • Identifying and publicizing key ways the university is contributing to the community’s progress.
  • Developing and offering signature programs including the Great Americans Day Citizenship Forum, Pitt-Johnstown @ Your Service Week, PITT-nic in the Park, the LearningPLUS Program, and the Help, Understanding, Guidance, and Support (HUGS) Program.

Community Relations and Civic Engagement
G-61 Student Union
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Johnstown, PA  15904

Bob KnippleExecutive Director
Voice: 814-269-7072


President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

At Pitt-Johnstown, we are proud to have been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  This distinction recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships.  To learn more about now Pitt-Johnstown is giving back to the community, click here.