The Student Affairs Department was created to serve students by providing out-of-class opportunities to enhance their educational experiences. The Student Affairs Department endeavors to develop an individual who has not only successfully completed an academic program, but has also acquired a range of outside interests and skills in interpersonal relations. To aid in the formation of these skills, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh promotes a variety of student organizations and activities in which all students are strongly encouraged to participate.
Student Activities: Student Affairs offers a number of quarterly activities that provide students with an opportunity to meet and mingle with each other. These include tournaments, performances, receptions, contests, as well as an annual Summer Carnival, Halloween Party and Scavenger Hunt.
Clubs and Organizations: A variety of student clubs and organizations are offered to meet the needs and diversity of the student population. These groups provide students with the opportunity for professional networking, sharing common interests, and developing leadership skills.
Leadership Training: Student Affairs offers students the chance to develop their leadership skills through participation in the Student Leadership Institutes, Parts I, II and III. Students who participate in these programs have the unique opportunity to add the elements of leadership to their academic competencies to create an expansive professional repertoire. Participation in the Student Leadership Institute seminars offers the opportunity for students to create not only memories of a lifetime, but the skills of a lifetime, too.
Health and Wellness: Each quarter Student Support Services sponsors a Wellness Week for our students. During this week, a variety of local organizations visit the campus to provide information on a wide variety of health and wellness topics.
Workshops: Both Academic Affairs and Student Affairs offer workshops for students quarterly. These workshops deal with topics ranging from life drawing to time management to wellness. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities which lead to both personal and professional development.