The movement also greatly affected its members. Third Alternative volunteers were excited about being a part of a nationally- recognized movement and were grateful to have played a large part in saving their school. Interviewees discussed how volunteering with the movement influenced their involvement at Duquesne and encouraged them to branch out and try new activities. The skills they developed while canvassing and fundraising also had an impact on the students’ professional lives after graduation. Many members of the Third Alternative have stayed in the Pittsburgh area throughout their professional lives, further contributing their talents to the region. It is inarguable that the Third Alternative had a positive, lasting influence on Duquesne, the city of Pittsburgh, and its members. This oral history project serves to showcase this group’s accomplishments and remember an extraordinary period in Duquesne's history.