Getting Involved

Making a cause, one person at a time

If you have been inspired, angered or otherwise emotionally moved by any of the films presented in the series, and would like to "get involved"  and contribute in your own way to making our community and world a better place,  we encourage you to explore the volunteering opportunities available through both on-campus and local non-profit organizations.

Here are just few you may wish to explore and consider:


These are on-campus student organizations that represent a wide-range of human rights and charitable causes (information provided by Duquesne University Campus Link).

Best Buddies Best Buddies is an international organization that focuses on creating lasting friendships between people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those without.
BETA : Better Education Through Action (BETA) The Vision of the BETA organization is to promote social justice in local and global communities using dedication, compassion, and empathy. We strive to provide the tools for empowerment, leadership and change to those whom we assist.
The Center for Student Involvement The Center for Student Involvement coordinates the services and programs for all recognized student organizations of the University as well as the facilities of the Duquesne Union. 
Circle K International Circle K International is a service organization with a worldwide membership that promotes service, leadership, and fellowship. The mission of Circle K is to develop students into responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service. 
Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) Colleges Against Cancer is the student affiliate of the American Cancer Society. Throughout the year, members help plan and organize variety of projects, fundraisers, and cancer awareness events including Relay for Life
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) CEC is an international community of educators who are the voice and vision of special & gifted education. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with exceptionalities and their families through professional excellence and advocacy
Duquesne University Volunteers (DUV) DUV seeks to make community service a vital part of the Duquesne experience by fostering a lifelong commitment to service, civic engagement, and social justice.
Ebony Women: Women for Social Change To unite all women of color at Duquesne University to create a sense of community and enact social change within the University and surrounding areas
Evergreen Evergreen's mission is to create and promote environmental awareness on campus and in the Duquesne community.
Habitat for Humanity Duquesne (HFHD) Habitat For Humanity Duquesne works directly with Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Pittsburgh Area. We will be assisting the regional parent organization by participating in day builds and volunteering at the "Re-Store".
Ignite! Group for Progressive Cultural Education The purpose of IGNITE! Group is to shed light on the fading cultural affiliation among youth around the world, educate children about their culture, spread awareness of world cultures to the USA, and provide access to music to the less fortunate.
International Relations Club (IR Club) IR Club is a group of students interested in International Relations. Members need not be IR majors. Our main goals are to bring students interested in IR together and to host events which may be of interest to students who share a fascination with IR
Lambda (Gay Straight Alliance) Through education and support, Lambda works to build a community of tolerance and acceptance in dealing with LGBT issues
Model United Nations Council (MUN) MUN discusses and debates major international issues with Model UN. Take the class, or participate as a club member! Each semester normally includes a sponsored trip to a national conference.
Multicultural Programming Advisory Council (MPAC) Multicultural Programming Advisory Council (MPAC) consists of representatives from each of the Multicultural Student Organizations, as well as appointed members selected by the Director of Multicultural Affairs.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice. 
Net Impact Net Impact is a global network of leaders who are changing the world through business. Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of new leaders
Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) The mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), as educators within the Division of Student Life, is to facilitate the holistic development of a diverse student population by providing a network of support services and co-curricular learning.  
Spiritan Campus Ministry (SCM) Offering opportunities for community service, spiritual, and cross-cultural involvement on campus and across the globe
Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) The mission of Strong Women, Strong Girls is to build upon the lessons learned from strong women throughout history to help girls and young women become strong women themselves
St. Vincent DePaul Society (SVDP) The Duquesne chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is part of an organization that spans across the world to bring hope and compassion to those with all types of need
Students for Human Rights (SFHR) Duquesne's SFHR works on various human rights issues throughout the year, organizing teach-ins, film screenings, and events that work toward spreading awareness.


Local Off-Campus Organizations

There are literally hundreds of non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh region working to make our community and the world a better place--supporting a wide range of causes. 

Below is a partial list of organizations who have participated in the university's annual Human Rights Film Series:

Amizade Global Service Learning

Global Solutions Pittsburgh / Human Rights Network

GMO Free Pittsburgh

Pure Thirst

Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coaltion

Coal River Mountain Watch