Conference Recordings

Keynote | University of Pittsburgh

Published March 9, 2021
Presented by Kenyon R. Bonner, University of Pittsburgh
Planning Types: Student Affairs Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Early in the pandemic, the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) took deliberate steps to communicate, engage, and collaborate with its campus and surrounding neighborhood. These actions included health and safety measures and programs, channels for addressing concerns, and efforts to meet basic campus and community needs. This session will focus on how the university encouraged adherence to health and safety guidelines by using a framework emphasizing culture, education, compliance, and support. Come learn how Pitt fostered a sense of community and belonging, created volunteer experiences, and motivated students to comply with health and safety rules during a public health crisis.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Juxtapose the community concern with the campus context and health mandates to balance your priorities.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply a sense of belonging in a campus community with its surrounding neighborhood.
  3. Identify strategies for motivating students in different ways to partner with communities for compliance with health and safety rules.
  4. Discuss a communication framework that ensures two-way communication between a campus and its adjacent community.


Kenyon R. Bonner

Vice Provost and Dean of Students
University of Pittsburgh

Recorded March 9, 2021.

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