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Do you bleed Blue & Gold? Are you interested in showcasing your Pitt pride to alumni, students, and friends of the University? Then apply to the Blue & Gold Society! Check out some important dates below and contact us with any questions.

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Save the Date! 

Please refer to the following dates and times for important application deadlines. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2018
Wednesday, November 6, 2018
Tuesday January 7, 2019
Wednesday, January 8, 2019

Blue & Gold Society Information Sessions

(Choose one to attend.)

Friday, January 18, 2019

Application Due at noon.

Friday and Saturday, February 8 - 9, 2019

Dinner with 12

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Speed Network with a BG

Monday, February 25, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
            

Personal Interviews

Alumni Center Conference Room

March 2019

New member meetings

April 2019

Chancellor announces the 2018-2019 Blue & Gold Society

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the application come out?
    • Thursday, November 1.

 

 

  • When is the application due?
    • Friday, January 18, 2019

 

  • Is there a cost to join?
    • No. However we do require all applicants to be members of the Student Alumni Association. Not member yet? Join here today!

 

  • Where can I find out more about the Blue and Gold Society?
    • Our website is a great place to start! www.alumni.pitt.edu.  For more information, we will be holding multiple information sessions, see the dates above. Attend our information sessions to have your questions answered, to meet members of BGS, and to learn about our outstanding organization!

 

  • What does the application process consist of?
    • Fill out the application.
      • Resume
      • Short essay questions
      • One letter of recommendation
    • Submit application by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2019.
    • If selected, come in for a personal interview.
      • You will be interviewed by a diverse 10-member committee

 

  • I am a freshman and don’t know any of my professors well enough to ask for a recommendation. Can I ask one of my high school teachers?
    • Yes! As a freshman, you are permitted to ask a high school teacher for a recommendation letter.

 

  • Is there a GPA requirement?
    • Yes. You must have at least a 3.0 to apply.

 

  • Can I apply as a senior?
    • Unfortunately, we cannot consider seniors for the Blue and Gold Society.  Although we do begin recruitment at the beginning of the spring semester, inductions do not take place until the end of the school year, and Blue and Gold Society responsibilities begin the following school year. 

 

  • Can I apply as a junior?
    • Yes! Every year, we accept a select number of exceptional juniors. Special consideration is taken, as the student will only be in Blue and Gold Society for one year.

  

  • Who do I contact if I have more questions about the Blue & Gold Society recruitment process? 

 

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