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Support Ukraine through Civic Action


The University of Pittsburgh stands with those across higher education in condemning Russia’s invasion of the independent and democratic nation of Ukraine. The Office of PittServes has complied these resources for faculty, staff, and students to expand their civic engagement during this ongoing crisis. If you have questions or if you would like to suggest additional resources, please contact Sydney O'Hara, the Civic and Community Advising Program Manager in the Office of PittServes. 


Upcoming and Recorded Events Related to the Ukraine Crisis

Event Title: Center for Governance and Market War in Ukraine: Voices from Kyiv
Event Date and Time: Streamed live on February 25th, 2022
Event Location: Virtual 
Event Description:

Join the Center for Governance and Markets at the University of Pittsburgh for a conversation about the unfolding events in Ukraine from leading voices of reform in the country. Speakers:

Tymofiy Mylovanov – President, Kyiv School of Economics; Associate Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh Former Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Agriculture, Ukraine

Nataliia Shapoval – Chair, Kyiv School of Economics Institute, Vice President for Policy Research, Kyiv School of Economics

Moderated: Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili The event is co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies- REEES

Event Registration Link:

Event Title: 

 "Youth4Peace in Ukraine: The role of Youth in Addressing the Current Crisis in Ukraine"
Event Date:  March 2nd, 2022 

Event Description: 

As images of war flood our newsfeeds from Ukraine, we feel shocked and heartbroken. Young people in Ukrainian are shouldering enormous burdens and yet have mobilized to provide assistance to their fellow citizens who are fleeing in search of safety.

Listen to extraordinary young leaders in the front lines of providing life-saving services to their fellow citizens in Ukraine and on the borders. Learn about:

(1) the latest developments from Ukraine,

(2) understand what young leaders are doing to address the crisis that is unfolding, and

(3) what everyday people, organisations, governments, companies, and all of us around the world can do to help.

NOTE: This Webinar was recorded on March 2nd, 2022. It is important to note that although the information shared during this Webinar may have been accurate and up-to-date on March 2nd, new developments have been made that are not shared in the video. See below to find resources for more timely updates. 

Webinar Video Link: 


Stay Informed  

Follow the Russian War on Ukraine through these news outlets that provide reporting on the daily developments. 

International Sources:  


BBC News 


The Kyiv Independent


Suspilne Media


The Kyiv Independent Twitter Feed


The Guardian  


Customizable TV News Station Grid


Nexta, a large network covering Ukraine and Russia 

Domestic Sources: 


New York Times




Associated Press 

Journalists to follow:  


Olga Rudenko, the chief editor of the Kyiv Independent (Ukrainian media on the ground reporting in English) 


Illia Ponomarenko, defense reporter with The Kyiv Independent


Nick Beake, the BBC News Europe correspondent 


Steve Rosenberg, the Moscow correspondent for BBC News, reporting from Russia 


Nika Melkozerova, the executive editor of New Voice Ukraine 


Isobel Koshiw, a journalist in Kyiv 


Tim Mak, an NPR investigative correspondent currently reporting from Kyiv 


Maria Avdeeva, disinformation analyst in Ukraine 

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"Feisty Ukrainian resistance explained by Pitt scholars"

"A month into the war on Ukraine, 'We fight. We resist the conflict.'"

"In the news: 7 Pitt People on Ukraine"

"Their professor is in Ukraine. These students said it changed their lives."

"The war in Ukraine will be fought in court, too. Here's how Pitt's School of Law is helping."

"Two Pitt psychiatrists are raising money to stem Ukraine's mental health crisis"

"Pitt School of Law to give Ukrainian lawyers full rides for year of study"


Social Activism and Protest  

Get connected to peaceful protest events, as well as social media solidarity campaigns and letter writing campaigns.


Pittsburgh Community Organizations to Support 

Support Ukrainian Pittsburgh community organizations that are working to support Ukrainian Pittsburgh Residents and Ukrainians abroad. 

  • Ukraine Cultural and Humanitarian InstituteUCHI’s mission is to develop relationships between the US and Ukraine on cultural, educational, and humanitarian levels.  It also serves to develop cross-cultural understanding between the peoples of the US and Ukraine.  It serves three constituencies:  Ukrainians in Ukraine seeking to build democratic structures in Ukraine, Ukrainians in America, and others interested in learning about modern Ukraine.

  • Pittsburgh Ukrainians: A place to meet the Ukrainian community in Pittsburgh. 

  • Ukrainian Technological Society of PittsburghThe Ukrainian Technological Society of Pittsburgh is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  UTS is a nonsectarian, nonpolitical, cross-generational association of Ukrainian professionals and businesspersons interested in cultivating Ukrainian cultural and social awareness and strengthening the Ukrainian Community through active participation and leadership.

  • Pittsburgh Jewish Family and Community ServicesJFCS is known as a leader in providing innovative and effective social service solutions to problems facing families and individuals of all ages and walks of life. Services are provided and referrals are made without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap or disability. JFCS is committed to helping in this crisis. At this time, there are few legal pathways for Ukrainians displaced by the war to enter the United States.



Donate funds to Pittsburgh based humanitarian aid efforts, as well as international donation organizations.  


Social Media Following 

Follow these relevant accounts on Instagram to stay informed about community and campus events.                                   


Get Support

The University Counseling Center (UCC) is here to support you 24/7!  If you need support at any time, call 412-648-7930.                             

UCC Drop-In Hours:

Drop-In is the first step to connect with clinical services at the University Counseling Center. Drop-In is a same-day meeting with a clinician and is open to students who are interested in services or need support. Please note: Drop-In is first come, first serve and wait times will vary.


Drop-In Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (EST)

Please call the UCC at (412) 648-7930