Serving others is woven deeply into Duquesne's Spiritan mission, rich history and campus culture.
The Congregation of the Holy Spirit, or Spiritans, founded the University as an act of service to the children of poor immigrants who lacked educational opportunities. In essence, the University was built on serving others, and we continue to honor and uphold that noble heritage.
More than a time-honored tradition, service to others, particularly those most in need, is a core value integrated into all aspects of University life. From tutoring youngsters to helping migrant farm workers to operating a low-cost neighborhood pharmacy, faculty, staff and students incorporate service into every aspect of the Duquesne experience.
Our combined service efforts have been recognized by the White House with the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.
Or post to Instagram, because life on campus is as picturesque as it is exciting. Our 50-acre park-like campus is beautifully landscaped with a buzzing student union and plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces for events and to study, relax and spend time with friends.
The 3,500 students who live on campus do so in one of our seven residence halls-including the newest, suite-style Des Places Hall, for upperclassmen and graduate students.
Campus dining includes grab-and-go favorites as well as sit-down options including a full-service bar and grill, a Barnes & Noble Café and a Starbucks retail location.
And when you consider that all of this is just blocks away from Pittsburgh's cultural district and the Strip (the city's ever-popular outdoor marketplace), you can strike a perfect balance between a vibrant social life and rigorous academic work, which makes Duquesne one of the most complete higher education experiences around.
As a Duquesne student, you will be able to tap into a network of tens of thousands of alumni around the world. It is highly likely that there is a Duquesne alum in a position today who was at one time just like you - searching for a school that would help them get to the dream career that you yourself are envisioning.
You, like them, could find that Duquesne is the first step to becoming a leader in your profession and in your community.
Here are a few stories from alumni about how Duquesne influenced their success:
Duquesne's progressive efforts to achieve, maintain and advance high environmental standards began decades ago and continue today with each new project.
Several of our campus buildings already have Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings from the U.S. Green Building Council. Our 130,000 square foot Power Center which contains recreation and fitness areas, conference space, restaurant and retail amenities, and Des Place Hall, a 12-story, all-suite residence hall on campus whose recognition marked the first time that a University facility had earned Gold LEED certification.
Through environmental research, a sustainability-infused business curriculum and community involvement, Duquesne serves as a laboratory where experiments and discoveries produce a better future for generations to come.
Recognition for our sustainability efforts include:
Duquesne Athletics combined for eight individual and one team Atlantic 10 Championship in 2014-15 - bringing the school’s all-time A-10 Championship total to 111. Duquesne has won more Atlantic 10 team titles in the past three years (three) than it had in the previous 35 (two).
Duquesne has consistently proven that its student-athletes not only excel on the courts and fields, but in the classroom as well. DU’s 409 student-athletes posted a combined 3.147 GPA in 2014-15, following an annual trend of nearly two-thirds of Duquesne student-athletes routinely posting GPAs of 3.0 or above. Thirty-one student-athletes posted a 4.0 GPA in the 2014-15 academic year. One hundred forty-seven student-athletes (35%) had a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
In addition, Duquesne’s student-athletes have continued to give back as evidenced by their 2,583 community service hours through the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) A-10 Assists Challenge in a nine-month span from August 2014 through April 2015.
Duquesne University offers 80 undergraduate majors, 85 master's, doctoral and professional programs, and 20 post-graduate certificate programs. No matter what your interest, you are sure to find a program that that will help you achieve your career goals and professional aspirations.