Advisor Toolbox

The Advisor Toolbox provides resources and referral information for undergraduate advisors and students.

Referring Students for Help

Learn more about making referrals in Pathways, Pitt’s advising and student success platform, and what to do if you have immediate safety concerns for a student.

Advising Certification and Training Program

The University of Pittsburgh Advising Certification and Training Program is a suite of online onboarding and training materials designed for faculty and staff at Pitt who work with students in an advising and mentoring capacity. Learn more »

Mentoring and Advising Workshop Archive

Take advantage of our collection of past workshop recordings to learn more about issues important to mentors and advisors.

Incorporating Civic Engagement into Advising

The Pathways for Civic Growth project team presented a workshop on integrating civic mindedness and engagement into advising and the institutional culture at Pitt. Access the workshop recording and materials here.


The Office of the Provost leads the Pathways initiative, a collaborative effort to support undergraduate students from enrollment to graduation. By combining technology, best practices, and analytics, Pathways helps Pitt leverage data and manage advising and academic support resources to increase retention and graduation. Learn more about the Pathways initiative »

Pitt Commons

Pitt Commons is the University’s networking and mentoring platform, available exclusively to the Pitt community. Advisors can use the platform to assist students in finding a mentor, connecting them to alumni in their chosen field, and developing students’ professional networks. Email for access to the "admin intro tool" – a great resource for advisors to introduce students to alumni who can provide career guidance and support.