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University's Fitness for Life

The focus of the University’s Fitness for Life program is to encourage proactive healthcare management for its faculty and staff members as well as their family members. Proactive healthcare management not only helps individuals to manage or avoid health risks which can improve their well-being, but it also helps to reduce the University of Pittsburgh Fitness for Lifehealth care costs that we all pay for collectively.

In addition to the ongoing positive initiatives that the University has offered to encourage a healthy lifestyle, such as covering in-network preventive care visits at 100%, the University, in conjunction with UPMC Health Plan, will continue to offer new initiatives, incentives and programs that will support proactive healthcare management.

For members who are “well,” the focus will be on staying well. For any members “at risk,” there will be opportunities and information provided to help lower that risk. Members with chronic healthcare conditions will be encouraged to participate proactively in care & condition management programs.

It is with these proactive programs and initiatives that the University will continue to work with faculty and staff members, as well as their families, to encourage “Fitness for Life.”

Visit: for more information about the great opportunities through this excellent program.


LifeSolutions provides a broad range of services to assist faculty, staff, and their household members to balance work and the stresses of daily life. The services are provided at no cost to you. LifeSolutions services include:

  • Crisis 24/7 contact information
  • Personalized WorkLife referralsLifeSolutions
  • Online WorkLife resources
  • Counseling and Coaching sessions
  • Disability and Family Medical Leave outreach

24/7 Crisis SupportLifeSolutions is available any time of day, every day for emergencies including but not limited to:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Homicidal thoughts
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation support
  • Crisis intervention

And many more services. Visit: for more information. For help, please call 1-866-647-3432.


The PITT ARTS Cheap Seats program is available to University of Pittsburgh staff, students, and faculty, and includes deeply discounted tickets to some of the most sought after arts events in the city! PITT ARTS offers Cheap Seats to eleven different arts organizations including Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh CLO, and many more.

You can reserve tickets outside the PITT ARTS office at 929 William Pitt Union with your valid Pitt ID. Fill out a ticket order form, attach payment (exact cash, check, or credit/debit card), and put it in the appropriate lock box if the office is closed. Your tickets will be waiting for you one hour prior to the performance at the appropriate venue. Be prepared to show your valid Pitt ID at the Will Call box office. It is that simple.

Each person can purchase up to four tickets for all shows (with a few noted exceptions), and you can take non-Pitt people!

The events involved are not Pitt sponsored events or venues. Rather, PITT ARTS works with arts organizations to ensure that "best available" seating is offered for a low price.

For more information visit: to find out about outstanding arts offerings!

Faculty & Staff Development Program

The Office of Human Resources, through the Faculty & Staff Development Program, offers a variety of workshops to enhance the professional and personal development of University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff. There are learning opportunities in several categories to help you maximize your professional growth.

For workshop schedule and registration visit:

The University Club

sit: The University Club provides faculty and staff a place to eat, relax, exercise, entertain and engage in intellectual discussion with members of the campus community. As a member of the exclusive Faculty and Staff Club, you will enjoy not only our beautiful accommodations, but numerous events and activities throughout the year.

Social Membership Benefits

Become a social member of the University Club and enjoy the following exclusive features.

  • Dining in the Fraternity Grill for business casual lunches
  • Access to an elegant Library and Reading Room
  • Daily casual lunches in the College Room Lounge featuring our popular endless soup and salad!
  • Thursdays all-you-care-to eat buffets in the College Room Lounge
  • Daily happy hours in the College Room Lounge or on the Rooftop Terrace overlooking the magnificent Cathedral of Learning

For more information and how to join, visit:


200 South Craig St
504 Craig Hall Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15260

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