Student Office
of Sustainability

The Student Office of Sustainability (SOOS) supports the potential of students to to infuse sustainability into the culture, values, and decision-making at Pitt. With a physical collaboration space in the William Pitt Union (510) , Founded in 2014, SOOS today supports 20+ affiliated student organizations’ projects and goal-setting. while helping students creatively revolutionize the way the University of Pittsburgh community approaches environmental and social justice, and inspire conversations about building a sustainable future on campus and off.

SOOS Informational Video

Mission & History

The SOOS’s mission is to support the potential of students to creatively revolutionize the way the Pitt community approaches environmental and social justice, and inspire conversations about building a sustainable future.

SOOS was established in 2014 by student members of the former Student Government Board Environmental Committee. Today, the SOOS SGB Liaison is on the SGB Cabinet and and Assembly.

SOOS-Affiliated Student Organizations

Sustainability-focused and -related clubs and organizations at Pitt are encouraged to get involved with SOOS to help contribute to sustainability on- and off-campus. Official SOOS-affiliated organizations participate in strategy sessions and SOOS First Thursday meetings.

Who We Are

Cameron Chase
Managing Director
Student Office of Sustainability
Class of 2023
(she/her)
About Cameron
Christy Kim
Christy Kim
SOOS Social Media & Communications Associate
Class of 2024
(she/her)
About Christy
Kira Klein
Kira Klein
Managing Director of Thriftsburgh
Class of 2023
About Kira
Maggie Lincoln
Maggie Lincoln
Green Suite Associate
Class of 2024
About Maggie
Nicole Marchese
Nicole Marchese
E-Commerce and Special Events Coordinator of Thriftsburgh
Class of 2024
About Nicole
Rachel Vertucci
Rachel Vertucci
Director of the Green Fund Advisory Board
Class of 2023
About Rachel
Taylor Thomas
Taylor Thomas
Program Associate for Collaborative Events and Initiatives
Class of 2023
(she/her)
About Taylor

Contact the Student Office of Sustainability

510 William Pitt Union
3959 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213

soos@pitt.edu