The Pittsburgh community gathered in the Hill District to celebrate playwright August Wilson's birthday and his impact on our region.

What We Do

Collaborating to Make a Difference

At Duquesne, service is more than something we do. It's a core part of our identity. The practice of civic engagement—the exchange of resources between Duquesne and its surrounding communities and partners —has been central to our mission since the University's founding in 1878.

Today, that tradition is alive and well—and reaching more people than ever before.

The Office of Civic Engagement and External Relations connects the University and its partners across five areas of impact:

Through relationships with commmunity members and orgnaizations, as well as corporate, foundation, and government partners, we share our resources and talent to impact the the Pittsburgh region and across the world. 

Serving Students through Service to Others

For Duquesne students, learning extends beyond the classroom. Through the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR), students and faculty create partnerships that provide meaningful opportunities for learning, conducting resesarch, and addressing community concerns.  

Through the Center for Student Involvement, the Office of Co-Curricular Community Engagement combines real-world experiences and academics. Student volunteers complement classroom learning through intentionally designed service opportunities that benefit our neighbors.